While I was away in Canada, Kevin told me that there is a Great Blue Heron that now visits our property. The Great Blue Heron is my favourite bird; however, herons are sly hunters, and as trout farmers, they are not welcomed. Kevin had to surround the ponds with thin, near invisible fishing line to prevent the heron from getting too close to the edge and helping himself to breakfast, lunch and dinner. I bought a sling shot at Canadian Tire (a Canadian sell-everything store) and brought it back as a way to deter any and all animals that need a bit of coaxing. We don't want to hurt any animal, but scaring it away is a necessity when you're dealing with nature and the preservation of our live stock is at stake. I still love the majesty of the Great Blue, but my perspective has changed now that we have fish to protect. Kevin was practicing with the sling shot and discovered he has a natural talent. When he aims and shoots, he hits his target pretty much every time. His accuracy will be beneficial when he aims just beside the bird.... just sayin'.
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