What Would You Do If a Large Animal Shut Down Your Neighborhood?
What would you do? What would you do if you looked out your window and saw a longhorn running through the neighborhood? What would you do if you saw a moose, an elk, or a different large animal? Would you go outside and try to help? Would you call Idaho Fish and Game? Would pull up a chair and watch from your window? Would you ignore it and shrug your shoulders and think, 'It's just another day in Idaho?' There are tons of options, but if caught in this situation, that did occur in Twin Falls recently, what would you do?
Longhorn Romps Through Twin Falls Neighborhood
Last week a longhorn decided to take a stroll through a Twin Falls neighborhood, which luckily ended with nobody hurt. While in Idaho this may seem like no big deal, it isn't as common as some may think. If this had been in your neighborhood what would you have done? There are multiple options. You can pop some popcorn, open up the curtains and have a live reality show to watch out the window. You could grab something red and see if you should move to Spain to become a bullfighter. Olé! You could grab a gun and see if you can get enough meat to last you for months, although legally you can't shoot it, and it is in town limits so that option isn't the best. You could even go test out your bull riding skills and try to jump on, but landing on the concrete may hurt a tad. These are all fun options, but had this been your neighborhood what would you have done?
Wild Animals in Twin Falls
While a longhorn in a neighborhood isn't common, there are plenty of other wild animals that have made their way into town through the years. Depending on the animal may depend on what you do. A longhorn can be scary, but with all the ranchers and farmers around here, plenty of residents were prepared to handle the situation. When a mountain lion or moose comes into a neighborhood, it is a little different situation. While staying inside and watching, while also contacting Fish and Game is the best, there are always a few people that want to take advantage of the situation. It is tempting to be a hero sometimes, or to capture an amazing video, but if you are going to attempt either one, make sure to do so cautiously and safely, or not at all.
If a longhorn, a moose, or a mountain lion came through my neighborhood, I would sit by the window and watch, and record, but make sure to stay safely inside. While I could get a better video or view outside, I would rather be safe and keep my kids safe, than have a better view. A longhorn may be a little more tempting to go outside, especially depending on its demeanor as it walks by the houses. One of the best parts of living in Idaho, especially in the Magic Valley, is never knowing what animals will make their way through town or when. If you ever find yourself with a large animal roaming down the block, what would you do?