posted on Aug, 7 2021 @ 01:17 PM
No, it's not a new band, although it might make a cool name.
Was moving some hay bales around in the hay barn this morning to make room for a 20 ton load we had coming in today. Lifted a stack of 3 bales and
there was a flattened coyote sandwiched in between two bales. LOL! Looked like it had been in there for quite a while because it was all just bones
and crusty skin. Dang thing cost me (2) 700 lb bales of hay, because I can't feed either of those two bales now. Oh well, we'll just use them for
crimp grass when we seed next spring.
I was trying to figure out how heck he even got there, like WTH??? Then I remembered, last winter I had seen about a 3 foot gap between two stacks of
bales. When we'd been unloading last year some bales got jammed between two stacks and I couldn't push them back any further. I didn't have time to
worry about it then because the trucker was waiting on me to get him unloaded, so I just kept going. Later I just forgot about it. Then last winter
we'd cleared out enough bales to shove the 3 ton stack back into the other stack behind it. In the meantime a coyote must have climbed up on top of
the stack and then crawled down into the gap between the bales and had a cozy little house out of the weather with 9 foot walls of hay all around
him...until one day **BOOM** his house wasn't so cozy anymore, and he got really skinny really fast.
I've seen coyotes on top of the stack previously, so I know they can get up there somehow. I guess they're looking for critters to eat or something.
Pretty surprising, then comical, seeing a flat coyote between two bales of hay. I've seen lots of other stuff get smooshed between bales before, but
never a coyote.
Shortly afterwards our trucker showed up and we got him unloaded in record time this year. Unloaded 39,900 lbs of hay (57 bales) in about 45 minutes,
(19) 2,100 lb. stacks (3) bales high off a 54' step-deck spread-axle trailer. He showed up at 9:30 and we had him back on the road at 10:15!
Pretty happy to have that job done. Got all our winter feed inside and stacked. Always a good feeling when you know you're covered for winter.
No gaps for flat coyotes this year! LOL!
edit on 8/7/2021 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)