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August 21, 2014

Last week, I said that I would not tolerate any coyotes on our lawn. At least one coyote must have read that and decided to challenge me.

Sunday afternoon, I heard a noise when I stepped off the deck while walking the dogs. The noise was a little fawn running as fast it could down the road, bawling for help. Right behind it was a coyote, running silently and swift.

The fawn took to the hill, with the coyote right behind, and ran a circle in the woods next to our house. The chase ended in a ravine in the woods above our house, when the fawn suddenly became more vocal, and then quit bawling. Game over, fawn loses, coyote wins.

All of this happened within two to three minutes, as I stood in the yard with our little dog on his leash. It all happened so fast, he wasn’t even aware of what was going on.

I am not at all happy about this, and I don’t want those predators around our home. When the snow flies, I will see about tracking them back to their den, so that further action may be taken.

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Meanwhile, the hummingbirds are fattening up at the feeders in preparation of their annual trip to South America. At this point in the year they don’t even fight much, they just crowd together on the feeder, occasionally using all 10 feeding holes.

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We are still not smoking at our house, and it has now been a month since we quit, and still feeling better every day, and not having moments of jealousy when someone lights up in a movie or television show.

 

 

 

 


 

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