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Borrego
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# Posted: 11 Jul 2018 22:22
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I don't kill them, but am aware of their danger to humans and animals. Would not hesitate to take one out if at all threatened, even a little bit.

They are aggressive out here, have taken little dogs off a leash when being walked, large packs lure domestic dogs away and kill them...humans have been attacked and killed. They need to be treated as what they are, wild predators......
Although I agree with GaryO (as usual) and love the sound of them at night and in the morning. It sounds like the Wild West, which is where we are...so it's fitting.

But make no mistake, these can/will kill or injure you and your animals in a split second, they are not cute lovable animals.....

Gary O
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 00:28
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Most coyotes no longer fear man.
Back when I worked for a living, I’d be the one to open up the shop.
One morning, about 4:30A, I drove in to the parking lot.
Two ‘yotes loped across the tarmac in front of me.
I got outa my Jeep, stared at ‘em, clapped my hands, thinking they’d hightail it.
They jus’ looked at each other with quizzical looks, like ‘what’re we s’pose to do, run?’
Then looked back at me, (I think I saw them shrug) then sauntered off, t’ward the Western Family warehouse next door.
Prolly their early morning route.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 15:12
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Quoting: Borrego
...humans have been attacked and killed.


Got any links about that? It's very rare for wolves to kill a human and they are bigger than coyotes.

Smawgunner
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 15:47
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Some of the problems with nailing down Coyote behavior is that they've bred over the years with dogs and wolves. There are so many hybrids out there. The other complication is environment. It's tough to scare a coyote in an urban setting because of his conditioning to noise, cars, people etc. I think the only death from a Coyote was in the East a few years ago to a female hiker if my memory is correct.

KelVarnsen
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 15:50
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Quoting: Smawgunner
I think the only death from a Coyote was in the East a few years ago to a female hiker if my memory is correct.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/coyotes-kill-toronto-singer-in-cape-breton -1.779304

Borrego
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 16:24
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There have been a couple of deaths.....although true that is not common, my point was that they are dangerous and could be deadly....

http://abc7ny.com/pets-animals/aggressive-coyotes-attacking-people-terrorizing-towns/ 3159858/

Borrego
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 16:39
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A Cal State Poly study:

To date, we have compiled 165 coyote attacks
on humans in California from calendar years 1977 through 2015.

We compiled reports of 141 coyote attacks in 25
additional states, and 61 attacks in 7 Canadian
provinces. These attacks outside California
resulted in injuries to 131 adults and 75 children.

In ≥60 instances in California where a child was attacked by a coyote, the victim would presumably have been more seriously injured or killed had an adult not intervened to interrupt the attack.

Of the 367 coyote attacks on humans within the
United States and Canada, 2 attacks resulted in
fatalities: a 3-year-old girl was killed in Glendale,
California, in August 1981 (Howell 1982); and a
19-year-old woman was killed on a hiking trail
in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova
Scotia, in late October 2009 (Aulakh 2009).

Smawgunner
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 17:51
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That's why I never hike our land without a fire arm....Never!

Borrego
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2018 18:00
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Quoting: Smawgunner
That's why I never hike our land without a fire arm....Never!


A good idea....I did a dumb thing a few years back..after having had our desert place for only a short time (so not that aware of coyotes), we hiked over to a neighbors place after dark to have a few drinks.....on the way back home (staggering a bit), I came around a bend only to see about 6-7 pairs of beady eyes staring at us..I think I scared them too...made myself big and waved flashlight, threw rocks and hightailed it the few hundred yards left to our place.
They left us alone - that time. Coulda been bad.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 13 Jul 2018 14:46
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Quoting: Borrego
Of the 367 coyote attacks on humans within theUnited States and Canada, 2 attacks resulted infatalities: a 3-year-old girl was killed in Glendale,California, in August 1981 (Howell 1982); and a19-year-old woman was killed on a hiking trailin Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NovaScotia, in late October 2009 (Aulakh 2009).


I had no idea they were that aggressive. Dogs kill several dozen people (mostly kids) every year so I guess coyotes would be capable of it too.

They are just showing up here in Alaska. However, we still have wolves which tend to keep a lid on coyote populations. The only fatal wolf attack I can remember was about 10 years ago in Chignik Lake. A women was out running alone and apparently was attacked and killed by several wolves. She was fairly small though, less than 5ft tall if I remember right.

Borrego
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# Posted: 13 Jul 2018 18:02
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Quoting: NorthRick
I had no idea they were that aggressive.


It seems to be worse down here in So Cal, maybe the more benign weather? We have lots of 'em and they are a problem, we all keep our heads on a swivel and a gun nearby. And they keep getting bigger, 50 lbs is not uncommon...

One does not worry me, yet, but a pack sure does, even with our bigger dogs I don't think they would mess with our dogs, ( a 65 and 75 lb brother/sister Dobie/Heeler mix), but I don't want them getting in a fight and ending up at the vets,

I don't know if a 75 lb part doberman could take a coyote....? Because the coyote is a wild animal?

rockies
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# Posted: 13 Jul 2018 19:35
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Well........if there's nothing else.


http://www.foremostcoyotehunting.com/2011/02/eating-coyote.html

Whiskey Jack
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# Posted: 15 Jul 2018 23:38
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We don't have too many coyotes in our area. They stick to the city. Once you get out of town, the wolves tend to hunt them out, and we have thousands of wolves.

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