We have been hearing the coyotes howl and yelp a lot in the evenings, so we knew they were out and about. But we actually say our first one of the season today. He was very bold and was out hunting in the middle of the day. Usually, they are more likely to come out at dusk or in the evenings. At first, he was right at our fence, then started wondering around the top of the first lake. Our dogs, Lucie and Vinnie, scared him away, which was a good thing too. He was on the prowl for the goslings that were out enjoying the day with their parents. Lucie and Vinnie came to their rescue and were the heroes of the day, by loudly barking, which eventually made him change his plans. Sadly, I did not get the camera in time to catch him. But I am pretty certain there will be plenty more opportunities in the near future.
Most animals, and people, will definitely think twice before attacking when the guardians and protectors are much larger and stronger than the attackers. This was certainly the case with our coyote attacker. Lucie and Vinnie are each 140 lbs. It was definitely a wise decision for the coyote to turn the other way and to rethink his plans for the day.
The Guardians – Lucie
Thanks to the guardians, the goslings live to see another day.
‘Tis the season for wildlife to be about and about, and it’s not only the cute ducklings and goslings or baby bunnies. The predators are out too. So be aware and be cautious. So even more so than normal, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.