I am in the midst of a fugue this week....
wondering what to do about a situation.
Maybe you can give me your opinion?
If you have read my blog for a while,
you might remember the incident we had this past May with a
"drive-by shooting" of one of our sweet innocent ducks....
shot dead right on the side of our pond and left there for me to find.
Luckily, our neighboring dairy farmer saw the vehicle and the two men
We called the State Police and kept our eyes open for the truck,
but never saw it again.
That is, until this week.
Now, every morning this week, that same truck has been
driving down our country lane...
slowly passing our farm.
I had confirmation from our neighbor that it is the same truck.
(You must understand, we only have about 5 vehicles passing our house each day...
one of them a school bus, coming to and fro, and another the mail lady. We
pretty much know all the folk who pass by. So, an old Chevy crew cab truck with
specific markings and no exhaust system is pretty easy to spot!)
Now my quandary is this:
What shall I do? The way I see it, I have a few options.
1. Call the police again....my concern is that so much time has passed now...
2. Take a photo of his license plate in case any more incidents occur.
3. Stop his truck as he passes by and speak with him...
not to accuse, but to appeal to his "humane" side, if he has one,
that this was a pet that was killed.
4. Load my shotgun with rock salt and aim for his tail! (my personal preference!)
5. Do nothing.
In light of all of the horrible gun violence in this country of late,
I fear that he might be one of those types of individuals that has no conscience.
I fear that if I confront him or call the police, that he may retaliate.
I fear having my farm violated in the future.
And yet, I hate living in fear.
I would like to be proactive and protective.
I just can't decide what is best.
Common sense tells me to do nothing.