Went to a tradeshow last week in Vegas. One of the booths had a video demonstrating their product which was some sort of whirlygig item you stick in the grass to trick coyotes into thinking there is a bird fluttering about. Apparently makes it easier to lure the coyote in to gain a closer advantage to sport shooting or “eliminating” the dangerous predator. While I get the need to protect lifestock from wild animals and sometimes that means “eliminating” the “threat”, I still have a hard time understanding shooting an animal for fun. I walked away with tears in my eyes.

This photo is going around the net right now. It’s a real photo of the aftermath of a coyote roadkill on a winters road.

It’s really beautiful though isn’t it?

Photograph by DJ Menges

Coyotes on my mind

  • January 23rd, 2011
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