I was at our local feed store, a favorite place to go, and was asking the young guy who was helping me about the coyotes. He told me that the Maryland State Department of the Environment had imported them in to control the deer population.
Well isn't that nice.
He then went on to tell me that like so many other government programs, this one didn't quite work out as planned. Obviously the coyotes did not read their job description closely enough, because they are out there controlling the foal, sheep, goat, and domestic pet population and the deer population keeps right on growing. Oh my.
The upside to this mess, is that he and a friend of his have started a coyote removal business and are doing quite well and would I like to look at his rate sheet for killing them. I said no, not now and thought to mysellf, isn't this a loverly mess.