Here, Kitty Kitty- a recent encounter

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Andrew Griffin, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Oh, I forgot some kind of animals I often encounter near or in our garden, usually at nightfall :

    Le Blaireau (Meles meles) that you seem to call "Badger" in English,
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    Very cute, quite big, but fitted with a redoutable jaw... That prevent me to approach him too much, who knows ? :eek:

    Le Hérisson ( Erinaceus europaeus ) that you seem to call "Hedgehog" in English :
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    We have a Hedgehog family hidden in our garden and the male have been called affectuously "Casse-Croûte" (Snack) by my Daughter, because he always steals noisily the cats kibbles... :)

    Sometimes we hear a Fouine (Martes foina) or two crossing on the roof of our house, and looking through the roof windows in the evenings :
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    We also suspect them to steal the cat's kibble also BUT only when "Casse-Croûte" the Hedgehog is not here... ;)

    Nothing else... And most of these highly lethal animals are hunted by :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:, etc... - I prefer not to write the matching words, even in French, otherwise Synchro will be forced to delete my post... :confused::oops:

    A+!
     
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  2. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Here's a video of a coyote attack on a toddler a few months ago in a residential area a few miles north of Toronto. Fortunately, the parents were a few steps behind the child so it broke off its' attack. One of several in the area this summer. My keyboard players son and daughter in law had their small leashed dog attacked when they were walking it this summer. They yelled and kicked at the coyote until it broke off but their dog didn't make it.

    Damn things.
     
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  3. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Most likely an eastern coyote, which is basically a hybrid of coyote, wolf and dog. It's frankly sort of a super canine. It can stand below freezing and hot weather. It can survive in the wild or in urban areas. It is uber adaptable.

    Here's a good article about them.

    https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2015/10/31/greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_coyote
     
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