On Tuesday morning, a bicyclist tapped on our front door to notify us that a coyote was hanging out at the fence staring at our piglets.
The biker also informed me that the coyote did not look well, and was showing possible symptoms of rabies, including drool coming out of his mouth.
I grabbed Stubborn Boy, who quickly got the situation under control. We didn’t want our dog involved, firstly because I was concerned about the possibility of rabies (even though he’s vaccinated) but also because we wanted to make sure the problem was eliminated.
You can see the fence right behind the doomed beast. Behind that fence are our piglets: fourteen piglets who we are raising to feed ourselves and our friends And family.
It’s always sad to end a life. But we saved fourteen others in the compromise.