Our Non-Human Animal Friends

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    Gemma

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    I love my dogs, but I don't like having to take them out on a leash in the evening, for fear of skunks or coyotes
    or having to keep them locked up all day while we're at work and the kids are in school
     
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    Jimmy Gibson

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    Smokey is a whole lot like a cat we had when my daughter was young (Socks).... When we get home he wants to go outside.....when we get up he wants to go outside...... He wants to do his business outside..... But like you we have a huge coyote population..... A outside cat does not stand a chance in our neighborhood
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    Suki has a doggy door and goes through the patio and back door into our privacy fenced backyard.
    She fits through the extra small cat door and doesn't ever set off the motion sensors when we're not home.
     
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    Jimmy Gibson

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    We have a completely fenced in backyard..... The declawed cats can't get out but an eight foot fence is nothing to a coyote
     
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    Jimmy Gibson

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    And domesticated small dogs are nothing but another meal to a hungry coyote.....
     
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    image.jpeg Here's Lucky, he's a Quaker Partot, slightly larger than a cockatiel, my recent adopted friend, he was in a bad place, he doesn't bite, doesn't pick, very nice for a male. He's around 10 years old, he's almost blind, we think due to diet, my vet has him on Red Palm 2X a day to try to help, it seems like he's a bit better already,
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    I forgot to say, he talks, says about 5 diff words, he's learning all the time. Lucky bird is the latest, along with these, hi, huh, hiss, fart, burp, cough, kiss, pop, purr, woof, lol.
     
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    Gemma

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    I consider these my wild pets
    20161011_102927.jpg
     
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    Gemma

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    Thank you for posting your beautiful bird! I'm glad he has found a loving home.
    This is Kaycee, is my 22yr old parrot, she talks really good, she laughs a lot and even tries to get into our conversations
    She's a lot of fun! It's hard to remember she's a bird sometimes
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    When I lived in Arizona, we had a 6 foot block wall, the coyotes would walk the wall looking for a meal. My late hubby let our two yorkies out while I was at work, they took my lil josey. I had warned him to never let them out without walking the yard. All 4 lbs pure white yorkie. Broke my heart. I am so protective of our lil missy.

    They say we have them here, have never seen one, but do see red fox, owls, hawks. We leash walk our pup.
    She gets to free walk for her got to go now!
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    We have them here, too. I have heard them at night, but never seen them during the day.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I see them often on my long walks and sometimes they pass by our property along the cow fence. There are a bunch here now in the tree farm and the ravine where the bears live. Usually I only see one at a time but once when in the tree farm near dusk I saw several peering at me from the woods. They all seem to be afraid of me so far. Bobcats too. A cougar took a pup recently from a guys back porch near here. Now that made me start carrying a metal weeding tool and pepper spray to fight it off. They say to fight as hard as you can cuz they don't like things that try to hurt them but don't worry I'm not going to start the fight :eek:
     
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    You were in Arizona...... Golden Eagles can lift and fly away with 5 pounds
     
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    The coyote population around here is exploding, with all the development taking over their natural habitat. I already have a screened buggy for GiGi, my 6 lb poodle....but now I'm terrified of all the horrifying coyote stories of late.

    So this morning, I was standing in our drive way, chatting with our neighbor, holding GiGi.....when I see a coyote come from the back yard of the people across the street and run into the woods ! It was 11 am.
     
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    Gemma

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    It's not a good sign when they come out in the day time!..means they're not that scared of humans anymore!
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    No coyotes here.
    This is the suburbs. Smack between the Everglades and the Atlantic ocean.
    I've only seen some last year when I went striped bass fishing on Lake Meade while out in Las Vegas.
    They looked like scrawny dogs and they were in groups by the bank in one area.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lucky you @ZEROPILOT .............you just have marauding koi :smuggrin:
     
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    ZEROPILOT Faster than you are.

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    We DO have a lot of fish eating birds!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    They would walk down the street in front of my house around noon, in Arizona. Almost like on a schedule. We saw a lot of them while we were there getting my house on the market. Our lil Missy was never in the yard by herself. If she was out I was out within feet of her.
    You can hear them howling and yacking it up on the hills around us at night.

    I almost lost one of my yorkies to a bald eagle in Colorado. I was walking them down the road, all five, all leashed, I was running with them when I heard a screech as a eagle zoomed over my head. I must have made it quit its attack.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    @ZEROPILOT oh yes you do plus many more human killing creatures :eek:
     
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