Originally Posted by microchick
Yeah, aren't they peaches?
I'm all for preserving wildlife. We own 30 acres that were pretty much defiled by the previous owners. The pastures were over grazed, the timber damaged by cattle, all the desireable trees. We have spent years trying to rehabilitate the land and lure wildlife back onto the land. We have wild turkeys, sometimes 25 or more ranging in our front yard and more deer then we could ever count in the timber but today DH had to chase another hawk away with one of his RC planes. Don't mess with our chickens, dogs or cats. That is where we draw the line with the wildlife.
Maybe when you raise your stink, you could get their attention if you suggested that maybe the local news would like to pick up a human interest story about a local hobby farmer being plagued by bobcats that are carrying off chickens right in front of your eyes. And gee, nobody at wild animal control will help you. Sometimes that gets their attention.
Just called animal control again and they are going to "come out to give me some tips on keeping them out". Said I could hire a trapper to get it. They are going to do nothing.
I love your suggestion about calling the media and seeing if they are interested in the story. I bet they would change their tune if that got picked up.
We actually did that several years ago when someone turned us into the city for owning a pot bellied pig. We lived in a planned community in the city back then. The pigs name was Elvis. The big bad city came after us and said we needed to get rid of the pig because we were not zoned for livestock. Went in front of the zoning board but in the meantime we called the local news. They did the story and Elvis was on the front page of several newpapers within a day or two. It was big! It was all over the 5 o'clock news. Even our next door neighbor who was on a business trip in Hawaii heard about it on the news over there.
Needless to say we got the ordinance changed. Now in the city of Vista Ca. you are allowed to have 1 pet pot bellied pig per household. Gives me a big chuckle every time I think about the headlines. ELVIS LIVES!!!!!