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This is why our chicken house is built like Fort Knox.
I had the trailcam set out to see what was visiting the coop at night. Now I know...
April 17, 2011 in Chicken Coop, Life on the Farm, Trail Camera Photography | Permalink
yuk! Hope he hasn't gotten into anything!
Judy Huettel |
April 22, 2011 at 05:41 AM
Bad dog. . . bad, bad, bad dog. Go home!
April 19, 2011 at 08:23 PM
OMGOSH, THAT IS SCARY! Poor chickens! Thank goodness you have a safe place for them! That is a BIG, TX-sized coyote!!! :p
diane mcvey |
April 19, 2011 at 05:12 PM
I have a funny to tell on myself -- first, admitted and happy city girl here, but I'm not a complete city mouse. We live outside DC near a bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve kind of a place so we get mostly deer and interesting birds, the occasional raccoon (some day I'll tell you about the one that came in the house and high tailed it down stairs when DH put on his teacher voice and told it to - but I digress). So anyway, we also have squirrels and rabbits and a fox that obviously eats elsewhere. We've had a rabid fox in the road and one so completely covered in mange I wished I had a gun for the first time in my life so I could put it out of its misery. Then, we have a beautiful fox, perfect coat, happy! Then we have another, kinda bigger, walks through the yard without much fuss when genius here reads in the paper that coyotes have been spotted in Fairfax County. Yup, clever kid here sat on the deck while the coyote just kept walking! And it's a ground level deck!
Queen Mary |
April 18, 2011 at 07:45 PM
wow...I've never seen a coyote before except on T.V. He looks really big! I can't write what I really think of him, it's a family blog ::grin:: but it would read something like this, "get the &*#$ away from that coop, you (*^&%$#@*....bwahahahaha!
Sherri D. |
April 18, 2011 at 06:56 PM
He sure is a big one!
April 18, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Set up a TV out by the pen with a good back stop and play some Foghorn Leghorn cartoons, wait for the bugger to start rolling on the ground laughing and give it a dose of lead poisoning. I'd mention the actual best method but I dont want anyone to acuse me of being "insensative" Coyotes are not on the endangered species list. Most stockmen are infinitely more practical about it than those that live in cities, out of naccessity....... Love, Dad
DK Wight |
April 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM
OMGosh! He looks like a big one. Bet your chickens are nervous at night.
April 18, 2011 at 08:41 AM
April 18, 2011 at 07:15 AM
I get smaller coyotes here in WV sniffing around my chicken coops. I get lots of foxes and raccoons too. I guess they think my chickens are the local KFC. I worry about my girls all night, every night, but don't know what more I can do to protect them except bring them into my house and that won't work!
April 18, 2011 at 06:29 AM
Texas has BIGGER coyotes than in Illinois!!! AmD he looks well fed, too... maybe its the lighting.
Susan Z |
April 18, 2011 at 04:59 AM
Well, you SURE DO know what is visiting your coop during the night! I bet your chickens are thankful that you built their coop as well as you did. We had coyote around here that actually killed two horses. I guess for their size and if they run and hunt in packs, they are a species to be reckoned with.
bonnie weiss |
April 18, 2011 at 04:14 AM
Bad coyote....no, NO!!!
BTW - how are the fires?? xo
Jeanne in Idaho |
April 17, 2011 at 09:39 PM
First the naughty 'coon, now the Wiley Coyote. Be safe, Ladies and Gents!
Shellie Daniel |
April 17, 2011 at 07:55 PM
can you say trap? gun?
hope he stays away.
Diana Gibbs |
April 17, 2011 at 07:38 PM
He or she looks like a well fed critter. The ones we have around here are skinny little guys. They prowl through the sub-division at night. When we lived in our townhouse, two came walking out of the garden at me. We both did the chicken dance,and then turned on our heels and ran
in opposite directions.I don't know who was more frightened by the encounter.
April 17, 2011 at 04:49 PM
There are lots of coyotes around. We hear them when we are out at the lot. DH and son hunt them, without luck. I guess they are a problem for livestock but I really dislike their hunting them. :(
Carol Dee |
April 17, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Holy Cow! Would you just look at him? Well, it could be a she. Congratulations on having built a house of bricks - it surely seems to have dissuaded that "Big Bad Wolf's" evil intentions.
April 17, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Great shot.. we have a horrible problem with Coyotes here. But they stay on the outside edge of the property due to all the donkeys... and that is why I love my donkeys :0) Good luck on getting rid of him! Need a another donkey? LOL
Michelle Oatman |
April 17, 2011 at 02:34 PM
That's really cool that you got a picture! However uninvited guests to tend to cause havoc! Must get noisy out there! Our guests tend to be big,messy bears.
Dee in N.H. |
April 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM
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