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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.

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.
agree with Auralie, I'd love to have cougars, or panthers as they are
here.  In any case, the deer are way out of control.
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
> here. There are even<br>people who advocate reintroducing wolves. Now
> that would<br>be scary!<br>Auralie<br><br>In a message dated
> 4:56:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, <br>mhobertm@excite.com
> writes:<br>Auralie: Nope, no coyotes here. Small red foxes are about
> 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.
> believe this is because<br>of the enormous, disease free deer
> we have right now.<br>Hmmm...somehow I think I might prefer coyotes to
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