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Coyotes Attack and Kill: Should You Worry?


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CherAWAY
- 2884 days ago - abcnews.go.com
While biologists say such attacks are extremely rare, the incident points to another phenomenon: the recent, rapid proliferation of the dog-like predators in cities as well as expanses of wilderness.



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MmAway M (501)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:01 am
Great article Cher!

Yes, people should be aware and leary...While I live in the Country in San Diego, these coyotes have killed all of my neighbors pets. People keep all of their animals (mostly) inside. We have taken over so much of their area with building that they are out there looking for food.

It is so sad that a human was attacked and prayers sent to her family, but gotta tell you these coyotes around here, at least a year ago looked to me like a big dog, healthy, one was just walking down the private driveway and towards me when I was watering. In fact, I totally thought it was my neighbors dog and after calling to it and it kept coming, I saw it WAS not their dog and used the hose to shoot water up the driveway.

Now I only see sick and tiny coyotes that I personally think are ill and have disease.

To much development and this is happening all over.
 

Tierney G (381)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 11:29 am
This is so sad and it is happening everywhere even out in the sticks where I live with just a few extra homes and new neighborhoods it has caused Kaos for the deer. I see them everywhere now even in daylight they are not even that scared. I actually walked near several of them and they did not budge.
We are to blame for these accidents.
 

John R (56)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 12:22 pm
No. You stand more chance of being hit by a meteor or winning a major lottery. I'm sure the trigger happy will want to use this as an excuse to shoot any canine without a collar.
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 1:03 pm
Well for one you dont hike alone........you just shouldnt for you never know. I have grown up in and around wilderness areas and we were never allowed to venture out alone...and carrying a gun isnt gonna save you life if you are somehow ambused. Numbers is what keeps you the most safe.

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

. (0)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 1:13 pm
There is a pack of ten around our land and I go out with roman candles to scare them off when ever possible.
When hunting season opens it it likely some of the neighbors will cut that number down. Our land is off limits to hunters and the state property next to us on one side also but the neighoring property on the other side is not. We had about 30 wild turkey in back land but that number has diminished to about a half dozen likely due to the coyotes.
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 1:15 pm
I for one dont have a problem with them...they keep the possums skunks and rats populations down...now if they were to go after our stock we would scare them as much as possiable so they would know he take place is NOT good...LOL

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

BernadetteP P (72)
Saturday October 31, 2009, 6:57 pm
YES ANDNO IFYOU ARE CLSOE TO THE DEN OR WHEN THEIR EATING OR UPSTETING THEM
 
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