Saturday, March 22, 2014
an abundance of wildlife...
A black feral cat sitting on our fence
Recently one of our *neighbors* (meaning they live somewhere in our area) wrote about the dangers of having coyotes in the vicinity. They had reported coyote spottings close by to our local animal control. And it's true that we see coyotes running the streets and alleys occasionally (we do live on a creek and green back area). The AC people try to trap and relocate them, but without much success. This particular person was concerned about the dangers to small animals (dogs and cats) as well as young children. They were told that even a 6 foot fence can't keep them out.
Well... I have no problem with coyotes being *relocated*, and have even seen one in our own yard a few years ago. Poor thing looked like he was starving and suffering from a bad case of mange. And we certainly don't want the cats and other critters to be in any danger. But since we put up our 6 foot fence, we've yet to see another coyote in our yard. We do hear them howling at night, and it's a strange forlorn sound. I guess what I'm getting at... is that it's *us who have invaded their space*, not the other way around and to be complaining about their presence seems... I don't know, ... a bit arrogant. Can't we try to be more tolerant to the nature around us... not want to get rid of it... but learn to live in harmony with it? Is this just me or do others feel the same?