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Animals in my yard. Part 1.


simplybill

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There was a coyote in my yard this morning. It was sniffing the air and searching for breakfast in the pre-dawn light. I’ve never before seen a coyote so close to my house, but I think I’ll be seeing more of them soon: I’ve changed my diet to include rotisserie chicken from Walmart. Lunch or dinner might be half a chicken, a handful of Triscuits, and a sliced apple. Easy and cheap, but healthy. 

I always share my leftovers with the raccoons. I take the chicken bones outside to the cement sidewalk that leads to my gravel driveway, and usually by morning the bones have completely vanished. 

But I made a mistake last night. There was a lot of chicken fat in the bottom of the plastic container, and I thought the raccoons might enjoy the extra treat. Well, they certainly did. They woke me up about five times during the night trying to salvage every last drop of fat. I don’t know why, but that plastic container scraping across the cement sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard in the middle of the night.

I’m thinking the chicken fat is what attracted the coyote. The human equivalent is like when you drive past a bakery and then turn the car around to go back and buy a donut. The aroma just draws you in.

 

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Michelle

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The neighbors ring doorbell catches three of them going right down the middle of the street. It looks like they are going down to the little restaurant at the end of the road checking for dropped scraps. About an hour later they head back up the same way into the woods.

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Manwon Lender

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Hey Bill hope all is well my friend. Sounds like a classic example of trying to do the right thing and something you enjoy ( Watching and feeding the Wild life ) turning into a nightmare and keeping you up all night!  Keep in mind Bill once these animals expect something to eat, and don't find something they will end up being a little more mischievous, and that's the down side to feeding the wild life.

Oh and by the way, if they really start bothering you. You can always catch them and tickle their feet, that will scary them off for shure!:D

Take Care Bill.

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simplybill

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@Michelle

There’s something about raccoons that makes them fun to watch. It’s like they have a different personality than the other wildlife. 

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simplybill

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@Manwon Lender

It was really something. Normally I just dump the chicken bones out on the sidewalk and I don’t hear a thing. But that plastic container getting pushed around on the pavement started grating on my nerves. I won’t do that again! Lol

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Manwon Lender

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13 minutes ago, simplybill said:

@Manwon Lender

It was really something. Normally I just dump the chicken bones out on the sidewalk and I don’t hear a thing. But that plastic container getting pushed around on the pavement started grating on my nerves. I won’t do that again! Lol

Yea I bet you won't, but you see the thing with Animals is once they are feed a certain location they will return and sometimes they will bring friends. Here is where the problems starts, once the feeding stops they will start getting into other things and they just become a pain in the rear end, so if you have not been feeding them too long you may want to consider stopping.

Peace my friend

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simplybill

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Manwon - that’s true for city raccoons, but out here on the prairie the raccoons have a very short lifespan. Bobcats, foxes, barn owls, coyotes, and the occasional mountain lion are good at keeping the raccoon population under control. But you’re right: given the chance, raccoons can really become pests.

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