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2012-10-28 09:10:24 PM  
That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.

/I'd buy that house and fix it up if it weren't mired in litigation.
 
2012-10-28 09:16:57 PM  
Can't you just swoop in and bypass the litigation as an uninvolved third party? Y'know, for the children? Get some signs, say how you'd like to buy the house and clean it up for sale but the city is stopping you and everyone should write a letter to the mayor to let you buy it.
 
2012-10-28 09:40:50 PM  

doglover: Can't you just swoop in and bypass the litigation as an uninvolved third party? Y'know, for the children? Get some signs, say how you'd like to buy the house and clean it up for sale but the city is stopping you and everyone should write a letter to the mayor to let you buy it.


I don't want to pay too much for it, it is in disrepair, and oddly I drove down that street today - I usually don't go that way.
 
2012-10-28 10:38:37 PM  

feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.


They'll kill and eat pets, but not kids.

I wonder if it's occurred to this hand-wringing woman that the coyotes wouldn't be around if they couldn't find food -- like unguarded trash bins
 
2012-10-28 11:46:33 PM  
Well, there goes your insurance rates.

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2012-10-28 11:56:47 PM  

RedPhoenix122: Well, there goes your insurance rates.

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You know, it starts with innocent piles of bird seed, but the next thing you know, your yard is full of anvil-shaped holes and property values are in the toilet.
 
2012-10-29 12:02:31 AM  

Mentat: RedPhoenix122: Well, there goes your insurance rates.

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You know, it starts with innocent piles of bird seed, but the next thing you know, your yard is full of anvil-shaped holes and property values are in the toilet.


The tough part is removing the black paint after they try to make a tunnel, then run into it.
 
2012-10-29 02:12:56 AM  
I thought this would be about shifty-eyed Aldines, going door to door forcing people to speak Middle-Ages Italian.
 
2012-10-29 02:35:33 AM  
Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?
 
2012-10-29 05:09:57 AM  
nice bandaid....
 
2012-10-29 06:16:46 AM  
Mansion sounds like a cool place. I dig coyotes and lizards. Infinitely preferable to indigent illegal aliens - or squalling, slobbering, stupid brats.
 
2012-10-29 06:22:01 AM  
I live about 30 minutes north of there, and right near a salt marsh. We see coyotes all the time and as much as I wish they'd eat some of the kids around here, they have yet to comply.
 
2012-10-29 06:22:02 AM  

feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.


They also eat cats, small dogs and even some medium sized dogs.
 
2012-10-29 06:25:26 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


That would eat small kids.

We just got coyotes on my island in the last 10 years - crossed the ice pack in winter. They tent to be a little more aggressive than what people are getting in cities.

Give it time. When they start cross-breeding with larger stray dogs, you'll see things go more towards kid-eating.
 
2012-10-29 06:33:49 AM  
Soon they'll start smuggling in Aliens.
 
2012-10-29 06:34:47 AM  
 
2012-10-29 06:41:08 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


Consider one of these. a friend who works with the federal wolf relocation program uses one to help him in the field. His job is to trap and move wayward wolves and the Blue Lacy is a damn dependable dog. If I ever get a chance to buy a dog instead of taking in an adult stray, it'll be a Lacy.
 
2012-10-29 06:53:27 AM  
Am I the only one who cracked up and facepalmed when they played the over the top, bad 80s horror flick scary music. I couldn't tell in they were being in the spirit of Halloween or turning the fear mongering up to full derp
 
2012-10-29 07:09:38 AM  
Headline would have been funnier if the article had monkeys in it... hanging out on a porch...

hahahaha!
 
2012-10-29 07:10:28 AM  
Comic sans?
 
2012-10-29 07:18:29 AM  

LtDarkstar: Headline would have been funnier if the article had monkeys in it... hanging out on a porch...

hahahaha!

  

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2012-10-29 07:19:49 AM  

styckx: Am I the only one who cracked up and facepalmed when they played the over the top, bad 80s horror flick scary music. I couldn't tell in they were being in the spirit of Halloween or turning the fear mongering up to full derp


I saw this report on Sunday and just knew it would never have gotten on air if it weren't the last week of October.

Wonder if it's too late to find a Dingo costume for Wednesday?
 
2012-10-29 07:34:46 AM  
It must have been all the Acme deliveries that tipped off the neighbours.
 
2012-10-29 07:42:24 AM  
I love that she's worried about the five foot lizard "because they carry salmonella." Really? So, no plans to invite it over for Thanksgiving dinner then?
 
2012-10-29 07:47:27 AM  
Did anyone wonder why the paranoid mom had a bandaid on her forehead?

Maybe it hid her third eye?
 
2012-10-29 07:53:07 AM  
I saw this happen once during my days wandering the Mojave Wasteland.

Give me some bullets for my Varmint Rifle and 300 caps and I can get rid of your problem.

/High barter skill
//Idolized by the NCR
/// 100 ranks in Slashies
 
2012-10-29 07:57:38 AM  
I for sure thought article was going to be about white people.
 
2012-10-29 08:01:39 AM  
I really cant stand these 'I have small children and they are in danger' biatches. And Coyotes? I grew up in Colorado on the Eastern plain and I never heard of anyone getting hurt or killed by one. And she is worried about trick or treating cause that is exactly when a wild animal wants to attack someone when there are tons of people around making a lot of noise.
 
2012-10-29 08:02:52 AM  
Ahhh lucky people, i thought this was going to be about the blacks, i would MUCH rather have vermin and coyotes living near me. Our area is getting overrun by "THOSE TYPES" (blacks) and they have brought the ghetto with them.. its horrible
 
2012-10-29 08:18:05 AM  
i.imgur.com

"Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Wile E. Coyote. Genius. I am not selling anything, nor am I working my way through college. You are a rabbit and I am going to eat you for supper. Now, don't try to get away. I am more muscular, more cunning, faster, and larger than you are, and, I'm a genius, while you could hardly pass the entrance examinations to kindergarten. So, I'll give you the customary two minutes to say your prayers."
 
2012-10-29 08:32:07 AM  
richers!!!
 
2012-10-29 08:39:07 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


From November 7, 2011

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Have Spread Across U.S. East

Chariset: feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.

They'll kill and eat pets, but not kids.

I wonder if it's occurred to this hand-wringing woman that the coyotes wouldn't be around if they couldn't find food -- like unguarded trash bins

Northern Virginia in particular seems to be a convergence point for coyote migrations, Bozarth said-and the animals' numbers are increasing there, especially in suburban areas where food is more plentiful.


Yep! you feed it you own it... or is it the other way around?
 
2012-10-29 08:41:55 AM  
I've seen coyotes in my neighborhood. I, however, am not freaked out and screaming "OMG, wildlife, kill it!"
 
2012-10-29 08:44:12 AM  
Quizno's coyote approves:


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2012-10-29 08:55:40 AM  
Having dealt with coyotes all my life let tell you the best way to deal with them. Shoot everyone you see on sight. I used dogs, llamas and nothing stops them from killing kids in the spring on my farm.
 
2012-10-29 08:58:15 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Having dealt with coyotes all my life let tell you the best way to deal with them. Shoot everyone you see on sight. I used dogs, llamas and nothing stops them from killing kids in the spring on my farm.


I should explain that a kid is a baby goat. I raise Boers a gaint meat goat
 
2012-10-29 09:00:07 AM  

Indypendy: I love that she's worried about the five foot lizard "because they carry salmonella." Really? So, no plans to invite it over for Thanksgiving dinner then?


She could lick it or eat the droppings and --BAM! Salmonella, my friend!

Remember, it's Florida. All possible options are on the table.
 
2012-10-29 09:06:25 AM  

Chariset: They'll kill and eat pets, but not kids.


They used to say that about dingoes, too... even threw a mother in jail for three years because dingoes were "too timid" to eat her three-year-old toddler, so she must have killed her and blamed the dingoes.

/but we're totally right about coyotes this time
//and even if we're wrong, we'll still be right if we ignore all the people who say we're wrong
 
2012-10-29 09:06:34 AM  
I live in NE Illinois. About 3 weeks ago I had the wife's car parked in the street so I could do some things in the driveway. Later around dusk I walked out to pull her car in and just as I came around the front of the car, a coyote was sitting next to the driver's door. All time stopped in that moment for the both of us. I'm very familiar with them and maintain the "live and let live" policy with them. I will say this though, my asshole slammed shut so hard that instant it would have cut a farking 16 penny nail in half. A split second later, when his feet finally gained some traction, he was 4 yards a way in a few moments. I still think they are cool.
 
2012-10-29 09:19:26 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Mentat: RedPhoenix122: Well, there goes your insurance rates.

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You know, it starts with innocent piles of bird seed, but the next thing you know, your yard is full of anvil-shaped holes and property values are in the toilet.

The tough part is removing the black paint after they try to make a tunnel, then run into it.


true, this is just two steps (off a cliff) from a tragedy.
 
2012-10-29 09:21:33 AM  
We saw a coyote about 5 minutes Southwest of there about two days ago. Further south, we used to see them all the time. They've been in the county since 1970.
Here's what the county has to say about it:
Link

Here's what the alarmist news media had to say about the future of these Coyotes.. from 2009 : Link
 
2012-10-29 09:48:37 AM  
We didn't stick around...

Heh.
 
2012-10-29 09:59:09 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Having dealt with coyotes all my life let tell you the best way to deal with them. Shoot everyone you see on sight. . .


Seconded
 
2012-10-29 09:59:38 AM  

feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.

/I'd buy that house and fix it up if it weren't mired in litigation.


If they'll eat Canadian folk singers, they'll eat that mom's kids....

Link
 
2012-10-29 10:20:19 AM  

pnome: feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.

/I'd buy that house and fix it up if it weren't mired in litigation.

If they'll eat Canadian folk singers, they'll eat that mom's kids....

Link


"But those were coyote-wolf hybrids!" (Except they weren't.)

"But they were rabid!" (Except they weren't.)

"But she had no wilderness experience, and must have panicked and done something to trigger an attack!" (Except she was an experienced hiker who had encountered coyotes before.)

/any excuses I missed?
 
2012-10-29 10:30:02 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


Yeah, but apparently feeding the neighbor's kids to it is frowned on. Who knew?
 
2012-10-29 10:37:52 AM  

Tatterdemalian: They used to say that about dingoes, too... even threw a mother in jail for three years because dingoes were "too timid" to eat her three-year-old toddler, so she must have killed her and blamed the dingoes.


Offer void in Australia.
 
2012-10-29 10:48:34 AM  
Y'all are completely right. Coyotes will eat small people if they're hungry. We aren't their preferred food, but there's no reason it can't happen. As for the Canadian folk singer, I'd eat her out too, given the chance. Seriously though, it sounds like the park folks there are doing their best to keep the coyotes wild and this was just a random accident. That's the main problem with large predators, not that they CAN eat people, but when they start to get comfortable around people. That's when it becomes common, instead of a one-off type event.

So these coyotes living in the suburbs (city? town?) might actually be a problem, because they've no doubt started to eat out of trashcans and dog bowls. Catch 'em, give 'em to a zoo or wildlife center. Unfortunately, it isn't crazy to think that these ones might actually hurt someone stupid enough to approach them (a kid, say) for now, and later might start to approach people on their own. 

But, in general, coyotes aren't so dangerous as y'all apparently want them to be. I've gone to sleep listening to them howl and woken up with tracks at the edge of my campsite. (That was weird, since I wasn't in a tent.) The reason I'm not worried is that they aren't particularly large animals, so they aren't looking to eat something my size when there's rabbits, lizards, and all sorts of smaller critters for them to eat.
 
2012-10-29 10:50:03 AM  
For all the camping and hiking I've done in the southwest, I've had little to no trouble with coyotes. Snakes and bobcats, on the other hand, can be a bit territorial. Especially cottonmouths.

/sneaking up on a sleeping bobcat can be exciting when the bobcat wakes up
 
2012-10-29 10:52:32 AM  
If she's living in Clearwater then she has worse problems than coyotes.

/like $cientologists
 
2012-10-29 10:53:36 AM  
Florida has laws that are reasonable enough in terms of citizens being able to get permits to carry a gun.

Granted, I don't think a permit should be needed. I favor Vermont carry or Alaska carry where if you're carrying and you get yourself in trouble, there's time enough then for the law to prove that you're one of those prohibited people (like a convicted felon) who isn't allowed to have a gun.

The mother who's concerned about her kids Trick or Treating needs to get one of her armed neighbors to go around with her and the kids on the Trick or Treat run this year. Or she could go as a baseball player and carry a bat--a coyote is no match for a reasonably fit, violent human with a bat. Any mother protecting her children will figure out how to use a baseball bat against a coyote. 2 million years of evolution does have a way of overriding a certain amount of daily idiocy in such circumstances--thank goodness.

After that, she needs to learn how to shoot and get a pistol and a permit. If a coyote goes rabid, then yes, she might need to shoot it.

Otherwise, it's a good idea to leave them there. The city was doing nothing about the rats, and the rats are the bigger health risk. The coyotes are doing something about the rats. Her alternate choice is to biatch until the city exterminates the coyotes and then release hunting-trained feral cats--spayed and neutered ones. Then keep releasing new hunting-trained feral cats as the existing ones are lost. Take the existing ones for vet care as needed. The cats will do good rat control.

The problem is her neighborhood hasn't gotten together in "Neighborhood Watch" style and taken a proactive approach to their serious public health problem. Morons. It's not the coyotes. It's the rats.
 
2012-10-29 10:57:08 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: But, in general, coyotes aren't so dangerous as y'all apparently want them to be. I've gone to sleep listening to them howl and woken up with tracks at the edge of my campsite. (That was weird, since I wasn't in a tent.)


I've had that happen with javelina tracks when I wasn't in a tent, and with cougar tracks when I was, but never with coyotes.

I May Be Crazy But...: Y'all are completely right. Coyotes will eat small people if they're hungry. We aren't their preferred food, but there's no reason it can't happen.


Animals are made of meat. People are animals. Who knew people would be made of meat?
 
2012-10-29 11:11:45 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


That dog would totally destroy your house. I've seen dogs with possible coyote or wolf parents; you don't want any of that.
 
2012-10-29 11:31:43 AM  

cman: Anyone else think it would be awesome to own a Coyote-Wolf-Dog hybrid?


I have a friend who had a dog that was 1/4 wolf and 3/4 yellow lab. Smart but super high strung and twitchy. If he was crashing on my couch and someone walked through the room, she'd snarl and bare her teeth.
 
2012-10-29 11:37:58 AM  
I wish we had coyotes in our neighborhood. Have you priced a new anvil lately?
 
2012-10-29 11:49:02 AM  
I had a friend with a dog that had either 25% or 50% wolf ancestry. Can't remember which. She didn't housebreak well, was awfully shy, prone to roll in smelly things. Looked enough wolfish that you could tell she was a hybrid.

I was around her family enough, and her owner was paternal enough towards me, that she treated me as a sort of auxiliary pack member. When I brought a small kitten over she was extremely interested in the kitten and acted like she wanted to take care of it.

So the lupine/canine mix was kind of a matter of what kind of software and how much came pre-loaded on the wetware, and how hard-wired it was.

Had coyotes in my old neighborhood. At least one. The neighbors spoke of "the coyote." I don't think it really occurred to them that "the coyote" might be plural. Anyway, we drove down the street one night and he was in the middle of the street, jogging in front of the car. Made us wonder how many of our neighbors, if they saw him, would mistake him for a stray large-breed dog.

I remember bringing a European tourist home from a pub once, long ago in my misspent youth. The morning after he saw my roommate's two large-breed dogs on the back deck. They were a German Shepherd/Black Lab cross and a German Shepherd/Collie cross. He just about jumped out of his skin. Are those wolves!!!

Other people aren't always as able to tell the difference between dogs and wildlife as we'd think. Seems like a no-brainer, until you run into someone who really does mistake one for the other.

/didn't make a habit of it, but [grin]
 
2012-10-29 11:52:33 AM  

feckingmorons: That is near my house. I've seen those little fellas, they don't eat small children they eat rats.

Leave them alone paranoid mom.

/I'd buy that house and fix it up if it weren't mired in litigation.


Curious. That looks like an awesome piece of property. You know the back-story of the litigation? Quick search shows no sales records for the place... ever. Odd.
 
2012-10-29 11:55:17 AM  
Our neighbor has a wolf-dog hybrid. He named her 'Mystery'.
 
2012-10-29 12:08:55 PM  
Got a lot of coyotes out here. But they know their place. Because they know how far the .308 Weatherby can reach. Closer in, the modified M4 .223 is something they remember the boundaries of as well.

They really are very cool customers. Watching them with their young is a treat. Smart? Crazy smart species. But when they begin to move in on my territory, well ....
 
2012-10-29 12:13:02 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Got a lot of coyotes out here. But they know their place. Because they know how far the .308 Weatherby can reach. Closer in, the modified M4 .223 is something they remember the boundaries of as well.

They really are very cool customers. Watching them with their young is a treat. Smart? Crazy smart species. But when they begin to move in on my territory, well ....


I pefer the 22-250 for my coyote and bobcat killing needs. Clean kills minimal pelt damage
 
2012-10-29 12:42:48 PM  

offmymeds: Our neighbor has a wolf-dog hybrid. He named her 'Mystery'.


We had one several years back. "Nikki". Lived 17 years and was probably one of the best dogs I've ever owned. A class act all the way to the day she passed away.
 
2012-10-29 12:46:26 PM  

bim1154: offmymeds: Our neighbor has a wolf-dog hybrid. He named her 'Mystery'.

We had one several years back. "Nikki". Lived 17 years and was probably one of the best dogs I've ever owned. A class act all the way to the day she passed away.


Sorry for your loss. 'Mystery's' favorite pastime seems to be chasing a big rubber ball around her yard.
 
2012-10-29 01:34:56 PM  
Sounds like a case for condemnation and urban renewal. Eminent domain doesn't always suck.
 
2012-10-29 01:43:22 PM  
Coyotes are usually pretty timid of humans. It's WOLVES you've gotta watch out for.

If the neighbors are really that nervous, just send in a couple of bears. That'll fix their coyote "problem".
 
2012-10-29 02:06:52 PM  
Hey, now, that's uncalled for! Coyote-Americans have been a part of this country since before its founding, and their rich cultural traditions played a part in making this nation what it is!

/Also, do you have any idea how overrun with roadrunners we'd be if it weren't for them?
 
2012-10-29 10:50:18 PM  
They'll probably kill the coyotes and end up with an overpopulation of rats. Rats carry rabies, hantavirus and plague and can transmit diseases to their pets. I'd rather have the coyotes than the rats. Of course, I live in CO and don't have a problem with coyotes in the first place.
 
2012-10-30 12:52:57 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Clemkadidlefark: Got a lot of coyotes out here. But they know their place. Because they know how far the .308 Weatherby can reach. Closer in, the modified M4 .223 is something they remember the boundaries of as well.

They really are very cool customers. Watching them with their young is a treat. Smart? Crazy smart species. But when they begin to move in on my territory, well ....

I pefer the 22-250 for my coyote and bobcat killing needs. Clean kills minimal pelt damage


Very nice varmint round indeed
 
2012-10-30 10:59:07 AM  
That .22-250 certainly does make a nice coyote round. My father has been playing with that round for a while and we're at about 4300fps right now.

Sure is a lot faster than the .45-70 I use for deer hunting.
 
2012-10-30 03:27:30 PM  

Uncle_Slacker: That .22-250 certainly does make a nice coyote round. My father has been playing with that round for a while and we're at about 4300fps right now.

Sure is a lot faster than the .45-70 I use for deer hunting.


Pa-in-law got me hooked on .220 Swift. It's great for everything from varmints to deer.
 
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