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Re: ok- now doves/predators.

Jim wrote: "They're scruffy to say the best about them." And they STINK
too. They roll all over dead things...so you can imagine how they
smell....like raw chicken scraps that have been in the garbage for about
10 days. Ughhhh. I like wildlife...believe me...I rescue them. But I
have never rescued a coyote (never given the opportunity) but they have
been close enough to my home to smell them. And when my husband shot one
that was in our barn....it stunk. Yuck.

james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
Much rather have cougars than coyotes, if only because cougars will 
take care of a surplus of coyotes. Coyotes are okay for rabbits and 
such, but if you want to control [i.e. get rid of] deer and raccoons, 
you need cougars. Besides that, they're handsome. I have some photos of 
coyotes I befriended in Death Valley. Fed them for a week or so and 
almost tamed them. They're scruffy to say the best about them.

On May 3, 2005, at 6:44 PM, Richard Apking wrote:

> Would you believe that 2 have been killed in urban Omaha NE over the 
> past
> year? Games and Parks folks tried to subdue the cats with darts, but 
> they
> were ineffective for whatever reason. This is crazy.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Cathy Carpenter
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 1:26 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ok- now doves/predators.
> We have plenty of coyotes here (and I am south of you, Quincy, IL) -
> have even seen them in the yard in broad daylight! I understand,
> courtesy of the "Illinois Steward" vol.13, no.4 (published by the U. of
> IL) that because mountain lions may be overpopulated in the west, young
> males may be seeking new territories, and since adult mountain lions
> are capable of traveling 50 to 100 miles per day, it would take a
> matter of weeks for a Colorado cougar to get to us. One was found dead
> in Mercer Co. in December 2004. Mercer is just south of Rock Island Co.
> on the Mississippi. If there is an overpopulation of deer, they will
> come!
> Cathy
> On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at 08:17 AM, Melody wrote:
>> 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
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Island Jim
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27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
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Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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