a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Wild kingdom ain't no fun

This evening in the twilight while I was out feeding the girl goats their hay, I got to witness the local version of wild kingdom. The local young bear chased down, killed, and ate a late fawn just below the goat pasture. I threw the dog inside to cut down on confrontational hazards. Then LizKayl and Achaosofkittens came out and we attempted to establish territorial line at the fence. The bear lackadaisically left, taking the rest of his meal with him.

For reference, the bear was about Puck-dog sized, but of course much rounder. Thankfully, it looked like it had big ears, which implies a bear on the smaller end of body type. So it was probably about 200 pounds.

I was a lot shaken by the chase, since the fawn screamed like a baby goat. Other than that, and the lingering menace at the goats, it was an ok thing. Bears have to eat too. We have plenty of deer. And a late fawn has a bad chance of surviving anyway.
Tags: animals, bear

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