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Re: Coyotes

Postby Graphite » Jun 10th, 2017, 10:16 pm

I think all the Kelowna rabbits were former pets? Do we have wild rabbits historically?

Yes raptor birds are definitly an issue for cats outdoors. My neighbor once told me about an owl nest, it was discovered 21 cats tails in it. My daughter told me she watched an owl swoop down to her cat at her place. One of my friends heard her cat being caught by a pack of coyotes. All these things considered, I can't imagine why people let thier cats roam free. Nevermind the issues we have from other humans, a few years back with the cat mutilations in the Okanagan.

Knowing that we have the coyote issues, perhaps public esucation on food sources, including pets, is wise. If we could limit food sources for predators in our neighborhoods to mainly other pests, like rats, could be useful. And also maybe reduce temptation for the coyotes to come here in the first place.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby tsayta » Jun 10th, 2017, 10:28 pm

Lots of wild rabbits on the KVR right now. Swarming
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Re: Coyotes

Postby trapp » Jun 10th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Anything on the KVR would be snowshoe hare and not rabbits.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Graham Adder » Jun 12th, 2017, 7:51 pm

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Re: Coyotes

Postby Graham Adder » Jun 12th, 2017, 7:53 pm

trapp wrote:Anything on the KVR would be snowshoe hare and not rabbits.



For the most part.
I have however seen some domestic rabbits up there. Two years ago now, so maybe all "eradicated" but not sure.

People like to dump pets when they can't handle responsibility.
It's a damned shame.

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Re: Coyotes

Postby trapp » Jun 12th, 2017, 9:46 pm

That is quite possible that they were feral rabbits but think they would not survive the winter there.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Rwede » Jun 13th, 2017, 10:13 am

trapp wrote:Anything on the KVR would be snowshoe hare and not rabbits.


August 1st and I hope to have some hasenpfeffer simmering in the slow cooker.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Graphite » Jun 15th, 2017, 1:38 am

Barney Google wrote:They helped to keep down Kelowna's one time exploding rabbit problem.

And who started THAT problem folks?

You can bet irresponsible and uneducated people will start complaining that 'something needs to be done' and

a coyote hunt will be on.


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Re: Coyotes

Postby Ken7 » Jun 15th, 2017, 5:16 pm

lightspeed wrote:
Yup been up close and personal. 10-12' away, twice. Much bigger, more fur. VERY aggressive and won't back down easy if they're riled or excited.


That is real interesting. I guess they have encountered humans so often that they are just used to us. Sad, they will likely be disposed of as they become a larger pack and more problematic.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Queen K » Jun 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm

Rwede wrote:
trapp wrote:Anything on the KVR would be snowshoe hare and not rabbits.


August 1st and I hope to have some hasenpfeffer simmering in the slow cooker.


Naturally I had to investigate "hasenpfeffer" and get the background for the recipe too.
Interesting stuff, may go back to the 1300s?

http://honest-food.net/hasenpfeffer-recipe-dumplings/
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Re: Coyotes

Postby WalterWhite » Jun 15th, 2017, 5:38 pm

Rwede wrote:
trapp wrote:Anything on the KVR would be snowshoe hare and not rabbits.


August 1st and I hope to have some hasenpfeffer simmering in the slow cooker.


Queen K wrote:Naturally I had to investigate "hasenpfeffer" and get the background for the recipe too.
Interesting stuff, may go back to the 1300s?

http://honest-food.net/hasenpfeffer-recipe-dumplings/


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Re: Coyotes

Postby Queen K » Jun 15th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Surely I did, but that wascally wabbit would never end up in Rwede's stew pot.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Graphite » Jun 17th, 2017, 5:58 am

Ken7 wrote:
lightspeed wrote:
Yup been up close and personal. 10-12' away, twice. Much bigger, more fur. VERY aggressive and won't back down easy if they're riled or excited.


That is real interesting. I guess they have encountered humans so often that they are just used to us. Sad, they will likely be disposed of as they become a larger pack and more problematic.


They have been around for a long time now and there has not been any indication of a cull on the horizon. Seems to me it would be unwise if we are saying they work to keep the rat population down. Coyotes have been on elementry school playgrounds in Rutland during school times and not a thing was done.
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Re: Coyotes

Postby Jflem1983 » Jun 17th, 2017, 6:04 am

Shoot em. Kill the rats too .
Now they want to take our guns away . That would be just fine. Take em away from the criminals first . Ill gladly give u mine. "Charlie Daniels"

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Re: Coyotes

Postby Barney Google » Jun 17th, 2017, 7:38 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Shoot em. Kill the rats too .


Oh Jflem, it's too pretty a morning to be speaking of gunning and killings.

Perhaps we should contemplate taming these wayward creatures of God and

commiserate turning them into warm cuddly house pets?

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