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Thu, Aug. 26th, 2010, 07:28 pm
Free range beef.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)

Great shot of FarmGirl! Was lovely to meet you.


Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
ernunnos: A slightly better story.

At least she's got a hat. Still no sling or scabbard. Really only going to weed out the dumb coyotes with no camo and a rifle with such limited accuracy, but the dumb ones need killin' too, so I can forgive that.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
olegvolk: Re: A slightly better story.

Sling or scabbard hardly necessary for a truck gun. As for the accuracy, it's good to about 200m with the red dot.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: A slightly better story.

And she is a GOOD shot!

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
ngrylilasianboy: Re: A slightly better story.

I dunno about 'yotes where you're from, but in Cali they got NO fear of man or man-made objects/patterns. Flannel isn't alarming in the least to them, so camo isn't needed to get within shooting range. And the SU-16 is a better rifle for accuracy out of the box than a Mini-14.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
ernunnos: Re: A slightly better story.

In Arizona they've had to learn some respect. They may be a pest, but they're a smart species. You never hear "save the coyote" the way you hear "save the wolf". They're entirely capable of saving themselves.

I own multiple Kel-Tecs and Rugers, but comparing anything to the Mini-14 is what's known as "damning with faint praise".

Sat, Aug. 28th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
ngrylilasianboy: Re: A slightly better story.

Yea, I hear you. I used to live in Tempe. Coyotes seem to get a lot of dumb love from hippies out here, or neo-native/hispanic girls that seem to think they're in touch with the earth or coyote-spirits. Stupidity, really. Those things are not cute or cuddly. I've stood firewatch on FTX's down in Pendleton where the coyotes will lurk around in the darkness, waiting for pogey-bait and garbage, just circling the bivouac with their eyes shining in the dark. Out here, they run down through LA at night like they own the place, snatching cats and small dogs. I'm just waiting til the news has a story of someone dumb enough to try and pet or feed one and gets bit.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)

Вельми кузяво!

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)

but coyotes don't hassle cows a lot. now, wolves and two legged predators ;)

protect the herd? install llamas. they'll kick the coyotes to death. they won't know what got them. death from above.


Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)

oh, i know, i know... i used the sarcasm smiley!

ferrets are still banned in CA because "they will attack cows"

while i'm sure coyotes are the new wolf, cattle ranchers pretty much "go on" about everything affecting the herds. poor cows :>

historically speaking:

gophers make cow threatening holes? kill them all...

black footed ferrets (and other ferrets) attack cows? kill them all...

wolves? check

oops, need to damn or move that river for the cattle! don't care what's downstream ;)


cows attack dogs! oh noes :>


Q: Which occurs more cow attacks or shark attacks?
A: Cows. They're just MORE OF THEM.

sharks are safer :) iirc, the #1 and #2 animal attacks (nasty bites in particular) on humans are cows and horses. there's another one in there before cats and dogs.

still want caseless ammo :)


Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)

Ferrets attack cows? Wot!?

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)

it's the assine excuse that they used to keep ferrets banned as pets. now unofficially, they're a very popular thing to have, but well, not sanctioned. go figure. i think USA wide, they're in the top 3 for companion animals (or were). certainly top 5-10 :>


Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)

The official excuse is that pet ferrets may escape and interbreed with the native threatened black-footed ferret. It's still stupid though.

Thu, Sep. 2nd, 2010 06:07 am (UTC)

except afaik, all pet ferrets are fixed... sterile...

as well, once the pets are fixated on their pet foods, they typically can't acclimate to natural foods - they'd starve quickly or be picked off by other predators.

and i'm not entirely sure they CAN be breed with each other if not fixed, for that matter? one is american, the other european? dunno :)

but they need *a* excuse i guess. still, LOTS of people have ferrets in CA. stores stock food, many vets will treat them. last i checked anyway, FML being something i haven't read in a long time.


Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)

Was out watering the lawn one night an a fox and a coyote ran down the road in front of my place... neighbor has a weasel eating the chickens too... some how I do not think the neighbours would enjoy me "lighting up" some of those pests in town.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)

The coyotes don't have to pull the cattle down- they will make them run just by coming near. Running stock can be all sorts of problem.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)

I actually like having a coyotes (at least here in NY)

NYS coyotes seem to be afraid of people.
We have no ranching industry.
Every farmer I've met has guns and the ability to get a mule/donkey (they'll fight yotes)

THEY EAT DEER! people who haven't hit one or had a relative get stage 3 Lyme don't get it. Anything that eats deer short of a wolf or mountain lion is my friend. I like chicken killers such as foxes and bobcats because they eat fawns.

Fri, Aug. 27th, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Feed that girl !!!!!

Have friends who ranch north of Ft. Morgan. The grown daughter and son help Dad run cattle and beefalo (weird ass hybrid).

We were up visitin' during the calving season. Daughter comes in in tears looking for the .223 ranch rifle. She was out riding, checking on young heifers who were bearing calves for the first time.

A pack of 3 songdogs had cornered a heifer in the midst of birthing. Two of them were nipping at her face, her nose and ears while the third was pulling the half born calf from the vaginal canal....ugly scene.

She was too late to save the calf and had to put the heifer down. She and her Pop tracked down and killed the coyotes.

*DON'T* try to tell me that coyotes are singular critters and they don't attack cattle.

They form packs and attack in packs.

-Sven in Colorado

Sun, Aug. 29th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
md_willington: Re: Feed that girl !!!!!

"They form packs and attack in packs."

Yes they do, they took down a folk singer in Canada a while back, and they often "bait" dogs out into the fields around here...

Sun, Aug. 29th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
ext_139813: to clarify...

Great shot of FarmGirl, who's already a friend. Was lovely to meet you, Oleg. :)