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In a Sow’s Ear

Livestock vs. predators. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. Predators aren’t “versus” anything. They’re just hunting food ” juicy livestock preferred. Of course, the Powers That Be and Other Ilk insist that coyotes and wolves eat only field mice or “sick and weak” critters. Recently an area sheep rancher had 35 of his woolly field mice massacred. Now that predators are legally protected and thereby free to kill whenever they choose, the old jokes still pertain. Behind every wry-eyed joke, there’s generally a nugget of truth.

Livestock vs. predators. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. Predators aren’t “versus” anything. They’re just hunting food ” juicy livestock preferred. Of course, the Powers That Be and Other Ilk insist that coyotes and wolves eat only field mice or “sick and weak” critters. Recently an area sheep rancher had 35 of his woolly field mice massacred. Now that predators are legally protected and thereby free to kill whenever they choose, the old jokes still pertain. Behind every wry-eyed joke, there’s generally a nugget of truth.