An example is made out of an unfortunate coyote who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ranchers in Southern Utah tend to really dislike most predators. The myth is, coyotes kill and eat baby calves and lambs before they can help themselves. In reality, coyotes mostly feed on insects and small rodents and rarely do they kill livestock. The question I would ask, who has been around longer? The coyote or the rancher? There’s just something very sad about this, and deep down I feel nothing but affinity for the coyote. He represents the true freedom that most creatures will never know.
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Ran across your coyote photo…I completely agree with you about coyotes and Utah ranchers/farmers…the latest obscenity, I've seen, is in the Green River, Utah area where farmers are shooting Ravens and perching their dead bodies on poles over their fields.