So far we have had four black bears in our back fenced in yard. They had been attracted to our bird feeders and of course any crumbs the cats left in the barn feedings. The first bear was under the window in the kitchen sniffing around of course and stood up on his hind legs […]
My best buddy, KIXX, whom I have written about before, passed away 4 weeks ago. Heartbroken, I was sliding into depression. My dear wife suggested that I take in a new dog – a shelter dog. There were certain rules I laid out. (1) I could no longer lift a 138 lb. Dog to get […]
The western, all-night-howling coyote has moved east and in many instances adapted to city trash can dinners, including cats, and small dogs. This rural area also contains coyotes, and local cattle ranchers fear calving time as many new born are gutted and otherwise eaten by coyotes.
Bears, big Black Bears are the only fear that the “Tin Man” (Alice in Wonderland) will have in Floyd County and surrounding areas. Actually Black Bears do not represent real danger to humans as our northern Brown/Grizzle bears do. The most powerful and dangerous of course is the hunter’s dream of a Kodiak bear in […]
I started writing about the Lyme Tick from Lyme, Connecticut years back. Ho Hum, not much in the news these days but it is a major threat-I have been infected by the bacterium carried inside the Lyme tick twice. There are a hundred varied ticks and all carry some sort of toxin, some fatal-some just […]
Yes, this is another SNAKE article to warn you that COPPERHEADS- a poisonous snake found up and down the east coast and common in the APPALACIA- which means my back yard and maybe yours. If you are vacationing in the great outdoors and picking flowers you could be tagged. Children are especially vulnerable. NEVER pick […]
The Family of Suidae (Swine) is composed of 16 species of hogs in eight genera. The Suids originated in southern Eurasia: the Philippines and Africa. The domestic pig was developed from the wild boar. The boar fossils go back 30,000,000 years in Asia and Europe. Africa fossils date from 15,000,000 years..