It's been all quiet on the Western front until the past couple of weeks when one coyote has started making the rounds again, trotting into the pasture every morning around 9:30 a.m. and trotting back out at about 9:40 a.m. when the heifers realized he was uncomfortably close and charged him.
A couple of days ago, he upped his game and brought recruits (aka his siblings) . . . who look strangely similar to the pups who ran up our road last summer.
In other words . . . they're back!
This year, however, Petunia and Colt are on it. Usually.
Petunia spends most of the day sleeping, but Colt lets her know when the intruders arrive. It only takes her a few seconds to snap out of her sleepy haze before she's locked, loaded and on a mission to rid the world of injustice . . . and the pasture of coyotes.
|Can you spot the coyote in the upper right corner?|
Colt is kind of a chicken and won't run out to meet them (or maybe we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and just say that he's more interested in protecting the homestead), but he'll bark, which usually sets Petunia off even more.
Any of those will do.