Posted 03 June 2008 - 06:52 PM
Very cool John, especially the part about the corn for the birds. My wife feeds the birds too, but you never know when a jack, cottontail or coyote might show up in the yard. Had the pups show up last night for the first time this season. The lack of rain down here has really put the hurt on all the wildlife. Usually this time of year there are many rabbits and hares and quail with a lot of young visiting around dusk for my wife's treats, but this year the pickings are really slim. The young coyotes usually live off of the baby quail and rabbits this time of year but they just aren't here.That's probably why mom coyote brought the pups to town to look for cats and small dogs, but the pups weren't going for it. About 2:45 a.m. they were screaming and crying, "come get me mom", but she made them tough it out for about 1/2 hour. The bad news is that there were only two pups instead of the four of five I usually hear each year.We really need rain in the southern valley.SteveH.
Maricopa in the Southern San Joaquin Valley