Last week I enlightened you on Cowboy’s grand idea of a family outing. This outing included our kids, a coyote call and guns. Folks, I’m just gonna go ahead and put this out there…
THIS IS A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN!!
So off we go on our coyote hunting family adventure, armed with coyote calls, guns, snacks and flashlights. Apparently it’s best to go at night. Coyotes are nocturnal and move more in the p.m. Also, Cowboy tells me that it’s easier to see their eyes at night. Wait…What?? You want me to look an animal in the eyes before I shoot it… no thanks! I refuse to participate!
But, being the supportive wife and mom that I am, I offer to drive the jeep, hold the flashlight and hand out snacks when needed. Fifteen minutes later, we are set up and ready to hunt.
Cowboy tells us the rules:
Rule #1: Talk quietly Rule #2: No crying
For all of you non-hunters, have you ever heard a coyote call? No? Well that makes two of us. I thought the idea of SHOOTING the coyote was horrible, but no, it’s actually THE CALL itself! It makes a sound that mimics a wounded rabbit. My heart goes out to this rabbit that is wounded.
Back to the story-
The kids start to call the coyotes and the coyotes begin to howl back. The more they call, the louder the howls get. Cowboy tells us to watch for their eyes. He and I sit back and watch the kids. Listening to their conversation.
BOY WONDER: (Talking to his sister) You have to hold the flashlight still so I don’t miss, ok?
SWEET GIRL: I promise I will but don’t hurt the rabbit, just the coyote.
BOY WONDER: The rabbit is fake, it’s not really wounded. But if there was a rabbit the coyote would kill it.
SWEET GIRL: I see the eyes, just like daddy said. Get ready to shoot!
Oh lord, here we go. Our boy wonder is taking aim and he shoots… POP! The coyote drops and they start to high five each other.
COWBOY: Great shot! How are you doing over there sweet girl?
SWEET GIRL: I’m doing great daddy but you better go and help mom, she broke rule #2 and she’s a mess.
‘Til next Sunday ya’ll- Tammy