And a little while later, this...http://youtu.be/pIYwN12sxws
Just heard this on Sullivan's Island! http://youtu.be/t4h5TVxPQnU
Yes only deer but it's been awhile as you can see by the date on this video. http://youtu.be/-wJFEgDAkeI
I actually had a fence put up in September because of this. It's not a solution, though, because coyotes can scale 6 foot fences or dig underneath but it's a deterrent at least and it keeps Zooey in the yard. Thanks! And yes I think she did know all along.
I don't have a goal. I really just wanted to know what was out there in the woods so I set up the camera to find out. I've got clips of deer, raccoons, possums, rabbits, hawks, rabbits, rats etc. The coyote is the most mysterious and I am fascinated with them. I'm not fearful for me but when it comes to my dog, Zooey, I'm very cautious. Coyotes are very territorial and a pet dog could be seen as a threat. A 70 lb. golden retriever, or most any domesticated dog is no match for a pack of coyotes. And by virtue of them being "urban" coyotes, some will start losing their natural fear of humans. They get fed unintentionally via trash cans, bird feeders, pet food left outside etc, and then you have a problem.This is happening all over the country. Google "news for coyote" and every day you'll read about pets being killed etc. The coyotes who remain fearful of us are no problem. However, the ones who have lost that fear need to be taken out if possible. There is no way to trap and/or kill all of them.Normally, in their small family unit, the alpha male and alpha female only reproduce. Messing up that dynamic will make all the others start breeding as well as stray coyotes moving in to take over the territory. It's really true that trying to take them out makes their numbers grow. Basically, coyotes populate an area in numbers based on the environment's food supply. A sterilized coyote means no offspring which means more food which brings in new coyotes. Won't work. I don't think anyone knows how to eradicate them completely. They are very adept at survival. I'm not sure we have any choice but to coexist. Having said that, if a bold, non-fearful one were to threaten my family, my dog , or myself, I'd make sure it was taken out.
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