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Old 11-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #11
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Cool that you have that plaster cast.

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If humans continue to allow the huge deer populations to go unchecked, then the large predators will move back to take care of the problem for us. It's s not a bad thing, so long as everyone is educated about it and neither side- humans or large cats- start killing each other on sight.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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I love the idea of the big predators coming back, though a great many Texans don't feel that way, and have an avid hatred of bobcats, coyotes and just about anything else predatory. A lot of that comes from the ranching mentality, where livestock equals livelihood. But besides humans, few things can take on the hogs besides cougars, and coyotes, which have been observed down here going after the baby pigs. The ranchers and farmers are so plagued by the hogs they may assume an uneasy truce with coyotes, since these crafty and resourceful predators defy persistent attempts to be eliminated anyway. At least, that is certainly my hope!
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I love the idea of the big predators coming back, though a great many Texans don't feel that way, and have an avid hatred of bobcats, coyotes and just about anything else predatory. A lot of that comes from the ranching mentality, where livestock equals livelihood. But besides humans, few things can take on the hogs besides cougars, and coyotes, which have been observed down here going after the baby pigs. The ranchers and farmers are so plagued by the hogs they may assume an uneasy truce with coyotes, since these crafty and resourceful predators defy persistent attempts to be eliminated anyway. At least, that is certainly my hope!
I didn't realize that wild boars were such a problem...sounds like a solution...and hopefully others will catch on to the idea of a truce. . Makes sense to me.
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