Super close call!

chanceosunshine

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Jul 15, 2019
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We have a broody duck hen, Bev. She is very communicative and will come and get me in the yard if she wants something. She has me well trained. I was in the kitchen and I heard her call. I thought maybe she left the nest and couldn't get back in because the gate had shut. I went out to check on her. I looked towards the pond where she was calling from and there was coyote IN THE WATER. I was so confused. At first I thought, why is there a deer in the pond, then I wondered if it was a dog?? Finally the light bulb went off and I realized it was a wet coyote. He just looked at me and then ran to the shore and looked at me again.
Bev is shaken and a little scruffy, but seems ok otherwise, although she's just standing beside her nest and still hasn't gotten back on.
We have everyone penned up now. I need to figure out how to get rid of this coyote now.
This is Bev from this morning.
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Was it swimming in the pond because it was the only way through your fences?
If so that sounds pretty desperate.
 

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