posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 01:41 PM
I guess I must lead a sheltered life because I've always had coyotes around, along with deer, bears (black bear, not brown), all the little critters
you can think of, and once in awhile a cougar. I see and hear coyotes especially in winter when there is snow on the ground and they tend to roam the
neighborhoods. They'll break into garbage cans and if they sense food, dig under fences.
That's one reason my cats are inside cats. Coyotes are not the only enemy of cats. Bald eagles can swoop down and carry off a cat quite easily.
Before we had the epiphany to keep cats indoors my wife and I had four lilac point siamese (nearly white cats) We were all outside in the back yard, a
wooded area, "sunbathing" when I saw two pair of bald eagles circling. I pointed out the sight to my wife and then realized----THE CATS! My wife
jumped up and ran to the end of the deck yelling, "Kitty! Kitty! Kitty!" as loud as she could.
"Carol," I said. "You're naked!" She ran back to a more private area just as all four kitties came racing out of the woods to the back door and
tumbled all over themselves to get inside. They knew from the terror in my wife's voice that something was dreadfully wrong and they were in trouble.
Awhile after my big male was killed by a car. We began to realize that the hazards outside for cats are just too much. We waited awhile after the last
siamese died, then when we got two new cats it is actually in the contract that they will be inside cats.