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(Komo)   Man attacked by 3 coyotes in own backyard. Survives thanks to failed ACME products   ( divider line
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2013-01-01 12:40:02 PM  
6 votes:
If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.
2013-01-01 12:38:47 PM  
4 votes:
If there's a coyote attack in your neighborhood or one showing aggression, you are urged to contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

I think I'd contact the Department of High Speed Projectiles.
2013-01-01 09:00:32 PM  
2 votes:
I killed five coyotes last fall, bunch of pets went missing in the area so we set up a tree stand overlooking a small field and dragged half a hog through the grass. Where I live you can't hunt bear or deer with a semiautomatic but coyote can be killed however you want. .270 and 7.62x54r are my preferred calibers but a bit large for coyote so we used a borrowed AR. Not my favorite gun but it worked. Cool story bro, if somebody can't see why an AR has use, they should try spending some time outside of their gated communities.

/.223 is a tiny round anyway
//registered ITG
///why would you need a semiautomatic for hunting? Wild boars are vicious animals.
2013-01-01 06:39:02 PM  
2 votes:

titwrench: CSB

Back in my youth my parents had a house in a suburb that backed up to rolling hills full of wildlife. Sometimes I would go out and get drunk and when I would get dropped off I would be too drunk to walk up the driveway (approximately 250 feet) so I would just pass out in the yard by the mailbox. My dad wo

2013-01-01 05:24:50 PM  
2 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?
2013-01-01 10:15:25 PM  
1 vote:

Mikeyworld: I'm talking about an urban environment, not camping out in the woods. Walking urban trails out here with a firearm will get the swat team after you. They're worse than coyotes. You can't discourage them, sorta like wild pigs. The guy in question was in his backyard, next to a school. Firearms are not allowed

Well yea even around the outskirts of town I would never carry anything larger than a swiss army knife, maybe my short sheath knife if I were hiking. But if I head out to the ranch or the public hunting lands, im taking something with some range. At the ranch at night, not leaving the house without a gun and a light, maybe a few dogs to even up the odds. Running into a pack of hogs sure 9 times out of 10 they will run away as soon as they smell you. But that 1 time, that 1 time ol hogzills decides hes in too bad a mood to run and hide. At that single moment a overpriced AR knock-off with a 30 round clip doesnt seem so silly. Only time a stupid bushmaster would be usefull. Well that and for giving the ATF fits on yer porch fer M'erica.
2013-01-01 09:46:22 PM  
1 vote:

Mikeyworld: There no need for weaponry. If you're out in the woods, carry a walking stick. 4ft or so long and at least an inch across. The smart ones will leave ya alone, It looks too much like a gun. The dumb ones will get close enuf to poke. Make sure ya poke it hard. Ya gotta teach 'em to fear. When that one shies away, the rest will, too.

Kent-Kangley is surrounded by deep woods and has lots of wildlife. The guy shoulda done some research before buying a home out in the meth area. There's more than coyotes to worry about, but they're in the houses, not on the trails. Put bells on the dog, they are strange enuf to scare off the coyotes.

Thanks, but I'll continue carrying a stick that has some capabilities beyond just being used as a blunt instrument. Just in case.

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2013-01-01 09:05:31 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.


The range of coyotes has expanded hugely in the past 50 years. They've adapted well to survival in urban and suburban environments due to their adaptable diet and the fact that nobody makes an effort to make them unwelcome around humans any more.

To a coyote, any animal that isn't a potential threat is potential food. Since most people stopped shooting at (or otherwise running off) coyotes and started trying to avoid scaring them off (or even deliberately feeding them) in order to "observe nature", an increase in coyote attacks is a predictable result.
2013-01-01 07:50:26 PM  
1 vote:
It's sad how urban encroachment has forced wildlife into conflict with humans. I saw a coyote get hit by a truck on my way to work one morning, while driving through northwest Las Vegas (Durango x I-95 area for those familiar with the city). It ran out from the direction of a new planned community, which was all desert a few years ago. And in my parents' neighborhood in the suburbs of Portland, they've been seeing deer and coyotes in people's yards. This is not a rural area either, but there are creeks and tracts of woods all over including behind my parents' house. When I lived there, we'd get the occasional possum or raccoon, but nothing larger. Unless they're actively attacking people or livestock and pets, I say let them be. Coyotes are small and normally very shy.
2013-01-01 07:02:15 PM  
1 vote:
Obligatory for this thread, of course... Well, a hot link anyway...

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2013-01-01 06:50:40 PM  
1 vote:
Spent the day tracking and shooting coyotes that have decided that my hog operation (pasture raised) is pretty interesting. Lambing season is also starting so I'm not interested in whether or not these coyotes were here first (there were none for miles when I first bought this place). When they start killing my profits, I kill them. Pretty simple equation. A good friend of mine was more than happy to help. Gave him the chance to use his newly acquired 200 year-old French side-by-side 12 gauge. Magnificent piece of work, that shotgun. And he's no slouch at using it either. Coincidentally, we got 3. That ought to avenge the hero of our story.
2013-01-01 06:47:24 PM  
1 vote:

strapp3r: Man attacked by 3 coyotes in own their backyard

Another farker posted a similar comment. I don't know where you guys are going with this line of thinking. Pretty much everywhere was inhabited by animals first, probably where you live too. Should we just continue to go vertical in the cities to not increase the footprint? Same with agriculture to feed a growing population? To keep the population from growing should we stop immigration and limit offspring to no more than two per couple?

For myself, I'll keep hunting managed wildlife and trying to keep the coyote population down. If a person choses to not hunt coyotes I respect their right to choose.
2013-01-01 06:39:08 PM  
1 vote:

titwrench: CSB

Back in my youth my parents had a house in a suburb that backed up to rolling hills full of wildlife. Sometimes I would go out and get drunk and when I would get dropped off I would be too drunk to walk up the driveway (approximately 250 feet) so I would just pass out in the yard by the mailbox. My dad wo

My dad would come get me sometimes and twice there were coyotes curled up next to me sleeping.

/stupid fat fingers.
2013-01-01 06:29:24 PM  
1 vote:
They were after the dog. He just got in the way.
2013-01-01 06:28:01 PM  
1 vote:
Man attacked by 3 coyotes in own their backyard
2013-01-01 06:19:56 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.

Untrue. Often it was wolf's neighborhood first, coyotes are newcomers. My granddad lived in New Hampshire before any coyotes ever did.

New Hampshire's wolf population was wiped out by 1900, and only recently, over the last few decades have coyotes started to move in. Tonight begins night hunting season for coyotes in NH (daytime open season year round). They are considered an invasive species in New Hampshire; many people would like to see coyotes eradicated from the state.
2013-01-01 06:10:05 PM  
1 vote:
Dear Penthouse: I was once attacked by 3 cougars in my back yard
2013-01-01 05:54:43 PM  
1 vote:
Coyote attacks in Nova Scotia:

May 2012

Sept 2012

Oct 2009 (Fatal)

August 2010

OK, so my dates were off, but you get the point. I heard they like Maritimer meat. :)
2013-01-01 05:53:59 PM  
1 vote:
Buddy of mine has a ranch with goats and cattle. Has coyotes coming through on pretty regular basis. 1 coyote is a problem fer yer chickens. 2 is a nuisance. 3 means keep an eye on yer goats, 4 can give yer cattle problems. Any more than that, and yer on the menu if they are hungry enough. Dont walk around without a gun, mostly because of the hogs though.

Coyotes never fark with the hogs.
2013-01-01 05:45:23 PM  
1 vote:
Where I'm from, we deal with constant media fear mongering over the coyote. I see them frequently while hiking and I've ever had a major issue with them.

However, just over a year ago, a young lady was killed by a pair of coyotes while walking one of the more popular trails in the area. Speculation is that she presented herself as prey and panicked, leading to her mauling death. Without question, they are becoming more brazen, but they are wild animals who've lost their habitat to us bottom feeders, and I don't blame them one bit. We, as humans, have the responsibility of being prepared, not eliminating a species. Now, they are trying to retrain the species to be afraid of humans. How? By putting out a bounty and killing as many as they can.
2013-01-01 05:37:55 PM  
1 vote:
24 Rabies shots? What's up with that? It used to be a 14 shot treatment, then went down to 5 shots, I think.
2013-01-01 05:30:02 PM  
1 vote:
Hopefully, he will guard against future attacks by painting a tunnel on the side of his house.
2013-01-01 05:25:32 PM  
1 vote:

fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.

chances are, there were 10 or fewer in the woods - when they get to talking to each other, it sounds like a roomful of 'em chattering....
2013-01-01 04:13:37 PM  
1 vote:
A local man was attacked by coyotes in his own backyard and spent most of Friday night in the emergency room.

They include that detail as though it means his injuries were bad or something.

If you don't want to wait all night in the ER, then show up with life-threatening problems. You get whisked right through.

If you want to wait until almost everyone else has been seen, then show up with something that could go untreated a couple of days without posing a serious risk to your health.
2013-01-01 03:48:42 PM  
1 vote:

brantgoose: Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?

On the next full moon.
2013-01-01 02:48:41 PM  
1 vote:
Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?
2013-01-01 01:02:41 PM  
1 vote:

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.

True. And as long as they don't attack me, we'll get along just fine.
2013-01-01 12:47:18 PM  
1 vote:
When asked for a statement, the man responded "Meep, meep!"
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