Early the other morning as I was working in my kitchen, I glanced out my window and saw a "Clever coyote" chasing down my favorite hen ...ok ok, they're all my favorite hens...... But this one is probably my most photographed hen ...I even did an oil painting of her!
Isn't she lovely?
Anyway this coyote was big and beautiful just like the one above...but it was after my hen...not acceptable....So I ran out of the house and started chasing the coyote, that was chasing my hen, hollering at the top of my lungs to "get out of here" and at the same time to my husband to "get a gun, get a gun"....I was a bit out of control!!
Believe it or not, this did not stop that determined coyote...It grabbed my hen, with me right behind it...Luckily she got away, only loosing feathers in the tussle. She zipped between my legs, and she ran in the opposite direction....to safety.
As that "bad coyote" disappeared into the woods I turned around and saw my husband and my daughter standing on the deck starring in astonishment at what they had just seen. Finally my daughter asked the question: What did you want dad to do with a gun...He couldn't have shot at the coyote ....with you chasing after it!!!
I smiled and answered "Of course not!!! I just wanted him to shoot in the air, to scare it off.
The truth is: That Clever Coyote is like us, he too, is just trying to survive in this crazy world!" (I just don't want him surviving on my hens!!!) ;0