a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
FCD I think we are both singing to choir. Where I live is pretty remote, compared to the general areas that are local. I don't farm, but the area is
zoned agriculture. I am the emergency fixer upper of the animals and people in my little area of woods.
I do see first hand what happens when the off road enthusiast goes joy riding on private lands. I not only am assaulted by the noise that the ATVs and
Swamp Buggies make, but when critters are displaced by those joy riders, there reaches a point where there is very little choice for the criiters to
go, and my personal space becomes less of a threat then having to contend with a metal, roaring beast.
I don't know if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but I sometimes feel like the word has gone out to the critter world that my place is the local ER.
I had an orphaned baby squirrel run right up to me and sit on my foot. He held on my pant leg for dear life. No matter how many times I tried to shoo
him away, he came right back and sat on my foot. I found out he was so young he had no teeth. That didn't last long though, they grew in pretty fast
and caring for baby squirrel is no picnic; you put sleeping on the back burner.
The only time I used to see the wild boar was after the babies were big enough to travel with their parents, or when I ran across their nesting area
in the back 40. Now they are almost daily visitors to my front and back yard.
I found they other day a ground owl nest less than 50 yards from my friend front door. I am hearing animals out back that I don't even recognize,
because they are new to the area. For me anyways.
When chase out the critters fom their natural habitat, they have to go somewhere. When they are chaes into residential areas, they eventually get
killed. Accidentally or deliberately, they get killed. That is the result of this recreational activity, done irresponsibly.
I think it is a neat vehicle, and I hope people like you get the opportunity to utilize the vehicle to your fullest advantage. I also hope that
recreational, joyriders, would only use off road vehicles in designated areas "only".
Being a good neighbor includes having respect for all life forms. I would love to have one. Like I said, it would make my live a lot easier and it
looks like fun.