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Jan 12, 2022 09:42:48   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Several local people have seen coyotes around here, and they have no fear of humans. They will often walk toward people. Below is a sign that is both serious and humorous.



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Jan 12, 2022 09:44:33   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 

--Bob
jerryc41 wrote:
Several local people have seen coyotes around here, and they have no fear of humans. They will often walk toward people. Below is a sign that is both serious and humorous.

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Jan 12, 2022 09:49:33   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 

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Jan 12, 2022 13:39:59   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
A government agency with a sense of humor??? Come on Man! I think this is a fake! :-))

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Jan 12, 2022 13:51:18   #
DavidPhares Loc: Chandler, Arizona
 
These critters can come into your back yard and grab your cat or small dog and scale a 6’ fence with your pet in their mouth. Do not underestimate them.

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Jan 12, 2022 18:05:29   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
I find it interesting that no one has a concern about coyotes in the country. But when they creep into the cities, OMG--lock up the pets and call animal control!

It’s sort of like those so-called food deserts. Folks whine about how many city blocks it is to a grocery, but don’t seem to care that someone out in the country might have to drive ten or more miles to a grocery store.

OK--that’s my rant for the day.

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Jan 12, 2022 20:20:33   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Several local people have seen coyotes around here, and they have no fear of humans. They will often walk toward people. Below is a sign that is both serious and humorous.


The white message space is not aligned to the edges or centered on the sign so in my opinion it has been "photo shopped" just a bit.

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Jan 12, 2022 20:23:49   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
jaymatt wrote:
I find it interesting that no one has a concern about coyotes in the country. But when they creep into the cities, OMG--lock up the pets and call animal control!

It’s sort of like those so-called food deserts. Folks whine about how many city blocks it is to a grocery, but don’t seem to care that someone out in the country might have to drive ten or more miles to a grocery store.

OK--that’s my rant for the day.
I find it interesting that no one has a concern ab... (show quote)


Many pets in the urban areas are small and thus vulnerable, likewise small children.
Out in the country the pets are often semi-feral themselves and the dogs are often large to very large hunting hounds, sheep dogs etc that not only can do a decent job of self defense but may even regard the coyotes as potential chew toys.

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Jan 12, 2022 23:43:36   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
robertjerl wrote:
Many pets in the urban areas are small and thus vulnerable, likewise small children.
Out in the country the pets are often semi-feral themselves and the dogs are often large to very large hunting hounds, sheep dogs etc that not only can do a decent job of self defense but may even regard the coyotes as potential chew toys.


Actually, there are also small children in the country, and there are also many small pets out here in the country. Not everyone has a huge dog. Mine is a 60-pounder, and she wouldn’t have a chance against a hungry coyote.

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Jan 12, 2022 23:56:12   #
Laramie Loc: Tempe
 
A friend who lived in a small community outside of the Village of Oak Creek (outside Sedona) had a Pomeranian he left tied up on his deck. A bit later a neighbor asked if he didn't have a Pom? Sure I do, he says, did you see him? He had, in the Jaws of a coyote.

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Jan 13, 2022 03:16:05   #
robertjerl Loc: Corona, California
 
jaymatt wrote:
Actually, there are also small children in the country, and there are also many small pets out here in the country. Not everyone has a huge dog. Mine is a 60-pounder, and she wouldn’t have a chance against a hungry coyote.


A huge coyote reaches 50lb, average adults are 30+. A 60 lb dog that couldn't fight one off would be a very gentle dog.

Our neighbors had a pack of hunting hounds, about 6-8, pity the coyote that got them pissed off.

Or one of these Sheep dogs bred to protect livestock from wolves. The average coyote would be a chew toy one of these.

Picture from the internet.


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Jan 13, 2022 06:12:04   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Several local people have seen coyotes around here, and they have no fear of humans. They will often walk toward people. Below is a sign that is both serious and humorous.



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Jan 13, 2022 07:34:27   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
robertjerl wrote:
A huge coyote reaches 50lb, average adults are 30+. A 60 lb dog that couldn't fight one off would be a very gentle dog.

Our neighbors had a pack of hunting hounds, about 6-8, pity the coyote that got them pissed off.

Or one of these Sheep dogs bred to protect livestock from wolves. The average coyote would be a chew toy one of these.

Picture from the internet.


Whatever you think.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:01:40   #
happy sailor Loc: Ontario, Canada
 
robertjerl wrote:
A huge coyote reaches 50lb, average adults are 30+. A 60 lb dog that couldn't fight one off would be a very gentle dog.

Our neighbors had a pack of hunting hounds, about 6-8, pity the coyote that got them pissed off.

Or one of these Sheep dogs bred to protect livestock from wolves. The average coyote would be a chew toy one of these.

Picture from the internet.


The problem for our domesticated dogs is that there is usually not one coyote but 3, people are so used to spotting one and think it is "the lone wolf" when what you need to be doing is start looking around for its friends.

My trail cam often shows one but if I place the cam in a better spot lo and behold there is another 1 or 2 getting their picture taken. I have seen one walking down our road and then the two outliers on either side of the road farther out. It is all part of hunting for them, one will scare up the game to start running and the other two will be positioned to nail it. "Wiley Coyote" for sure.

Don't underestimate them, they are wild and mean. Neighbours lost their dog last winter, hopefully they don't lose the new one this year.

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Jan 13, 2022 08:04:41   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Several local people have seen coyotes around here, and they have no fear of humans. They will often walk toward people. Below is a sign that is both serious and humorous.


Look out for Wile E. wanted for harassing wildlife aka RoadRunner,

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