Saturday, March 4, 2017

into the wild...

George has been making new friends.  Got some really nice weather for the next week so he is going to be released tomorrow.  66,73,50,T,B

7 comments:

Dale said...

I can see why you never got another dog, would be most disruptive among your wild things. No mas momentos de paz.

Margery Bills said...

:-) True Dale, my dogs keep me moving. John, I hope the rabbit does not go out too soon. Maybe you could have a way for him to go in and out in case he feels scared or bad.

THORNWALKER said...

See ya around George, I'll bring some carrots.

Sam Keith said...

Does the presence of wild burros around the Field Lab deter coyote depredation ?

Ronald Mahan said...

We normally have two large Labrador Retrievers at our Hunt Camp and shoot a lot there - hunting game birds. But none of that keeps coyotes from visiting our camp every night. I suspect they know we have year round water (two guzzlers) for all wild game and the coyotes certainly like to visit us - and serenade us every night! I would bet coyotes also frequently visit the Field Lab - because in addition to lots of water sources - there is wildlife they like to eat hanging out there! Don & I learned about predator hunting tactics in the Chihuahuan Desert - by watching a large mountain lion - hunt near standing water in the Cedar Springs Creek - during a very dry year.

Ronald Mahan said...

BTW - dogs can be trained not to harm certain wildlife and then - are not necessarily disruptive. For example, I take my Lab to the Florence City Park for a swim at least once per week. He is trained not to attack the wild geese that live there - both on the land & in the creek. I can throw his retrieving dummy in the creek near the geese - and he always only brings back his dummy and does not even bother the swimming geese. He used to wear a training collar that gives him a mild electric shock - if he forgets his instructions - but he learned his lessons well and does not need to wear a training collar any more.

John Wells said...

I keep it simple. I have a sign on my border that says NO COYOTES ALLOWED. So far it seems to have worked.