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  • Bob Taylor
    Mar 5, 2014
      We have problems with Hawks, Snowy Owls and Bald Eagles and coyotes, they will all take small animals from yards. Lots of small pets disappear during the summer from backyards, even in place like Toronto. One big problem is that a lot of people, especially immigrants have no idea what they are dealing with. the animals look cute, and even if they take food put out for them, they are still wild animals that can hurt pets and people. We used to have a spring bear hunt. Only full grown males could be taken, and most hunters had no problem identifying males. Anyone who cant has no business being around guns. Anyway, the good folks at PETA mounted a campaign against the spring bear hunt, using pictures of cute little bear cubs and threatening to run campaigns against the MPPs in government unless they abolished the hunt. The MPPs being the craven bunch they are when threatened with the possible loss of their seats, cancelled the hunt. Now we have a massive bear problem, and in areas of some cities it is hard to allow children to play in the street, the threat from nuisance bears is so bad. They even invade homes.
      Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 9:59 AM
      Subject: Re: [RobynCarr_Chatgroup] A question

      When I was looking out the window and saw all the birds, before going out to put out bird seed,  I saw a beautiful blue jay (scrappy little trouble maker...LOL) and, of course, my cardinal family that have been around for several years.  Have watched the baby cardinals come and go.   Lots of really big crows, which I'm not fond of, but I feed them anyway.    My favorite family, along with the cardinals, is the morning doves. that have been part of our backyard family also for several years.   They are so peaceful and quiet and like the cardinals, their babies have flown the coop .
      We are also having problems (only because of our small animals) with Hawks and I have seen one twice now sitting on my fence.   I make sure Misty doesn't go out without me or with me watching closely.   I looked it up in my bird book and think it was a Cooper Hawk, because it looked exactly like the picture.  But, one of the cleaning gals said it wasn't  and knew it because she had worked for Animal Control. That didn't help one bit, because I can swear it's the same and now I have to find out who's right.  LOL    Someone said it could be an Osprey since we are near water, but we are not that close, maybe two miles to Bay and six to the Atlantic ~~~so don't think so.   Just don't want to see something swoop down and pick up my Misty!  So, I need to find out more about them.
      In a message dated 3/5/2014 9:40:20 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, superauntkx9_@... writes:
      I actually heard birds singing this morning for the first time. Could that ran spring is near...One hopes.


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