Coyotes in Florida are bold enough to take a little dog right off its leash while the owner is walking it. They hang out along with bobcats around golf courses. I almost lost my cat to a bobcat. I open the door just in time for my cat to get away. The bobcat just stood there giving me a dirty look for spoiling his hunt. Biggest bobcat I ever saw and I have seen a few.
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Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now. Dylan
Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:24 PM
Michelle, on 06 October 2012 - 02:09 PM, said:
And this is what happens when they do.
CHATSWORTH, GA (WRCB) -- People in Chatsworth no longer need to be cautious of three bears that were roaming neighborhoods, streets and school yards looking for food.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources caught the mother and her two cubs and found this was not the bears' first run in with authorities. On Tuesday they were euthanized.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Manager Larry Etheridge said, "in this situation they were coming right up to houses, eating bird seed, sitting down and sleeping."
Etheridge says the three bears had lost all fear of humans, he says one month ago these same bears were removed from a neighborhood in Pickens County.
From OP article: "The animals do not usually attack humans. Waving arms, shouting, or throwing a rock will usually scare a threatening coyote away, said Dr Gehrt."
I love all wildlife but unfortunately they are already getting too used to humans for scare tactics to work, which will only lead to more problem encounters as animal populations near humans increase. Coyotes have bitten dogs and people protecting their dogs at a dog park where a relative of mine lives. Except for children and pets, I fear the losers will be the wildlife in these situations. But I love children and pets too.
"Sacre bleu Last night I srink too much Cognac an ze chair hit me in ze head." Black Red Devil "Looks like Chappy took a crappy in my gumbo." G. Ramsay
These animal nuisances and menaces to society must yield way for the other cockroaches, the human race!
Animals will be reserved strictly to overcrowded slaughterhouses where the roaches' meat is harvested. And as long as it's just chickens, fish, pigs, and cows, who cares? The rest of the animals serve little useful purpose to humans, and besides, future generations can simply look at beautiful color pictures online of all the extinct species we didn't care about while they were still here.
I'm not sure if I'm being cynical about the future or not (everyone will have their iGadgets handy after all), probably just a realist.