Skip to comments.In City Where Dogs Outnumber Children, Finding a Way for Coyotes to Coexist
Posted on 05/16/2012 8:10:23 AM PDT by george76
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I see that you are in the Chicago area and I suppose that this is prohibited, but when I let my dogs out here in rural Virginia, I keep two fully-loaded .22 pistols near the door, ready to be brought into action if I see my dogs attacked. They are on a lawn and no further than 50 feet away always. And the spotlights show me the woods very well.
Thank God for that. I'd rather they raise dogs than children.
Thank God there aren’t many children in SF. That depraved city is no place to raise a child.
I had to laugh at the liberal nature-worshipping stupidity coming from the San Francisco officials too. Hey, why not encourage mountain lions in the park too? Plenty to eat for them.
Speaking of which, heard my FOS (First of Season) mountain lion the other night at a remote mountain campsite. Sounded like a female in heat again.
Thanks for the ping, George! Back for a few days.
Coyotes breed year round, so if there is ample food and shelter you are looking at not a doubling of the population, but more likely a quadrupling, or more, of it.
Beautiful picture. Where and when was it taken?
You're right, what a bunch of whining ninnies.
I live in a subdivision with a population of less than one thousand residents. The majority are empty-nesters, so proportionately there aren't all that many children here. The neighborhood sits on the edge of undeveloped forest land. There's a population of about a dozen coyotes living in the immediate area.
There are no outdoor cats here. If you see one once, you will never see it again. No one leaves small dogs outside unattended. Last week I watched a pair of coyotes chase four deer right past me, no more than 30 yards from where I stood. I once had a face-off with a coyote in my driveway who was interested in my fenced-in dog. That darn coyote walked straight up to me without fear, stopping about 6 feet away only because I started yelling, waving my arms, pounding my feet and making moves towards him. He just stood there and stared at me for a few minutes, then casually turned around and slowly walked away back up my driveway.
I would never walk around here unarmed. I don't mind coexisting with the varmints, but if one ever gets too aggressive and doesn't show signs of backing down, it'll be the last thing he does.
Now, the moose are a different story. There have been two incidents here of them coming into people's yards to attack their relatively big dogs. Moose are pretty darn scary. Maybe we should introduce some of them to San Francisco.
I live in Long Beach, CA. A few months back I saw a “stray dog” wandering down my street at about 11:30 pm. It appeared to be a Shepard mix. He was acting kind of shady. I whistled for him to come over. “Here boy”.
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw an exact duplicate of the same dog walking down the street. Then it struck me: Coyotes!
I try to bring my cat in at night, but he insists on being outdoors. He grew up in Wyoming and Texas, so he’s used to outdoor wildlife. He bullies the neighborhood strays, possums and racoons. (Yes, even in Long Beach we have a lot of wildlife).
I know some ninny will blast me for letting my cat go outdoors, but it’s his life. He is absolutely miserable indoors. So I let him live a full life. He’s survived in some tough places.
I have another cat that is NOT allowed outdoors, though she tries.
Coyotes are part of this country. I grew up in Texas. We were always aware of them.
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya.
Dogs and Coyotes living in peace.
Kumbaya my lord, kumbaya.
Liberals minds are all diseased.
The coyotes in GG Park might have an impact on the huge number of druggies, criminals on the lam, drunks, and other assorted Democrats living there. Many keep dogs for pets/protection and the coyotes would find them easy pickings.
Not necessary. The 8.0 earthquake is just a matter of when, not if. The entire liberal wish list will be back burner for 20 years while the city digs out of the apocalyptic carnage.
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>> Im sure there are plenty of cats in the park at night to sustain a healthy coyote population.
Our house in Florida is across the street from a park. Wonder how I could get a couple of those coyotes from our Colorado property down here? Maybe we could train them to attack the cat dumpers.
Better yet, the little old ladys who come out in the middle of the night to feed the cats.
“Will the trapper be using a dead cat for bait?”
I hope not. My cat that is missing was about 12 years old and the best hunter I’ve ever had. He was big, long and lean and the fastest cat I’ve had, though was slowing down a wee bit. He loved eating squirrels, which aren’t the easiest things to catch. Acted like a dog around the house. We miss him.
You experienced to wild parrots there, yet?
Wokked Westie, coyote chow mein, and rice wine?
Coyote Caesar Salad, Braised Bichon with Bechmel, and a lively Beaujolais?
Blackened Coyote, Golden Gumbo, Garden Greens, with a good Gewerztraminer?
Yes, I’ve seen the Wild Parrots. They’re funny.
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