Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Riding Around in the Ranger - Week 2

You may remember in my last post on Riding Around in the Ranger, I took pics of horses which I said I usually don't photograph. Well, this time I'm taking a short ride in the Ranger for a quick pic of a mule down the road from us and I have never photographed a mule!


A friend told me that this mule was put in with some cattle to keep the coyotes away. 


I wonder if it works? Let me know if you have heard of this practice and its success. 




Thanks for stopping by - Judy. 

Linking to:


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday

12 comments:

Linda Whitener said...

I have heard of that. Supposedly they make a crazy racket whenever they see/smell/hear coyotes and that scares the coyotes away. Saw some in a field across from my step mom's place in Alabama, in with the cows, and that's why I was told they were there.

Phil Slade said...

As we don't have coyotes I don't know the answer to that. However over here people us geese to warn of intruders, including foxes.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have never heard of this practice, but if it works...more power to 'em. Such a darling mule! Cute as a button.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I have no idea if that works, but I do love your photo!

Debbie said...

i have no help to offer - i do like the image!!

Powell River Books said...

When I was young there was a man at the stable that rode a mule. It was such a docile and friendly animal. Not sure how it works with coyotes. I know that burros have quite a nasty kick. - Margy

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the cute mule. Adorable photo. I hope it works to keep the coyotes away! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend!

Lea said...

I think it is a donkey, not a mule. People here use donkeys as guard animals, too. If they feel threatened, donkeys bray loud enough to wake the dead, and kick like the devil if the coyotes get within range!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful donkey photo ~ so sweet ~ Hmm ~ we have problems with coyotes here but never heard of this practice to keep them away ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Jenn Jilks said...

My friend, with goats, horses, and pigs, has a Maramema dog to keep the coyotes away!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think it does work. I know there are donkeys in every field that has cows or horses here. Enjoy your weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweet little guy, hard to believe that coyotes would be afraid. But I have heard of llamas being used for that reason. Not sure if that's true or legend either.