Spring is in the air
Spring is a few days away. Before we can step into the season a little snow must fall. I do not think we will need to shovel a heavy amount of the white stuff this time.
The hearty flowering plants are emerging from the earth along our backyard fence.
A little rabbit was peering into my patio doors when our eyes met at 3:00 am this morning. I think we are friends now!
Everyone is chatting about the large amount of coyotes and fox that roam this county. I’ve observed both recently , including their pups.
One man took action , killed several adults, loaded the pile of dead animals into the back of a pick-up truck and showcased his trophies on Facebook.
I thought to myself, what about the unborn babies and new born pups unprepared to fend for themselves-find food and avoid the dangers that lurk in daylight and in darkness?
This country girl had listened to the coyotes howling in our pit hills many moonlit nights and heard them fussing in my front yard and beyond during a feeding frenzy.
One bright morning, I sent my little Schnauzer, Zip, out to do her business. The phone rang and I stepped inside the back door to take the call. I heard coyotes close by in the wooded area behind our pigpen just beyond where Zip played in the dry leaves.
I ran out the door, flew off the high porch steps, ran toward my little house pet and swept her up in my arms. It sent shivers done their spines without thinking of the danger we faced. They took off down the path without looking back. The edge on my voice was sharp as a razor and well heard.
I thought about the farmer that loses his or her precious livestock to such predators, in their barn lots, pens and grazing spaces.
He must protect his animals, since, when they find a place to grab easy meals, those carnivorous coyotes as well as those little foxes will return to the scene of the crime day or night, if they are very hungry.
Steel traps do not always clamp down on the intended prey. Instead, they injure or kill someone’s or your harmless pet. Left unchecked or the set site location, forgotten, the animal will starve or bleed to death. If someone or you steps on one and it snaps you might need a bucket to contain the tears.
Know your target(s) and please don’t put your guns in the wrong hands.
I saw a picture of a dog this week on Facebook. A trap clamped down on the muzzle of the animal and dug deep into the flesh. Thankfully, the injured canine was found and is getting much needed care.
Now this clean freak must chase those canine predators from my thoughts and kill snakes around the house.
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