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(SFGate)   Ugly-ass coyote pups born in Golden Gate Park, increasing population to 13. Local homeless demand protection, barbecue sauce   ( divider line
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2012-06-02 03:08:04 PM  
Happy Father's Day in advance,Wile E.!
2012-06-02 04:03:47 PM  
So many homeless in san Fran.

Can we like create a hunting season for the homeless?
2012-06-02 04:04:14 PM  
And this greened why, exactly?
2012-06-02 04:07:17 PM  
Only good coyote is a dead coyote
2012-06-02 04:07:49 PM  
Follow up article: several bay area children have gone missing in and around golden gate park; authorities launch massive search effort.

Following follow up article: the bodies of several missing children have been discovered in golden gate park; authorities launch massive manhunt to find the responsible party.

Following the following follow up article: it has been discovered that the increased population of coyotes has been snacking on stray pets and small CHILDREN!
2012-06-02 04:07:59 PM  

Degenz: And this greened why, exactly?

To farking spite you
They greened it just to spite you
2012-06-02 04:14:24 PM  
Camilla Fox, the executive director of Project Coyote

That seems entirely appropriate.
2012-06-02 04:15:34 PM  
Project Coyote, a Larkspur nonprofit that consults with cities, ranchers and other groups on ways to live with coyotes without resorting to bullets, traps and poison.

If you're ranching to raise something big like cows or something well-contained like chickens then shrug, put up an extra fence around the coop, and buy an extra rottweiler (they're great pets too).

If you're ranching to raise sheep, small goats, free-roaming chickens, ducks, dogs, etc, or if you're breeding something that starts small like pigs, then the only real workable solution for coyotes is to shoot a few and hang them around your property. Coyotes are actually fairly smart so this works surprisingly well as a method of "marking your territory". You actually don't need to exterminate every single critter in the area to keep them out of your shiat.

If you live in a city, you don't have to care so long as they stay solo. If they revert to pack behavior then you'll have to exterminate them, but its rare that the local population actually reaches critical mass for that.

There aren't really any more gentle solutions than that, so I'm not sure what this organization's purpose is. I mean, I guess if they were offering to maintain nonlethal traps and relocate the things upwards of 100 miles away I'd let them do that, but that seems like a lot of effort for a creature that's slightly less rare than the grey squirrel.
2012-06-02 04:21:40 PM  
Search results for coyote recipes are pretty lolzy

Mother in Law Coyote (MILC deluxe):
1. Put a big nasty chunk of coyote in a disposable turkey roasting pan (you won't want it back), douse with LOTS of pepper, garlic, and any other spice that can cover up that smell for awhile. Drive to mother-in-law's house for a visit.
2. Pre-heat mother-in-law's oven to 350.
3. Put roasting pan in oven, set oven timer for 1 hour, tell her you have an errand to take care of; drive to nearest steak house and turn off cell phone.
4. Order and enjoy the best tasting steak you'll ever eat!
5. Stop by auto-parts store, get that new battery/coil/spark plug wire set/whatever you've needed for the past week, install in vehicle. Next day have the old mangled part handy for when you're accused of leaving such a delightful aromatic meal behind. "But my truck broke down...I had to put in a new (insert part name here), and forgot all about the dinner...what do you mean it stank the place up? You must've overcooked it!"
(Alternative cooking method: use oven of another obstinate relative of choice, preferably one who you want to be barred from visiting again.)
2012-06-02 04:21:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: common sense

Hey now, this is San Francisco. We won't be having any of your logic in our discussions on how to remain the bastion of liberal utopianism!

/SF resident
2012-06-02 04:22:54 PM  
"Project Coyote, a Larkspur nonprofit that consults with cities, ranchers and other groups on ways to live with coyotes without resorting to bullets, traps and poison."

I had no idea such a thing existed. I'm a tree-hugging, critter lovin' hippy kind of person, but fark coyotes. I would actually rejoice if they went extinct.
2012-06-02 04:25:47 PM  
Coyotes are all over the U.S. even way out here in Providence, RI. We've got a pretty fair collection of wildlife in the city:

Red Tailed Hawks
Eastern Falcons
Wild Rabbit though fewer because of the above
Aquatics including ducks, geese and others.

You really don't think about so much wildlife in a city but it exists.
2012-06-02 04:27:46 PM  
Only good coyote is a dead coyote

you die, you die and you go to hell!
2012-06-02 04:30:43 PM  
Shares of Acme Products shoot up 50% on the news!
2012-06-02 04:31:02 PM  
I'm all for coexisting, but the idea that only a "few feral cats" will go missing is hilarious. Please, come down to LA sometime, where as soon as you're even somewhat nearing the foothills (which is basically all around the metropolis), you have a helluva chance of encountering a coyote on the street at night with a cat in its mouth. And the farker will stop and stare your car down, instead of running off. Because they don't give a shiat about you or your car.
2012-06-02 04:45:37 PM  
Sounds like a great program to keep the homeless populations in check.
2012-06-02 04:56:41 PM 00d8341c3a0753ef0168e.jpg

2012-06-02 05:07:59 PM  
This will improve the environment, as feral cats kill hundreds of thousands of song birds a year.
2012-06-02 05:09:05 PM  
Thanks for the article, subby. I won't be walking through that park anymore after dark.
2012-06-02 05:12:16 PM  
Now, picture one of those cuddly pups all grown up, skinned and perched on top of some moron's head.
2012-06-02 05:16:14 PM  
SF is such a dump. I love how all the bleeding hearts I go on flickr meetups with there are the first ones to cross the street when they see a black man coming the other direction after dark.

but who cares what they think, they all are too busy giving hand jobs to their hero thomas hawk
2012-06-02 05:23:54 PM  

natazha: This will improve the environment, as feral cats kill hundreds of thousands of song birds a year.

But, but, this is a National Park! The highest priority is supposed to be feeding and protecting feral animal populations, not the wildlife!
2012-06-02 05:26:34 PM  

TravisBickle62: Only good coyote is a dead coyote


SF idiots who have outdoor cats will be thinking again if those coyotes find out you're raising live food for them.

/lost a cat to coyotes
//so did two other neighbors
//will stab the shiat out of any coyote that comes within arms reach
2012-06-02 05:55:22 PM  
who's Thomas Hawk?
2012-06-02 06:03:43 PM  
coyote teasing fat dog

comments are teh funney
2012-06-02 06:13:22 PM  
"...Golden Gate Bridge officials looked at a videotape that showed a coyote trotting across the bridge in the middle of the night."

I doubt any super genius coyote would go through the Waldo grade tunnel approach to the bridge after all the fake tunnel experiences.
2012-06-02 06:20:49 PM  
Just let 'em eat the homeless. Problem solved.
2012-06-02 06:26:26 PM  

kd1s: Wolves

there is no way there are wild wolves living in providence RI.....
2012-06-02 07:50:28 PM  

boyvoyeur: 00d8341c3a0753ef0168e.jpg


2012-06-02 08:03:58 PM  
2012-06-02 08:43:07 PM  
I live in glen park-heard a few stories of coyotes attacking little dogs that were out for a walk with their owner (and leashed)-trying to keep my cat indoors at night
2012-06-02 09:01:16 PM  
Here in The ozarks they are everywhere, nice hearing them yipe at night. Our pack of German shepherds love chasing them down for fun.
/redneck entertainment
2012-06-02 09:02:39 PM  

tlchwi02: kd1s: Wolves

there is no way there are wild wolves living in providence RI.....

Not yet.

There are fairly reliable reports of mountain lions in I believe Wisconsin, although the official report is that it is "impossible" for the big cats to have moved so far east.

But if there are deer and moose, there will be mountain lions and wolves, give it enough time.
2012-06-03 10:25:25 AM
Once I teach the young ones about dynamite and how to paint black holes onto walls, the park will be there's and then the world!
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