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Not fun, penny1960. I tried that the other night. Went to bed early with a start of a sore throat and sinus infection. I did a sinus lavage, took a couple of Tylenol, a hand full of allergy meds and slept about 12 hours. Woke up feeling pretty good. 

 

Maybe the flue shot I got this year is doing its job.

 

That would be a first.

 

Take, care. Fluids and rest are the best advice I can give you.

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For those who have come to grips with their kid's/others bad choices, it's good to see and hear. You are so right in that the maker said to love all and let him do the judgement. It's not right for us to judge another for their choices. A primary reason why I dislike organized religion... they are quick to judge and slow to love/accept, but they want your money either way. And the maker also said you have a direct line to him through his son... you don't "need" the church to get where we all hope to be going big_smile.png Justsayin

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Might also depend on which organized religion. I try my best to be as devout as possible in my organized religion..which clearly teaches to not judge and love everyone.

Peace and love, rah, rah.

As to predators... government totally scares me... so I would just SSS.
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Here in San Diego there used to be a 25 dollar bounty on Coyote pelts.   Now its against the law.

 

Just make sure of the rules and regs for your state AND county.  SSS is always good. 

 

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So true. Right now coyotes are in season for hunting in MO. Fortunately, we live in an area dense with livestock farming. Goats, sheep and cattle are abundant thanks to the lush grazing. Plus there are so many ridges and hills that livestock is king. Farmers have the right to dispose of nuisance wild animals whenever they pose a threat to livestock or people.

 

About 5 years ago, Amish men out hunting in their annual predator sweep encountered a male cougar about a mile and a half from our farm. The cougar threatened them and wouldn't retreat when they encountered it and they were forced to shoot it. Afterwards they phoned the conservation department and reported the incident as cougars are protected in MO. The game warden came out, interviewed the men, reported it as a legit kill and took the cat away.

 

For the OP, call the local conservation dept and report the problem. They might be able to help by providing live traps for coyote control or at least make them aware of the fact that there is a problem and they need to deal with it or the landowner is going to be forced to.

 

Personally, we always have a 45 nearby whenever we are outside or in the timber. Just smart to be protected in case we encounter a coyote or feral hog.

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I do have a coyote trap, but I got that for the old foxes we have. The traps I catch the younger foxes with isn't big enough. We are very fortunate to a lovely man who traps the coyotes in on our land and I leave it to him. I trap everything else.

 

Perhaps there are trappers in your area who would be happy to get your coyotes. It saves time, energy and cost.

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Yeah, what is it with horses anyway? When I had my appaloosa/Morgan cross mare, she would shun her open stall in snow and stand outside with three inches of snow on her back. I'd go out, brush her off and one day out of curiosity, ran my fingers deep in her winter coat till I hit skin. She was toasty warm and dry. That downy under coat really protects them just as down protects a chicken. 

 

Still I wonder why they prefer standing out in the snow over being inside where it is warm and dry.

Agree. I worry about my old Appy mare so DH has taken out a round bale of straw to the pasture to the slough she likes to stand. He thought it was pretty hilarious and how she just totally dissed him and his bale and went about rolling in the snow. We give her hay every year and have left the waterer open for her. She won't drink there now will she eat any of the hay...lol.

She'll be 34 this spring. I can only wish I was as tough as she was. I'm not quite as stubborn...but close. :P

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
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One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about their motives. smile.png
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post #58425 of 62508
We can shoot coyotes Oct 1st to March 26, no bag limit, and most do more to get rid of them than the pelts. They're saying now though the harder they are hunted, more killed, more they breed to adapt... wiley critters.
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post #58426 of 62508
I have heard that coyotes are now interbreeding with those reintroduced wolves....scary combo.
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post #58427 of 62508

I've heard that if your rabbit population is up, your coyote population will be also. Once they hunt down the rabbit population, the pack will relocate. I've been hearing LOT'S of yote howls the last two months so the rabbit population must be reflecting that. Around here they breed in February and it isn't unusual to hear them carrying on in the timber close to our farm. Way creepy.

 

I have fond memories of my App, Wickedchicken6. She was born in the mid 70s and was a yearling when I bought her. She was a big lap dog in personality and temprament. And like most Apps as stubborn as the day is long. I was forced to part with her due to a move and I miss her to this day.

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Snowshoe hares were rather rare here. Seen my first about 15yrs ago when I used to run cottontails with beagles with a buddy of mine. They stay more in the big woods of stateland. Now I'm seeing a lot of they're tracks, and with them another used to be rare one, bobcats.
Our coyotes are bigger than most, 35-45lbs, with some males getting 50-60lbs. They say it's cause there is some wolf DNA in ours.
I haven't ever participated but some of my friends do and hunt our hill during it, run them with Walker and English Red Tic coonhounds, there is a tenth annual this yr 3 day coyote competition here. $100 for every coyote entered, and daily prizes, daily heaviest, most. Grand prize is $2,000. Winner is usually 45-55, last yr was 75lbs!
There is a $35 entry fee but they have a big banquet dinner last night and a free raffle ticket for a gun. Usually around 700 entries one yr there was over a thousand.
I can go outside late at night sometimes and hear four different individual packs...

Just read this;
"Scientists have found that it would require removing nearly 70 percent of the population every year to achieve sustained population reduction."
Edited by Beer can - 12/14/16 at 1:44pm
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post #58429 of 62508
Wolves and coyotes give me the willies.

As a young kid I would listen to them howl at night and be scared that they were going to bust into the house and eat me. hu.gif not sure why I thought that.
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running out of ice cream gives ME the willies-     Alaskan  maybe your parents threatened you with a wolf busting in and eating you.  Out here  was threatened with the boogie man.

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