NC's overpopluation and wildlife

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Southern28Chick, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    One of my sister's cats was killed, not just killed...butchered last Thursday night. They found him Friday morning. We recently (last summer) found out we have Black Bears in our county and Bobcats in our neighboring county.

    Here's the kicker y'all. One of my sister's neighbors told her that there's a Coyote den in the back woods behind their subdivision. I have never even seen a coyote before! Ever! In my entire life!

    BEARS, BOBCATS and COYOTES.................OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These are 3 animals we have NEVER had here. Now I have 3 new predators to protect my chickens and cats from.

    If the growth of NC doesn't slow down soon, we will run out of water (already happening), run out of trees and farm land (happening fast) and our wildlife will continue to be run out of THEIR natural environment.

    Sorry about the rant but this stuff is making me sick to my stomach.
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Nevermind...removed the link due to "northerner bashing" on the forum discussion I was linking.
     
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  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    me too. i live in an underpopulated area and we had coyotes in our yard the other night!
     
  4. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry to hear about your sister's cat. [​IMG] year before last my cat was killed by coyotes too. i was gone out of town but DH went looking for Rocky when he didn't come home and all he found was a paw and a little bit more, but the paw was one he had injured before so we knew it was him.

    coyotes suck. in true redneck style, every time i heard them howling out back i was looking out the upstairs window with the rifle hoping to pick them off, but never got the chance.
     
  5. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The acreage I bought out in the country (where I hope to move before fall) has several coyotes. First thing I did was put up no hunting signs. I can't do anything about what people do on their own land, that's their business, but pity the fool who shoots one on mine.
     
  6. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, SouthernChick, I have ranted and raved about this for the last 23 years. That's about when it started. This state sold out a long time ago--during the Hunt administration. He brought in Research Triangle Park, and the race was on!! Goodbye farmland, hello, hi-tech. The textile industry went south, literally, and alot of people were left high and dry. Now, the new age "carpet baggers" come in, buy the land at prices that just cannot be turned down by the farmers or their children, devastate the forests, and put in "little pink houses" for all the transplants.The "natives" can't afford them, like we would want to live that way anyway. As for the coyotes, where did they come from?? We NEVER had coyotes. I heard that they were brought in by the wildlife people, but I have no way of knowing that. OK, I'm through, sorry about the rant, but I love this state so much, and it hurts my heart to see what's happening....
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:I agree...what's happening to our state is BREAKING MY HEART. I LOVE NC but I HATE what's happening to it. You should read my latest post on my blog.

    southernessencefarms.blogspot.com or go to the link in my signature line.
     
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  8. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG, you can't believe how happy I am to see you post this! It is so hard to explain to people about the importance of protecting apex predators, and how human encroachment is to blame, not the animals.

    I get jumped on all the time for defending them, but I've done a ton of research on this subject. I know I'm not going to change people's minds, though. Getting older has taken a lot of the wind out my idealistic sails...*sigh*
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am so sorry to heart what happened to your sisters cat. I saw something similar on emergency vets where a coyote attacked the cat but the neighbor got to the cat in time. The cat survived but had a broken jaw and a few fractures. I cant remember
     
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every night I have a coyote serenade. I have a wolf hybrid and he sings with them. He ALSO sings along with every emergency vehicle within about 10 miles! (he can match the cadence of the siren)

    We have quite a few coyotes around here. The local cattle owners usually keep a mule in with the cattle, especially cows with calves or young stock. A mule will attack and even kill a coyote (or stray dog). Llamas will also chase off predators.

    One thing that will help if you think they are coming around your coop. Motion sensor security lights. They are inexpensive, easy to install and will deter most predators

    I agree with destroying any coyote (or dog) that is a habitual livestock killer. I don't think they should simply be shot on sight, as long as they aren't hanging around the chickens or other animals. Coyotes don't kill for fun, just for food. Unlike dogs. If they are hungry and find an easy source of food, (chickens, cats, etc) then they will return and they need to be gotten rid of. But if you just see them running across the yard I don't believe there is a need to mount a posse or stake out!
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