Sometimes we have Mountain Lions, not really, our neighbor who has sheeps, usually gets the Mountain Lions, but they Do Walk Down the Ditch banks.
Mom and Dad see the tracks
Our neighbor with the sheep gets more than tracks—just say’n.
When the Mountain Lions show up our deer population disappears. They leave.
I would run too if I were Mountain Lion food.
We might have other big scary bad things but I don’t know about it—oh!
WAIT! I forgot!
How could I forget!
We Have COYOTES!!
You can hear them singing, yelling, and howling every night.
Some nights are shudder-worthy because you know they made a kill and are dancing and yipping for joy.
Stay cats don’t have a chance in the country. Neither do not stray cats.
That is why Mom makes me come in EVERY night. Even if I want to stay outside and hunt, Mom comes out, shakes the Kitty Candy jar, calls my name and I come running.
Coyotes eat lots of stuff—they eat rabbits, ground squirrels, mice, voles, weasels, snakes, grasshoppers, quail, pheasant, careless cats, wild dogs, stay dogs, and dogs and cats that have been ‘dropped off’ to fend for themselves in the country.
They eat baby calves, just born baby caves, dead cows, baby deer, you name it.
They also eat apricots, apples that have fallen on the ground, prunes, plums, and pears.
They also like to eat the fruit of the prickly pear cactus.
Coyotes will come right into the farmyard and eat watermelon, cantaloupe, dig in the trash barrels to scarf down garbage.
Well, I think I’ve covered the BIG BAD ANIMALS who live with us on the farm. I think, the next time I will tell you about the ‘other’ animals.
So stay tuned; we are learning about animals on the farm!