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Didn’t Know

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We didn’t know that we had a potential added resource right in our house for controlling the local fox or foxes that roam our territory. It appears that all we need to do is turn Pequenita into an outdoor cat.

I only remember two times that ‘Nita took interest in activity on my computer screen. Otherwise, she behaves with total disdain toward computer and television screens. That is, until last night.

We had an episode of a PBS nature program about foxes running on our bedroom television last night. Suddenly, uncharacteristically, Pequenita jumped up on the dresser in front of the screen. As the sounds and images of foxes, and an eagle played out, our cat reached up and touched the screen in attempt to catch the fox.

She’s a natural!

I’m thinking, we should probably see how she behaves to a video of our chickens wandering about before we do anything drastic like turn her loose in the great outdoors.

Something tells me she wouldn’t likely have the discretion necessary to determine the difference between friend and foe around our property.

She’s a little too much like Delilah in that regard. If it moves, it is fair game.



Written by johnwhays

January 3, 2019 at 7:00 am

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  1. At la Herradura we had two outdoor cats, and I was impressed on how they jumped from the floor to any tree to catch a bird, they didn’t miss one. Here at home we have two indoor cats and can’t let our young German Shepherd inside because they have attact him with no mercy, when I interfered, I got a complete paw scratch in my leg. Cats are beautiful, but wild. 🧐


    January 3, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    • We have seen many times that neighbor outdoor cats patrol our grounds, so maybe they are also helping to keep the foxes away from here!


      January 4, 2019 at 8:43 am

  2. What are you seeing on your trail camera these days? Any coyotes in your neighborhood?


    January 3, 2019 at 9:57 am

    • I haven’t been leaving the cam out because the cold saps the batteries so darn fast. We do have the benefit of monitoring tracks in the snow, and have seen little evidence of coyotes lately. I think there is a lot of pressure on them from locals who hunt them, which is keeping their numbers down in the area.


      January 3, 2019 at 10:44 am

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