COYOTES MISS NOTHING! They like to stand in high places in order to take in the goings on in their territory…..as you see in this photo by Jan Myers.
And so when you are a farmer in Maine raising livestock, and your farm is part of Coyote’s territory, know that Coyote knows everything that is going on.
Farmers in Maine who understand the value of major carnivores like Coyotes, want them to be present in the ecosystem of their farm…..BUT! These same farmers understand that the presence of domestic livestock can be a huge temptation to hungry carnivores.
BUT! Enter livestock guarding dogs and Llamas So Coyotes who miss nothing will know the dogs are present and what they are capable of. So enough of my words….I have attached a link to a short excellent film that speaks of the immense value of Guard dogs to our farmers….and also to Coyotes. Once Coyotes know the guard dogs are present, they will pass up the livestock, and seek their wild food, and in doing so fulfill their role in the ecosystems of Maine ….AND THAT IS WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO! (Be sure to visit our Farming with Coyotes facebook and share your experiences with your guard animals on your farm)