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RE: ok- now doves/predators.


Zem, we had lunch with my brother-in-law, a policeman, Sunday.  He was
telling us about a good sized panther that has been spotted several
times lately on Mud Island.  They are around.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 5:49 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ok- now doves/predators.


Well, I can tell you there are coyotes all over this part of Tennessee.
I 
agree with Auralie, I'd love to have cougars, or panthers as they are
called 
here.  In any case, the deer are way out of control.
zem
zone 7
West TN
where one day I'll get caught up on e-mails -- maybe
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ok- now doves/predators.


> Yeah, so far the cougars haven't been a problem for humans here, but 
> all of the sightings have been in large urban areas well populated 
> with people. It is a federal crime to kill a cougar in Iowa as it is a

> protected species here, but sooner or later, if their population 
> continues to expand (and there's no reason to believe it won't) some 
> jackass will take it into their head to go looking for trouble, 
> because as we all know...some people are just plain stupid. So far, 
> also, no reports of any problems with cougars preying on livestock, 
> which in an agricultural state like Iowa, where hogs and cattle are 
> big business, will not be tolerated at all if it starts. Still, I 
> imagine a species like coyote once started in an area would probably 
> progagate pretty quickly, huh? I guess I wouldn't say there are no 
> coyotes in Iowa...just never seen or heard one wherever I''ve lived, 
> so I suspect there is a long trapping season for these animals like 
> there is for so many other predator species here.
>
>
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
>
>
>
> --- On Tue 05/03,  < Aplfgcnys@aol.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: Aplfgcnys@aol.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 08:44:45 EDT
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ok- now doves/predators.
>
> Melody, I'd rather have the cougars. First of all, they are 
> very<br>shy of humans, and coyotes are not at all shy. There was a 
> <br>recent case of a man walking a small dog on a down-county<br>golf 
> course (usually
> forbidden) when the dog was snatched<br>by coyotes. Add to that,
> anything that reduces the deer <br>population would be a blessing
around
> here. There are even<br>people who advocate reintroducing wolves. Now
> that would<br>be scary!<br>Auralie<br><br>In a message dated
05/03/2005
> 4:56:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, <br>mhobertm@excite.com
> writes:<br>Auralie: Nope, no coyotes here. Small red foxes are about
it,
> although<br>in the past year or two there have begun to be cougar
> sightings in the<br>area...no cougars in Iowa for about 150 years and
> now they are back...at<br>least a half dozen I think at last count.
They
> believe this is because<br>of the enormous, disease free deer
population
> we have right now.<br>Hmmm...somehow I think I might prefer coyotes to
>
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