Updated on Wednesday*:
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.
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.
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
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