Friday, March 8, 2013
What To Do?
Oh boy you find yourself in some uncomfortable positions but thank goodness it resolved itself. After tending to the cattle we made our usual round to the back forty and the east property just to see what we could see. We saw what I didn't want to see. A coyote caught in a trap and not dead. Flailing around trying to get loose. It wasn't the snare type and could move around a little and not caught by the neck. The coyotes are not friends of the rancher, hunter, or farmer but you sure don't enjoy seeing them suffer. We don't carry a gun so we left so as not to keep it excited and moving around. On the way out we met the hunter who has permission from the land owner to hunt. Told him of the plight of the coyote and ask if he had a gun with him. We talked a minute about the land being for sale at a high price and how he would loose his hunting rights if it sells and John would have to move his cattle off the acreage. He has a camera and a feeder. He told us of seeing the exotic deer at the feeder about three weeks ago which is about the time we saw it. He also said there was a helecopter shining lights on the feeder one night at two in the morning. Humm Mr. Banker is spending a lot to look for his expensive deer. Hunter also said he saw two other much less expensive exotic deer at the feeder. I wanted to ask him how I looked on that camera checking out the snare and the waving red ribbon, but instead I kept my mough shut and just listened. I'm wondering how they got out of that deer proof fence. We parted ways for us to come home and hunter to go take care of the coyote. Coyotes kill a lot of animals they shouldn't but this one won't be able to.