Jack, You know what a softie Warren is, probably picks up stray dogs, soft spot for troubled boys, crusty ole timers, etc. I'm glad to hear someone is watching that guy.
If they have any bird feeders around the ranch tell them to put one on the side of the pond/lake. Hanging from a tree limb from a rope if possible. At one of my favorite local lakes there was a feeder high on a pine tree limb and the house traded hands, the feeder disappeared and so did the fish.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain