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Old 07-15-2011, 12:30 PM
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Coyote attack this morning

I was out picking blueberries in a section of woods that we have recently cleared out and I had the dogs with me. They stay in the area and were doing the usual this morning. After a while they get into some pretty heavy brush and all of a sudden I hear them go to raising all kinda heck and here they come running out of the underbrush with the yellow lab hauling arse, followed by the black lab hauling arse followed by a coyote about the size of the yellow lab. I hollared out while reaching for the pistol that I keep with me and the coyote turned and saw me. Took a couple shots at it knowing it would be hard to hit him because of the distance and the fact that he was hauling butt back into the underbrush. Yesterday I saw three young deer come out of the brush in the area where he was located so I suspect he's sniffing them out.

I was not fast enough to get the camera out.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:34 PM
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Get an old hen from someone and leg tie her in a clearing near the underbrush. Stake yourself out and wait. Afterwards, get out the camera.

let the flames begin.....
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:54 PM
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I have seen sports shows where they use calls for coyotes and they often come running so fast from all directions that they run over you from the backside...
It is the sound of a sqealing rabbit that gets their attention...
You can do it with your finger ......
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:56 PM
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:34 PM
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The joys of living in the sticks. Although they're fairly common here in suburbia now.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:13 PM
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What still bothers me is the true coyote weighs no more than 28 pounds. what we have locally are much greater in weight and have a wicked set of teeth.

We have had a few attacks in Nova Scotia on humans in the last couple of years. At least one was a fatality. They apparently do not always turn and run from humans.

Your dogs felt less than comforatable as well it seems. I thought they tried to lure dogs back into the bush before killing them?
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:31 PM
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I was out picking blueberries in a section of woods that we have recently cleared out and I had the dogs with me. They stay in the area and were doing the usual this morning. After a while they get into some pretty heavy brush and all of a sudden I hear them go to raising all kinda heck and here they come running out of the underbrush with the yellow lab hauling arse, followed by the black lab hauling arse followed by a coyote about the size of the yellow lab. I hollared out while reaching for the pistol that I keep with me and the coyote turned and saw me. Took a couple shots at it knowing it would be hard to hit him because of the distance and the fact that he was hauling butt back into the underbrush. Yesterday I saw three young deer come out of the brush in the area where he was located so I suspect he's sniffing them out.

I was not fast enough to get the camera out.
Were you able to get any Blueberries? I love Blueberries.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:10 PM
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Oh yea. Picked about 2x what is shown in the frig this morning.

I like to add a cup to the frozen Strawberry Daiquari mix in the blender.
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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We have them around my house; when they attack the do so in packs, I can hear them almost every night. Often you see postings of cats and small dogs missing around the neighborhood...did I mention that I live in the middle of Los Angeles, five minutes from Down Town...
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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I live in the middle of Los Angeles, five minutes from Down Town
I guess they have adapted to that enviroment quite well.

We went back out there later with the pit bull and they picked up the scent but did not get it back out.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:19 PM
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What still bothers me is the true coyote weighs no more than 28 pounds. what we have locally are much greater in weight and have a wicked set of teeth.

We have had a few attacks in Nova Scotia on humans in the last couple of years. At least one was a fatality. They apparently do not always turn and run from humans.

Your dogs felt less than comforatable as well it seems. I thought they tried to lure dogs back into the bush before killing them?
I have read about a coyote/wolf mix occuring in the Northeast.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coywolf
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In Texas we are smart enough to dig up berry plants and put them into neat rows... where snakes and other varmints can be seen and killed easily....
A few years ago I gave away ( they had to pick their own ) 300 gallons of Brazos Berries...

http://www.texasgardener.com/pastissues/sepoct08/Blackberries.html

We even allow them to be deported to Georgia...
http://www.tytyga.com/product/Brazos+Blackberry+Plants


http://www.plantanswers.com/garden_column/feb04/4.htm
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:40 PM
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In Texas we are smart enough to dig up berry plants and put them into neat rows... where snakes and other varmints can be seen and killed easily....
LOL

The original blueberry patch was planted during the 1940's and had grown up so bad that I cut everything back this past winter (I thought I'd never get rid of all that firewood, I finally stacked it up at the hunters camp). Over the years the birds and animals have scattered the seeds all over the grounds so now there are blueberries everywhere. The area I cut back did not produce this year.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:37 PM
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There are coyotes all over the hills where I live.

You can hear them packing and howling all night.

They've been assassinating dogs in the middle of the night all up and down my street.
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