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Old 11-20-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Thanks anyway. No.

 
Old 11-20-2018, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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The first year I had my house, before I insulated the walls, I bought a bunch of blankets and quilts from thrift stores and hung them around the doors and windows. That worked well enough until I was able to insulate in the spring.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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The past few nights trail cam footage showed deer, and a cow. A cow?


Reminds me I have a friend who lives in the mountains about an hour from me, she put up a trail cam and the first time she saw a mountain lion staring into the thing, she got scared and took it down. Told me she would rather not know what was luring about her home.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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The past few nights trail cam footage showed deer, and a cow. A cow?


Reminds me I have a friend who lives in the mountains about an hour from me, she put up a trail cam and the first time she saw a mountain lion staring into the thing, she got scared and took it down. Told me she would rather not know what was luring about her home.
Hope the cow found its way home.

I would love to see a mountain lion - from afar but I understand your friends fear. I don't know how close the coyotes are here but when they howl they sound like they are right outside and it makes me shdder. I wouldn't like to see them close up, not even if I was safely inside.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 09:31 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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The past few nights trail cam footage showed deer, and a cow. A cow?


Reminds me I have a friend who lives in the mountains about an hour from me, she put up a trail cam and the first time she saw a mountain lion staring into the thing, she got scared and took it down. Told me she would rather not know what was luring about her home.
I can understand her feelings.

When we were snowbirds, I would check the NY house on our security cams. The cameras were focused on the outside of the house only. I didn’t want a camera looking inside of the house. It was pretty darn spooky at night when it switched to black/white infrared mode. I didn’t think I was too much of a fanciful person, but it was too easy to imagine seeing somehing other worldly at night in an old house built in 1875. I like not believing in ghosts and wanted to keep it that way.

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Old 11-21-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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There's a pack of coyotes that are always here, ranchers have put out poisoned meat to kill them (which I think is horrible, as a few family dogs have died from that). One lone coyote always follows us on our morning walk, walking along the ridgeline above us. My dog has learned to ignore him. One year I saw a pack of coyotes chase a deer, they are amazingly fast and it was interesting to see some split off from the pack to out flank the deer.


I hear them at night howl, especially during a full moon.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I hear people talk about coyotes in a negative way, never anything good about them.
I have a hard time believing they don't serve some purpose.
After all they were put on earth for some reason.
Can they really be all that terrible?
 
Old 11-21-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I hear people talk about coyotes in a negative way, never anything good about them.
I have a hard time believing they don't serve some purpose.
After all they were put on earth for some reason.
Can they really be all that terrible?

Well they kill calves and sheep here so ranchers have no use for them. Personally, they were here first. They're predators and keep wildlife populations down some.
 
Old 11-21-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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We have coyote here and people are learning the hard way not to let their small dogs or cats out at night by themselves. I’ve read the Western coyotes are smaller than the Eastern ones which bred with wolves at some point, making them larger.

I get a lot of info through the grandkids, hence this link:
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/...s-on-the-move/
 
Old 11-21-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: SW US
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I hear people talk about coyotes in a negative way, never anything good about them.
I have a hard time believing they don't serve some purpose.
After all they were put on earth for some reason.
Can they really be all that terrible?

They eat rodents and excess rabbits here.
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