The St. Louis, Missouri news (Channel 4) carried a story the other night about problem coyotes around the fringes of town. Evidently the coyotes are moving into the big city and snacking on poodles and house cats. People are having their pets munched on and the coyotes show little fear of man, being seen around in daylight hours and not too scared when a broom is swished at them by an irate housewife. Some of the suburbanites won't let their children out in the yard to play because of the numerous coyote sightings.
Evidently the city or county fathers have contracted an ADC man and are paying $500.00 per coyote! The fellow has trapped and dispatched six so far. He caught some flack from some warm and fuzzy types for not live trapping and relocating the coyotes. He chuckled and said the coyote was far too smart for such goings on, and if the city folk wanted to do so, then they should get out there and get after them! Imagine, $500.00 each!
Doing the right thing isn't always easy, but it is always RIGHT!