After more thought I identified bears, raccoons, and deer as other potential poachers.
High on my bucket list, but possibly never to be satisfied, is my desire to someday live where black and/or brown bears are plentiful. How exciting it would be to look out the window and see bears in my backyard!
Although I liked both these little paintings, neither one received a bid the first time I listed them.
Speaking of which, predicting which ACEOs will sell is a complete mystery to me. The piece that has sold for the highest price so far went unbid-for through three whole listing periods and up untl the last day of the fourth listing. Then there was a flurry of bidding at the last minute. Pieces that I really like go unsold while pieces that I am less sure of receive multiple bids. Since overall they are selling well I'm just going to continue painting what I like and seeing how it goes.
It's always difficult for me to part with one of my paintings, but it feels good to raise money for animal charities.