zooophagous:

howtoskinatiger:

cynpeterson:

From now on whenever people tell me coyotes aren’t over populated, I’m going to show them this picture and laugh. This is one night of hunting around my town. One night. 32 coyotes. Keep in mind this is just around town.

Except it’s not as simple as killing large numbers = overpopulated. Just because it seems like a large number to us doesn’t mean there’s more then the area can hold, it can simply be that the area has enough resources to allow for that many animals. 
Coyotes live in family groups, where only the top pair breed. When you kill them in large numbers like this it breaks up those families and causes the non-breeding animals to become breeders, thus far more animals breed and produce more litters then there would have been naturally. 
It’s well-proven that indiscriminate culling of coyotes for population control does not work and can cause their numbers to increase rather then decrease, which is another reason why there may be so many in that area. While I have no issue with culling individual problem or sickly animals or fur trapping, general culling is very ineffective and unnecessary when it comes to coyotes.
Additional links;
Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research: Canid Management
Biological mechanisms for why killing coyotes/coywolves doesn’t work
Killing not the answer: Coyote Watch

I remember reading that to make an actual dent in their numbers, you’d have to kill like 70% of them and do so every year or something insane like that.

Interesting considering the propensity of killing coyotes for this very reason. I need to read those links later.

zooophagous:

howtoskinatiger:

cynpeterson:

From now on whenever people tell me coyotes aren’t over populated, I’m going to show them this picture and laugh. This is one night of hunting around my town. One night. 32 coyotes. Keep in mind this is just around town.

Except it’s not as simple as killing large numbers = overpopulated. Just because it seems like a large number to us doesn’t mean there’s more then the area can hold, it can simply be that the area has enough resources to allow for that many animals. 

Coyotes live in family groups, where only the top pair breed. When you kill them in large numbers like this it breaks up those families and causes the non-breeding animals to become breeders, thus far more animals breed and produce more litters then there would have been naturally. 

It’s well-proven that indiscriminate culling of coyotes for population control does not work and can cause their numbers to increase rather then decrease, which is another reason why there may be so many in that area. While I have no issue with culling individual problem or sickly animals or fur trapping, general culling is very ineffective and unnecessary when it comes to coyotes.

Additional links;

Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research: Canid Management

Biological mechanisms for why killing coyotes/coywolves doesn’t work

Killing not the answer: Coyote Watch

I remember reading that to make an actual dent in their numbers, you’d have to kill like 70% of them and do so every year or something insane like that.

Interesting considering the propensity of killing coyotes for this very reason. I need to read those links later.

(via moreanimalia)

Oh hey I’ve never been tagged in a thing before. I’m game! Tagged by skelelegs.

Say five things about yourself;

1) I have come to believe that curry, above all else in life, is the key to true self realization and happiness. In fact I am in the process of making some right now…

2) I took my cat’s name, Orlyn, from an old D&D campaign I played with my friends after high school.

3) I had a reoccurring dream when I was really young that I still remember vividly; I’m in my grandma’s house in Seattle. There’s a huge storm outside, but I can’t hear it in the house. I’m sitting on a swing hanging from the living room ceiling. As I’m swinging a little, a horde of baboons crashes through the window and tackles me off the swing… that was where the dream usually ended.

4)   You can probably name any iconic or “classic” movie, and there’s a good chance I have never seen it, nor even really know what it’s about outside the quotes I hear made reference to in pop culture.

5) I’ve recently garnered an obsession with raccoons, and I’ve been seeing them everywhere in different things and forms. I saw a whole family of them just a few weeks ago, bought a raw hide for practice, went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy, was tagged by someone with a raccoon profile pic, saw a little girl with a tanned raccoon tail on her belt… raccoons everywhere. Coonpocolypse.

Hmm who should I tag for funsies. How about two fellow vultures, ostealjewelry and roadkillandcrows.

personal skelelegs tagged ostealjewelry roadkillandcrows

itisfuntousebadnames asked:

Why is it more okay to be sexist against men and racist against white people? Not saying that you do any of this, you are awesome.

Feeble Screams From Forests Unknown Answer:

missveryvery:

It’s not possible to be racist against white people. Racism is systemic, not individualistic. You can be prejudiced against white people. As that post says, being prejudiced against white people operates as a safety mechanism that does not impact the ability of white people to achieve their goals as a whole. No amount of prejudice from the black population of this country has prevented white people from making up the massive majority of the rich and powerful. There is literally nothing a black person in this country can do that can’t be overridden by a higher up white person. Even the president is stymied because the majority of people in politics are white.

A black person being wary and mistrustful of a white person means a black person protecting themselves. A white person with distrust of black people, meanwhile, can have a massive effect. A white person is more likely to have more money, to be the one doing the hiring and firing, more likely to be providing loans, more likely to be providing education, more likely to be making decisions that effect a black person’s life. Whereas a black person is not likely to be in charge of hiring and firing, of providing the education.

Same for sexism. Though women are the majority, they are not able to wield the same amount of power as men. Women being wary towards men, the effect is women protecting themselves. The effect is a dude’s feelings are hurt. Men who think women are terrible, the result is dead women.

Men are not afraid of women. 

Men don’t worry on a daily basis about how to protect themselves in case a strange woman tries to have sex with them.

Cascadian Rainingman Fest 2014

driftlikeworriedfire:

Our first ever Cascadia Rainingman is happening August 29th – September 1st at Finney Farm near Concrete, WA. Presentations, skillshares, workshops, discussions and debriefs during the day, with art happening throughout the weekend, and live music each night.

This sounds awesome I wish I could goooo.

But I work…