I’ve said in the past how much I detest and despise coyotes.Well, we have almost a month to go for the first spring calf to arrive and nasty beasts are back. Hubby set snares and has caught two, one young male and this huge male that’s probably two – three years old.
If there’s males around there’s bound to be females and their mating season will soon begin if not already. This brute could take a newborn calf away from it’s mother in a matter of seconds. A month old calf in a few minutes if it’s not with the herd. Of course, these cows always decide to calve out in the woods alone and the babies are then easy prey, especially with canines like these:
There’s open season on them and several trappers are trying to help but Mother Nature gives them the inate sense to breed larger welps when the group get’s killed out or dies out. We’ve lost too many babies to these predators and stopping them is essential to our farm profits each and every year.
Not only do they kill the calves but they devastate the deer population, all livestock and will kill your pets.
I hope I don’t offend anyone with this post but everyone needs to be aware of the problems this creature creates for farmers.