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Trapped sheep & Loose coyotes

I wondered why I hadn't seen the sheep all afternoon.  It's unlike them to remain in the barn and not at least peek their heads out when they hear my voice.  I finally went out to check on them.  Good thing, since a fence panel being stored in the barn had fallen over, trapping the sheep in the rear of the barn.  They had alfalfa, but couldn't get to water.  I moved the fence panel to where it shouldn't fall again, and the sheep happily went outside, straight to the water buckets.  Poor things.

I was about to go back into the house when I heard a bunch of coyotes howling nearby.  Our fence should keep them out, but I didn't want to take any chances.  I released the dogs and they ran barking towards the fenceline.  I ran inside, grabbed The Judge and loaded it with shotshells.  By the time I got back outside, the coyotes had passed around the property and were heading off into the fields, and before I could get to the fence they were long gone.

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altivo
Jan. 21st, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
Same size as our sheep then. There are coyotes here too, but we've never had any problem with them. Loose dogs, on the other hoof, do pose a threat. Human trespassers (kids) can be even worse.