Sorry for my recent inactivity. I moved to my Mom’s house and still have no internet there, and it’s hard to lug my laptop around to and from work. I’ll be back soon, but I’m unsure of when. We have a lot of expenses before I can install internet. Currently my Mom and I are building a new chicken coop, and a pheasant aviary! I am alllergic to birds, but I adore pheasants. I hang out with our chickens quite often, and come out all red-nosed and sneezing, but it’s worth it. We have four fat and happy chickens currently. I’m hoping to get two pairs of pheasants; Lady Amherst and Golden. Possibly Silver as well. Does anyone out there know a lot about these birds? I can read all I want online, but talking to an experienced person is much better imo.
See you all later!!
Aw, that’s so sad! Is it in season where you are? And ugh, I can’t believe that the hunter would just waste…
They are. The city is setting up those silly coyote hunting games where teams of hunters go out and kill as many coyotes as possible, and the team with most kills at the end of the week gets a prize. It’s pretty ridiculous. But people kill coyotes out of season all the time- Basically the mentality of 90% of the people here is kill on sight which is saddening. The two I found were really young too, couldn’t have been more than a year old.
I visited the dump road the other day, and found something that made me a little sad on a personal level. Two coyotes; Both headless. One was fully skinned, but the other was half skinned, like the hunter was lazy and just decided to give up and let the fur go to waste. But that’s not the sad part.
Upon seeing these two little coyotes, I realized that I hadn’t heard the beautiful howling outside my window for the past few nights. I always enjoy falling asleep to the sound of coyotes and owls singing, and now I am left sort of empty in a way, wondering if these two were the duet that made the night so full. These were young animals, one a male and the second I wasn’t able to determine. I’ll be back to take what I can from their remains, provided they’re still around come springtime. And I’ll also remain in hope that my singing coyotes will come back, in one way or another.