Shasta Ranch

Klamath Falls, OR

This cartoon is only humorous if you don't think too much about it.  We lost a lovely 4 month old lamb to coyotes late one winter afternoon.  Our guardian donkey was unable to keep all the sheep together, and the coyote family picked off the smallest, and unluckiest, one. 

We strive for a balance with nature, and our donkey, secure night-time fencing with predator warning lights (2 small, solar powered red LED's that blink in random patterns at night) and frequent human presence around the fence-line have kept our losses to just this one lamb.  I guess we will live with that and continue to thrill to the coyote yips and howls at night.