This issue has torn me up one side and down the other. I have east coast coyotes in my outback. These animals are part wolf, so they're bigger and stronger than what you guys out west have to deal with. Here's what they've done. My fox, Roxie is dead. My raccoons, Hughie, Dewie and Louie are dead. The little fawn I was trying to keep alive is dead. My cats, who can climb trees have had vet bills totaling at least $300 a piece because they've had their rear ends torn up while they were climbing up trees to stay alive. It is so easy when it's not personal to go, "how could any body want to do that." You can get real evil when it's personal.
Here's my dilemma. I don't own a gun. I could, I suppose run out there with a a shovel with a real evil point and hurt them. But here's what I think, if I can't kill them cleanly, I won't make them suffer. But while I twist on the wind about this, they continue to hurt and kill the animals that I love.
There is no easy answer for this. But this is a problem that keeps me up at night.