Monday, September 6, 2010

Wiley E. Coyote

I took this picture a few weeks back thinking that he was just passing through and that I would not see him again. I was wrong. He came back through yesterday, I didn't have my camera handy, but Hubs went and got his rifle to shoot him. Close but no enchilada, but it did scare the heck out of him.

With in five minuets the deer were back and eating, but my dogs were scared to death from the loud boom of the rifle especially Hot Dog. Suzie, my lab, is pretty cool.

Hot Dog and Suzie watching the deer.

An orange bird I have never seen before standing it's ground with a hummer.

This is a new doe and single fawn. She is red right now. In front of them is our all but dried out pond, but they still go into it for water. The blue container has water too.

On the dam of our pond.

Coming out of the pond


Jeff B said...

We have a coyote that cruises through the green space behind our property. Unfortunately we can't shoot at him though. Houses too close for that.

Sandee said...

I'm glad the coyote took a powder. Hope he doesn't come back either. The deer are so much more fun to watch. I love where you live.

Have a terrific Labor Day. Big hug. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW how close he got. I love all these photos. The dogs are just beautiful :) Happy Labor day :)

Finding Pam said...

Jeff,our neighbors behind us have 50 acres of pine trees, so I don't think we have to worry about shooting the coyote. Unless the neighbors are walking?

Sandee,at our former home, we had a fox kill several of my chickens and one of my cats. I am not taking any chances. I am starting to love this place too. I didn't think I would ever like living here, but I do love the country and the privacy. I hope you had a lovely day on the water. Hugs to you too!

Thom,I am standing on my deck and using my telephoto lense. That is where I take most of my photos. I love my dogs as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope you had a great holiday.

Just Be Real said...

That animal would scare me along with your dogs. That orange bird is beautiful. Looks like a loner. Thanks Pam for sharing. Blessings.

GunDiva said...

I've seen a coyote out in the forest a couple of times, but he doesn't seem to be making an impact on the rabbit population and hasn't bothered the deer/elk population. The mountian lion on the other hand...

I love the pictures of the doe and fawn, that's so wonderful that they water at your place.

DeEtta said...

I think your bird on the hummingbird feeder is an oriole. We had one visit our feeder this summer. He crooked his head to get a drink. I took one of the flowers out to make the hole bigger and he came every day and drank from the hummingbird feeder. Sometimes the hummer and oriole would be feeding together.

jennifer said...

I've seen a coyote once or twice but never close to my home! YIKES!

My husband had to kill one once because it was messing with his father's cows. I'm thankful for menfolk that can handle stuff like that cause I don't think I could shoot anything.

Have a wonderful week Pam!

Finding Pam said...

JBR, that coyote does scare me. I keep my animals in at night and I am glad that I do. I think that little bird is lost and out of his normal zone. I have never seen one like that before.

Gun Diva, so you don't think I should worry about the coyote? My son lives in Colorado Springs and they have just re-introduced the mountain lion there and of course they deal with brown bears on a daily basis.

DeEtta, I always thought that Orieoles were yellow? I can't imagine where he came from or why he is by himself. I hope he finds some others like himself. Good idea about removing one of the flowers from the feeder.

Finding Pam said...

Jennifer, we were prepared for him tody, but he did not come by. Maybe we should try a live trap, but I think he may be too big.

In my former home we tried to catch a very smart fox that was killing my chickens and one of my cats. He was just too smart.I will have to do a post about that fox. It was funny to see all the lengths we went to just to protect our animals. You can't shoot a fox in Texas. I think it is illegal.

Nessa said...

You live in a regular jungle. ;) Very cool.

crochet lady said...

That's rare to get a pic of a coyote. We have them around too, but don't seem them much, just hear them at night howling at the moon once in a while.

Mimi said...

The excitement of country living!
I've never seen a live coyote, we don't have them here in Ireland, but i don't like the look of him. Would he kill deer?

Finding Pam said...

Nessa, it is definately a jungle. We live deep in the woods.

Crochet Lady, he was not very afraid of us until Hubs shot the rifle.

Mimi, I am glad that you don't have them in Ireland. I think he might try to kill a fawn, but the doe stays pretty close to them. He was eating the deer's corn.