It's harsh, but I think if you have livestock then that's your primary concern. When we kept chickens I often got annoyed with folks that put food out for foxes - as if there weren't enough rabbits, pigeons and rats for them to feed off naturally.
Jane-thanks- when I posted this image I thought "will some folks get pissed off?" as we are living in an area where folks take their livelihood seriously-because it is. I dont tell them that I like coyotes- ! When we moved here I gave away our chickens because I knew it would be a battle to keep them alive as we don't have a dog and there are way too many predators here ......what's the point? A friend over the hill has 25 chickens and 5 dogs. No problem most of the time. It's interesting living here.
As one with livestock, I must admit I'm not a fan of coyotes at all and it gives me shivers when I hear them. We lost many a kid and several adult goats to coyotes despite having "guard donkeys". We only have cattle now, but I still don't feel entirely comfortable when I know there are calves in the pasture. Even our outside dogs (who do their share of hunting rabbits and squirrels) stay close to the house when they hear coyotes.
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