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Re: ok- now doves/predators.

Melody, I'd rather have the cougars.  First of all, they are very
shy of humans, and coyotes are not at all shy.  There was a 
recent case of a man walking a small dog on a down-county
golf course (usually forbidden) when the dog was snatched
by coyotes.  Add to that, anything that reduces the deer 
population would be a blessing around here.  There are even
people who advocate reintroducing wolves.  Now that would
be scary!

In a message dated 05/03/2005 4:56:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
mhobertm@excite.com writes:
Auralie: Nope, no coyotes here. Small red foxes are about it, although
in the past year or two there have begun to be cougar sightings in the
area...no cougars in Iowa for about 150 years and now they are back...at
least a half dozen I think at last count. They believe this is because
of the enormous, disease free deer population we have right now.
Hmmm...somehow I think I might prefer coyotes to cougars.

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