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September 26, 2022
Having dominion over Guineafowl comes with responsibility – OUCH!
I won’t go into the details, but last night we lost the third of our four baby Guineafowl.
Including but not limited to. The armadillos, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, opossums, raccoons, snakes, and wolves are plentiful here. After the first breach into what I thought was predator-proof enough, yesterday I moved the remaining two birds into a portable dog kennel – for just one more night. But since it was just for one night of lodging, I irresponsibly failed in not predator-proofing this kennel. What a foolish man I was. An unknown predator dug underneath, massacring one. Though I have my sniper rifle ready to roll, I did not respond quickly enough.
So, this morning I had to make some decisions. Do I release the last one alone on our property? Or do I take it to a neighbor’s home that has lots of wildfowl? We chose the latter.
I had not met these neighbors yet and was not going to videotape the contact. Nonetheless, their entrance had a perimeter alarm and a closed gate. So, I suspect they’re like me, and do not appreciate strangers coming to their front door. So, I left my Gospel tract on the outside of their mailbox and released the Guinea near their property.
Especially with a baby calf due, I will reassign myself to work some graveyard shifts, but will most likely not be sharing those defense of life stories on the internet.