This has been a long week. Tues am I had my dogs out as usual I sent my Aussie out 1st to monitor the area and then my 5 corgis go out shortly after this. It was still dark and I went to check on them and as I opened the door I could hear coyotes very close (maybe right outside our 5 acres). I yelled for my husband to turn on the lights as I flew out the door to collect the dogs! All were safe but this was way to close so I spent the balance of the day putting a 30'X30' fence up connected to our back door.Whew that was hard work but at least in the dark my short ones will be safe.I might have to call someone who hunts them, I talked to him this summer and he had gotten 60!!! We usually hear them at a distance!
Wednesday night I was talking to my girlfriend who told me someone had been taping deer movements at night and that they caught (a pic) of a cougar hauling a deer away! Oh great! This would be within 6-7 miles from our house. The DNR denies there's any around here but this happened a few years ago too.My fence would deter a coyote but a cougar could just jump in and out!!! So I put on all the lights when my dogs go out and stay very close....This could be a long fall/winter! Especially after my husband told me they're illegal to shoot! I don't think I could afford the fine and I'd probably miss!