What I first assumed was a bug, though, has now been confirmed via the official FrontierVille forums, as Community Specialist Miss Marme stated that "this [removal] was intentional and we are wondering if y'all like it or not..." Personally, I love this change. While it may not increase the appearance rate of Varmints on our land, I'm glad that I won't have to senselessly click through pop-up after pop-up as I try to chop down trees or remove debris (or worse, feed animals), just because a Snake or Fox happens to be in the surrounding area.
If you agree, please let the FrontierVille team know over on the game's forums, lest they think we don't and then turn it back on. No thanks!
What do you think of the removal of the red Varmint circles on your land? What other changes could Zynga make in FrontierVille that would make the game a more enjoyable experience for you? Let us know in the comments.