Posted By RichC on July 3, 2010
I’m finish up a few backyard chores and am thinking about my daughter coming home for the weekend; she reminded my that her pet “rabbit” would be in tow. In thinking about this, I realized just how many rodents we have breeding in our yard this year. I don’t think we’ve ever had so many rabbits hoping around (and eating my new raspberries, I might add) … and am wondering if it has anything to do with the areas worry and focus on eliminating coyotes? Besides the two coyotes that were shot at each neighbor’s house this year (link, link and link), I know there has been a focus on trapping them too. Hmm?
Besides fewer coyotes, our aging pooch isn’t getting any younger either, although she still lazily chases them. Come to think about it, Tootsie has not brought any to the doorstep as she has in years past. Either the rabbits are smarter and faster, or our Australian Blue Heeler (Cattle Dog) is getting older, slower and lazier – I’m guessing the latter … kind of like her master.