Sir Pooh is so very wise, how we in and out of this web of life need
each other. Should we neglect this basic necessity we may become
These are coyote, a despised and fiercely hunted being.
I will abstain form relating the politics, ecology and cultural "relations". What I will relate is a first hand personal experience.
A lovely sunny February day, the air is crisp but warm as we walk through the fourteen hundred square acre State Natural area.
A brilliant day. I check wild life tracks while the dogs enjoy a little free time. Suspiciously viewing several monster trucks on the road with
howling dogs in the rear.
Deep in the woods we hear the howling dogs from several angles.
Back by our vehicle I get stuck backing out. A "Monster truck" guy in full winter camo pulls up and promises he will send help, but he can't help
because he is "Coyoteing"
"No thank you" I manage to say but only my sweet heart hears that.
A little later while we are struggling, some more corn fed winter camo boys pull up and push us out of our predicament.
The only reason I didn't say no was because I didn't want to embarrass my significant other.
I had to say "Thank You" and as we parked to enjoy the sun (out of the ditch) the initial "Monster" drove by waving and asked if we were OK? With a
dead coyote on the top of the dog pen!!! All within 45 minutes.
These heavy weight, top football screen participants could never have tracked down a top predator on foot in that time frame.
Sorry I am ranting, but road side shooting is illegal, and if I had turned them in, I would have been a target. Around here guns and money rule.
Who is the coward? Me, I am the coward.
Edit. I feel like such a coward. I lost my integrity out of fear of repercussion. I am ashamed that I didn't stand up for those who can't speak for
them selves. Whether it is a human or another being I should defend them. Disgusted and pondering.
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