So I'm going a little bit (or realllly far) off topic for a moment. I live in the mountains...not exactly the wilderness; however we have our share of wildlife. After my community capped our dumpsters this year the bears who had been dining in them for 30 plus years found themselves on their own. Needless to say it was a record bear year. Bears in cartoons = cute stuff. Bears in real life when you have 2 dachshunds and a toddler = not so cute.
Here's an illustration:
|this is a cute bear|
|Dumpster diving bear (pre-dumpster caps) = not cute|
|Driving up to the dumpster (post-caps) and being stalked by a bear = not cute at all|
Or so I thought...
Now we've got coyotes. I hear we've always had them but I guess I didn't believe it. Well, the other night the house a few doors down from me had coyotes surrounding their garage (where they house a couple of outdoor cats). Cats!?! Why would they surround sweet little kitties? Guess it's time to increase my knowledge of coyotes.
Georgia DNR Coyote Fact Sheet
Ugh...kind of liked pretending they weren't real much better.