Wow, you don't see it that green in Wyoming very often.It was a nice morning today; we got a little rain last night. there weren't any fox, bobcat or coyote tracks where I went this morning. but on the first stand this doe jumped up and let me know she wasn't happy with a coyote sneaking up on her and howling. She hung around snorting at me and came within 25 feet wanting the coyote to leave her area.
I’ve noticed that people that lived through that era had a deep-seated dislike for any predator—they were in direct competition for food!No, you don't see it this green here very often. We had more snow this winter than in 30 years. And we have been getting more rain than normal. My Grandmother told me that after the end of the dustbowl era it rained every afternoon the whole month of June till the 60's and that before the dustbowl that her cousins grew corn here without irrigation, but that during the dustbowl they burnt the thorns off of the cactus with weed burners, so the cows could eat it. She managed to keep a milk cow and two or three head of beef cows alive as well as a few chickens then raised a garden to feed the family at that time. The government paid the ranchers three dollars each for their cattle then hired people to butcher and can them at the State Fair Grounds in Douglas Wyoming for a dollar a day. And people wondered why there weren't any antelope, elk or deer here in the 40's and 50's, they got ate or died of starvation!
The world is an amazing place, and the animals do a lot of amazing things just to keep the species alive. It's mostly just built into them, so it happens without any thought or intentions on their part but it's interesting for us to put it together so that in the future we can sort of predict what will happen with each situation we see occurring and set up for it in advance.