govgirl75 wrote:We have lived in this house for 31 years and I have never seen so many raptors as in the last two summers. They are coming right up to our house, sitting on the pool railing, and are just more visible than ever before. I am not sure if it is because the ground game is being decimated by the coyotes, so the hawks are coming into the developments or if they are more successful in raising young to maturity.
That being said, I have 3 chihuahuas and I do worry about them and the hawks and coyotes. I have bells on their collars and dress them in funny looking sweaters in the winter, in hopes they do not look so much like prey. Also, in the winter, they do not venture far from the deck and patio because they do not do well in snow and hate the cold. We do try to keep an eye on them from dusk to dawn year around because of the coyotes. It is a risk to have toy dogs, but they are such a joy.
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