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Old 01-05-2005, 03:17 PM
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I have a cattle dog that sits over gopher holes and listens then sticks her head down and comes up with one...screeching...she kills it then on to the next hole! lol she cracks me up! my mom has a dalmation that is a better mouser then a cat! We too live in the country and find all sorts of interesting critters!
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I also have 8 barn kitties and 40 cows.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:27 PM
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Renee, I'm curious. How likely do you think it could be for coyotes to go over or under a chainlinked fence? My husband at times tells me I shouldnt worry but after all the years of finding critters in the yard I just dont trust any them to stay on their side of the fence! In the last several years have seen the coyotes in town only 5 or 6 blocks from main street so we know for a fact they are getting braver.
I am always getting yelled at by my kids because I hate snakes, mice/rats, spiders....and my thought is they can live happly anywhere else in the world but at my house! You'd never know I was raised on a farm.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:34 PM
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A chain link fence isn't going to stop hungry coyotes. No pets or small children out unsupervised at night - ever! Having a well lit yard helps too. Not only are they getting braver, but you'll probably notice they aren't the smaller creatures they normally are. They're getting larger, partly because they are adapting to living with us and aren't having to scrounge as desperately and they are also cross breeding with dogs on occasion.

Just one more worry if you have an unneutered male - or female for that matter. A male might catch the scent of the coyote female and take off after it, probably getting savaged in the process, and your female might end up being bred by a clever coyote.
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:34 PM
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well gee...I sure am glad to hear everyone's stories. I needed that reality check that this happens to a lot of people. Renee...My husband said the same exact thing about Rosie. He said "HELOO Melissa....have you absorbed anything at all about her breed? and even more so about the TERRRIER qualities? she was probably soooo proud of herself and you just went and ruined it!" She looooves to shake her stuffed animal toys and I am SURE the rat stood no chance in that powerful neck shake! I appreciate everyone's responses. I am glad I am NOT dealing with Coyotes!
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Old 01-05-2005, 03:48 PM
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It was dead but no blood or anything so I am guessing the girls 'played with it' to death. :

ROFL with this statement. I caught my Westie playing with a field mouse in the middle of our driveway once. Just pawing it around. I quickly distracted Nora and the poor mouse scampered away. Sadie's been caught playing with field mice and moles at times also. The both of them are like the three stooges, minus the one. LOL They will play with critters. Its like the blind leading the blind. The only one time we had a large animal in our backyard was a possum and that was a few years ago, when our Lhasa was alive. Oh yeah, and one year we had a family of three wild turkeys that would show up at the same time of day every day for about a month just making their way through everyone's bird feeders.
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Old 01-05-2005, 04:55 PM
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Brady's friend Jenny's owners have two outdoor cats, and they love us so much too that sometimes I get a present of a nice mouse or so on my doorstep. I know it is Mr. Pants leaving them, but he likes Brady so much so I don't know if it is for Brady or for me. That cat likes my dog more than my own cat does. Mr. Pants actually thinks he is a dog!
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:24 PM
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Cidney, got another one for. My uncle loves snakes so much to the point that he will not drive the two hours it takes to get to my mom's place to see her. But when she told that she had to remove a large tree and as she inspected it she noticed a very large black snake living in the trunk of the tree. My uncles drives through nightmare rushhour traffic (three hours in the case) jumps from his truck as he parks in the driveway. Comanders my assistance and rangles not one but two very large black snakes. They were pretty calm. He bagged them up so that he could set them free elsewhere. He has all sorts of knowledge about these things so am sure they found a fun place to catch rats and other such stuff. just hope they are not near your mom. Hee hee.
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:59 AM
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Funny how I saw this post yesterday and then last night Brady went to Jenny's and their cat brought a mouse to the back door while we were there and Brady and Jenny had themselves quite a time with it.
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Old 01-06-2005, 09:23 AM
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My bunch were playing keep away with a barn rat they'd killed. Ugh!
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:38 PM
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I had a family of opossums living under my deck for at least two years. It was gross. Every night when I'd come home from work, I'd have to deal with the carnage. Some nights, it would be an adult. Laying there on his/her side with the eyes still staring. I would never know if they were really dead or playing dead. They're gross. But what was bad were the babies... they're actually pretty cute. And I'd come home to a couple at a time... dead in the backyard. The dogs were pretty high on it...
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