I have just taken a new job in Great Falls, Montana. A new state and new areas to explore.
By: joealaska , 5:42 AM GMT on January 09, 2012
Have not seen any foxes in awhile. When I see them, I tell you.
Recent local news said there were a sightings of several foxes dragging a trap on its foot. This is a bit upsetting to most tender-hearted people, not to mention the foxes. I saw this once and that was enough. There is a definite line drawn here, trappers on one side and animal lovers on the other. I know for a fact that other folk feed the fox. But that is illegal. Troopers will fine those law breakers. Funny, trapping is just fine and dandy. Trap away. Hopefully the idiots who do not know how to set a trap correctly will not catch your legal pet by mistake.
The State Troopers are asking for people to “trap responsibly.” Me, I want to question WHO is responsible. I have thought about it a lot, knowing I am the law breaker. WHY does someone want to trap a fox? I see no legitimate reason.
The foxes are NOT aggressive in any way. They run when there is a problem. I heard of one fox bite since I have been here, and it involved a camera being shoved in its face. I would have bitten also. The foxes in Dutch live a happy life of 3-5 years. Why not let them become part of the community? Let the locals feed them. What is the problem? Sorry, but BAD laws do exist. Let us feed them like pigeons in New York.
Anyone who comes to my chow porch will be fed, foxes and / or troopers. You are welcome. There is a meeting set for the public to discuss this issue. I hope I can attend.
Thanks for the photos of RENDA breaking through the ice. I thought that RENDA would just follow HEALY. But it appears Healy cuts up the ice all around the RENDA. I guess that is why I am not at the helm. Yet.
The SNOW is the big story here. Last year was snow-lite. Well, this year is making up for it. Add the wind, and it is a never-ending issue. It has snowed almost every day, so it keeps getting higher. But even when it stops, the wind kicks in. The snow is light and gets re-distributed. 3 days ago I had a 4 foot drift along the whole front of the duplex. In one night it disappeared. Yesterday a plow cleared my parking area at the duplex. This morning there was a 2 foot drift right down the middle.
Two nights ago the wind was blowing at 55 mph. It was blowing ice against the house, and it was loud. Today it was dead calm and sunny. Almost cloudless. I wanted to take some late afternoon pics, but the ONLY cloud moved in front of the sun and it changed the nice light.
Posting some photos on the internet for sale. Will see how that goes, anything is better than nothing.
Grilling again tonight. Brats.
24 degrees at 8:40 PM local. WIND, at 1 mph.
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