We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
But...but...but we were assured by enviro-wackos that large raptors such as eagles and red hawks were soooo sensitive that any near-by human development would drive them to extinction!
Wrong again, Greenies! JERKS!!!
Large raptors can been seen all over the Denver area, snarfing up the "equally sensitive" Canada geese (pests), squirrels, rabbits and "endangered" prairie dogs! They've adapted quite nicely to a suburban lifestyle. I grew up in the country east of Boulder, CO and I see far more "sensitive wildlife" in the Burbs today, than I ever did in my wide-ranging hikes through the country and farm lands of my youth!
There's thousands of those geese in Kentucky. They don't even migrate; they just attack people, and shit all over the place. Somebody should start a company. Earl's Goose Busters. When a flock of those feathered pain in the asses are discovered, a hundred Bald Eagles will swoop down, and wreak havoc. By the time they're done, the geese will have decided that migrating isn't such a bad idea, after all.