dog owners-- and COYOTES - & other info on coyotes/warnings


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Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2018 - 09:52pm PT
hey there say... i did not know this...
though my dog is never out in the wilderness, nor open park areas,
but, i know many of you do have dogs, as such...

any stories, to share, or not?

otherwise, just some wisdom to share...

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Feb 13, 2018 - 10:59pm PT
Big issue out here, the coyotes have adapted very well, they come into very urbanized areas by traveling in the canyons. One came through a dog door and killed a pet. Another one attacked a dog on a leash. Sorry for the pets but you have to respect the coyotes territory.

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Feb 14, 2018 - 08:06am PT
Ears Up, Don't Shoot!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Feb 14, 2018 - 08:25am PT
my dogs just chased a coyote out of our yard (which is also their yard cause it's just FS land). They do it at least once every day and the neighbors appreciate it (when it's not after midnight or before 7am).
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Feb 14, 2018 - 08:40am PT
I live just above the edge of the Cosumnes River floodplain. That floodplain is a coyote highway. Every night, this time of year, I can hear their loose affiliation packs yipping loudly. Sometimes they are quite close by.

There are three dogs and two cats here, all outdoor animals. The dogs and one cat typically sleep in the garage, or laundry room when its really cold. But the big gray cat looks after himself and rarely deigns to stay inside at night.

They're all coyote-adapted and coyote cool. But some city dog wouldn't last a week out here. And as has been discussed here frequently, coyotes are well adapted to humans and can thrive in even dense urban areas. Little Buffy should never be left to fend for himself.

Russ Walling

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from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Feb 14, 2018 - 09:19am PT
Coyotes nabbing small dogs and cats around here all the time...

Pretty constant visitors to the homestead, but as of yet, not aggressive toward our dog. They are about the same size so that might help.
A chubby meatloaf of a dog lives down the way and will engage with them on a regular basis... I think the coyotes know she is a fearsome warrior trapped in a 12 pound package and don't mess with her, except to play. Odd sight

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Feb 14, 2018 - 09:19am PT
One time I was walking my dog at night in SF on Bernal Hill:

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Middle of a city surrounded on three sides by water. My dog was cruising around and out of the corner of my eye, in the darkness, I see something charge at her. Now I'm sure that coyote thought it was going to snatch some city slicker pet and make a quick meal out of it. But my dog was a straight up New Mexico pound mutt, raised running loose in Northern NM. She got her paws up and whooped that coyote's ass.

Social climber
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:04am PT
Yotes are so prevalent here that they've nabbed small dogs right off the leash. Hazing has no effect. No more rangy hungry look, they look more like large German Sheperds who've never missed a meal.

Trad climber
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:11am PT
Yeah, here in the LA suburbs the coyotes are living in the bushes in the burbs, not just traveling into them at night. My cats are so jumpy from constantly being hunted but I have given them multiple ways to escape if they need to.

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:17am PT
My step daughter lives in Vista with a canyon behind her place. It's a great place to introduce the toddlers to the outdoors, but when we take them down there we keep them close because of the coyotes.

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Feb 14, 2018 - 12:34pm PT
Check out the JT - Poodle thread for some good stories:

Coyote Attacks
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Feb 14, 2018 - 05:52pm PT
Dogs are far more dangerous. Certainly in the aggregate this is true, and I imagine at least, as individuals.

In other words, I suppose if you meet a random dog, it is vastly more likely to attack you than would a random coyote. In either case there's basically nothing to worry about, although getting threatened by dogs is a common experience.

Coyote fans know the eastern variant is at least 20 percent heavier than western animals and is genetically speaking 35 percent wolf. The voice seems much deeper also. It's

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2018 - 06:06pm PT
El Diablo and i tagged and egged my van one night...Can't remember if William was there...? Diablo sprayed El Coyote on the side of my van...The next day driving thru town , not knowing what El Coyote meant , the illegals were waving to me...40 years later some of the vatos are still calling me Coyote...OWHOO...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:02pm PT
Maybe the Dingus ate your baby.

Ice climber
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:31pm PT
A coyote used to hang out on my porch when I was gone. The rats abandoned the free fruit from the trees.

Hunt in a pack, would hide neath a hood if they could find some.

I don't like them. Mangy killers

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:34pm PT
How did you know the coyote was on your porch if you were gone...?

Ice climber
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:40pm PT
Some vato told me.

He lived up the street and was the self appointed 'hood' monitor. He watched it sit on the porch for a reported twenty-five minutes, went about his mid-day creep and returned to see it still there an hour later.

However, haven't you heard of the ring?

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:44pm PT
Zbrown...No know about the " ring "...Que..?

Ice climber
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:47pm PT
Homeboy security system. The sheriffs told me about it, AFTER THE BREAK-IN

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 14, 2018 - 07:52pm PT
Z...I saw one of those at the In n Out drive thru...Cool man...
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