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2022-05-23 5:55:28 PM  
Yet the attack on the Dallas toddler, experts say, is the kind of thing that could happen anywhere.

Well, it's Texas, so I suspect "anywhere" will increasingly be abortion-hating red states.
 
2022-05-23 6:36:15 PM  
For a state chucked full of gun carrying racist, sexist, Jesus loving cowards suffering from the worst case of mass toxic masculinity on the planet, seems like they have an inordinate amount if vermin.

And cayotes, too.
 
2022-05-23 6:52:21 PM  
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2022-05-23 6:53:30 PM  
Reno-Sparks had a coyote problem for awhile in the '80s.  They were building developments and expanding faster than the coyotes could retreat.  I don't remember any attacks on humans, but people were advised to keep their pets inside overnight.
 
2022-05-23 6:55:06 PM  
The coyotes around here usually do a decent job of keeping the rabbit population in check, just as nature intended.
 
2022-05-23 6:57:34 PM  
This all would have played out differently had the toddler been carrying a gun.
 
2022-05-23 6:57:36 PM  
Coyote (Live)
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2022-05-23 6:59:24 PM  

iheartscotch: [Fark user image image 425x350]


You know that's a true story? Lady lost a kid. You're about to cross some ' lines.
 
2022-05-23 7:00:36 PM  

Black_Lazerus: iheartscotch: [Fark user image image 425x350]

You know that's a true story? Lady lost a kid. You're about to cross some ' lines.


And she went to jail because no one believed her

Comedy gold!
 
2022-05-23 7:01:42 PM  
By ensuring only the strongest toddlers survive, the city-state of Dallas will grow prosperous and renowned.

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2022-05-23 7:07:46 PM  
I live in Clearwater, FL. I saw two running through my suburban neighborhood at four in the morning. Typically have only seen them on Pinellas Trail.
 
2022-05-23 7:08:03 PM  
My brain says that I have to read "coyote" like I'm Daniel Plainview from "There Will Be Blood" and goddammit
 
2022-05-23 7:08:08 PM  
This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.
 
2022-05-23 7:08:11 PM  
How are coyotes a new creatures
 
2022-05-23 7:08:51 PM  
Chicago coyotes love Quiznos.
 
2022-05-23 7:10:33 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The coyotes around here usually do a decent job of keeping the rabbit population in check, just as nature intended.


I like coyotes, but I'm actually a bit grumpy.  This year was the first year my clover lawn really took off and the local coyotes took out all of the rabbits that were supposed to keep it clipped.  I've got a pretty healthy looking guy that takes a cut across my backyard every morning at about 6:30.

/I'm sad the rabbits are gone, but I don't miss the raccoons and possums.
 
2022-05-23 7:10:41 PM  
"Once he realized he could get a reward on a porch, he's going to be curious about any porch," Saucedo said. "It just takes one person, one neighbor to unintentionally feed a wild animal."

...but enough about package thieves.
 
2022-05-23 7:12:19 PM  

Black_Lazerus: iheartscotch: [Fark user image image 425x350]

You know that's a true story? Lady lost a kid. You're about to cross some ' lines.


Apostrophe lines? Should we page Bob the Angry Flower?
 
2022-05-23 7:14:12 PM  
There are coyotes in NYC, even Central Park, ffs. Maybe don't just leave your baby laying about.
 
2022-05-23 7:15:10 PM  

RogermcAllen: a bit grumpy


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2022-05-23 7:15:50 PM  
Oblig:

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2022-05-23 7:21:46 PM  

Black_Lazerus: How are coyotes a new creatures


They're obviously not new, but a big chunk of the public is only just now beginning to realize they're around and a lot of them have lost their fear of humans. That makes them 'new'.

It used to be coyotes would only attack humans if the coyote was sick or injured or otherwise desperate. Too many people have decided to leave the animals alone when they start moving through and living in built-up areas, and the coyotes have begun losing their fear of humans. Then there are the people who actively feed coyotes, making the problem worse.

Coyotes are not dogs. They're wild predators. Encouraging such creatures to operate in close proximity to humans invites attacks on humans, pets, and livestock.
 
2022-05-23 7:33:29 PM  

Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.


Part of the problem is that very few of those fierce patriots know how to actually handle a firearm properly.  Why do you think they keep eliminating safety and legal classes for gun carry permits?  Because even that basic level of training is beyond what a lot of these rednecks are capable of handling, and the truth is, most rednecks have never hunted a day in their life, and the ones who do, most of them seldom get anything.

Don't get me wrong, I know some really dedicated hunters who are quit skilled at taking deer, but most of them aren't really rednecks in the traditional sense.  They are talented professionals in some unrelated non-hunting field, who happen to be good at both life and hunting, because the same mindset that sets you up to fail at life often sets you up to fail at your recreations as well.
 
2022-05-23 7:33:41 PM  

Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.


It's time to fight back with inflatable pools.
 
2022-05-23 7:39:47 PM  
I'm kind of astonished that a coyote took a child. That's really abnormal.
 
2022-05-23 7:43:00 PM  

Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.


I live in Georgia and have shot about a dozen.  Two in my neighborhood and the rest on my friend's property after they lost a goat to the goddam yotes.

I also just "escorted" a spider outside because I don't like killing them.

But yotes, cockroaches and skeeters?  War has been declared on their entire specieseses.

/22 magnum works great, 7.62x51 is too dang loud lol
 
2022-05-23 7:44:05 PM  
Every decade or so a pack of coyotes around here mauls a toddler.  Sometimes it's fatal.

It mostly seems to be linked to drought in the hills that causes them to pack up and look for more "difficult" prey near lowland water sources.

I think the mountain lions still have a higher score.
 
2022-05-23 7:45:29 PM  

koder: Yet the attack on the Dallas toddler, experts say, is the kind of thing that could happen anywhere.

Well, it's Texas, so I suspect "anywhere" will increasingly be abortion-hating red states.


And California. We just had a toddler attacked by a coyote on a SoCal beach a few weeks back. Tried to drag the tyke off and presumably eat it.
 
2022-05-23 7:45:45 PM  

BunchaRubes: Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.

I live in Georgia and have shot about a dozen.  Two in my neighborhood and the rest on my friend's property after they lost a goat to the goddam yotes.

I also just "escorted" a spider outside because I don't like killing them.

But yotes, cockroaches and skeeters?  War has been declared on their entire specieseses.

/22 magnum works great, 7.62x51 is too dang loud lol


Coyotes keep down mice and rats, so be careful what you wish for.
 
2022-05-23 7:49:28 PM  

Loucifer: By ensuring only the strongest toddlers survive, the city-state of Dallas will grow prosperous and renowned.

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That hasn't even seen a super bowl in decades
 
2022-05-23 7:51:55 PM  

DrWhy: koder: Yet the attack on the Dallas toddler, experts say, is the kind of thing that could happen anywhere.

Well, it's Texas, so I suspect "anywhere" will increasingly be abortion-hating red states.

And California. We just had a toddler attacked by a coyote on a SoCal beach a few weeks back. Tried to drag the tyke off and presumably eat it.


I think the last kid mauling was someplace just north of the 210 in the San Gabriel Valley like 10, 15 years ago.  That made sense, right at the base of the mountains...but on the sand at Huntington Beach?  Weird.
 
2022-05-23 8:00:44 PM  
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Uh, OH!
 
2022-05-23 8:03:24 PM  
Neighborhood Threat
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2022-05-23 8:05:32 PM  
Having a really giant dog on patrol works pretty good for us. I've noticed there are a lot less mice around since a new coyote pack moved in after the fires last year. I don't mind them, but I sure wouldn't leave my grandchildren outside alone.
 
2022-05-23 8:07:21 PM  

acloverandabee: Having a really giant dog on patrol works pretty good for us. I've noticed there are a lot less mice around since a new coyote pack moved in after the fires last year. I don't mind them, but I sure wouldn't leave my grandchildren outside alone.


That's great if your goal is kids what can't fight off a pack of coyotes.
 
2022-05-23 8:10:35 PM  

Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.


Re-examine your premises. Actual paradoxes do not exist.
 
2022-05-23 8:19:21 PM  
Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB
 
2022-05-23 8:21:42 PM  
FTA:

"We knew we needed to protect our pets. What we didn't know was that we needed to protect our children," said Kathy Stewart, a 28-year resident of the neighborhood. "I want to know what changed."

Really?  You didn't know you had to protect your children?
 
2022-05-23 8:22:28 PM  

roofmonkey: Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB


WTF
 
2022-05-23 8:24:15 PM  

dryknife: Chicago coyotes love Quiznos.


In case someone is wondering.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2007-04-04-0704040747-story.html
 
2022-05-23 8:25:42 PM  
Had many coyotes in the area when I lived in the Oregon coastal hills.  Wasn't a problem for my greyhounds, but then I got married and she had two toy poodles.  They were smart enough to avoid going outside at night.

Haven't seen or heard any in our current neighborhood.
 
2022-05-23 8:34:02 PM  

Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.


It's still a crime to fire a gun in city limits. Which is also why people aren't shooting the nuisance feral hogs that are also a growing hazard in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. They snd the coyotes get shot all the time outside city limits.

My Nextdoor feed is like 50% reports of coyote and feral hog sightings, mostly due to construction encroaching upon their territory, forcing them into parks, creek beds, abandoned lots, and other small green spaces. They then come into the surrounding neighborhoods for food.
 
2022-05-23 8:38:32 PM  

Bonzo_1116: BunchaRubes: Tchernobog: This is a story about a problem in Texas.

That can legitimately be solved with guns. (That's what they do here, usually it's a paid hunter or a deputy - NC so sometimes it's just rednecks)

And they're not solving it with guns.

I'm not sure what to do.

I live in Georgia and have shot about a dozen.  Two in my neighborhood and the rest on my friend's property after they lost a goat to the goddam yotes.

I also just "escorted" a spider outside because I don't like killing them.

But yotes, cockroaches and skeeters?  War has been declared on their entire specieseses.

/22 magnum works great, 7.62x51 is too dang loud lol

Coyotes keep down mice and rats, so be careful what you wish for.


They also keep down cats that eat vermin.  This stray guy was my pandemic buddy, we tried to trap him after his injury but he disappeared.
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2022-05-23 8:41:40 PM  

gameshowhost: My brain says that I have to read "coyote" like I'm Daniel Plainview from "There Will Be Blood" and goddammit


"Coy-oot?" That's how like, almost everyone I've known pronounces it.
 
2022-05-23 8:48:15 PM  

roofmonkey: Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB


Grew up with a guy that lived a mile or so from us as the crow flies. He loved to hunt coyotes, and my dad was one of the landowners that gave him permission to run his dogs on, as a lot of the farms/property in that area connect. He would hang his "trophies" on the barbed wire fence that ran parallel to our bus route. The smell in the summer was atrocious. Worst part was, he didn't even try to sell the hides, just hung them along the road to rot. Why yes, I did grow up in the country. Sold enough opossum and raccoon pelts to put a down payment on my first car. I have actually traded squirrel meat for drinks at a bar (back when I was still drinking) and oh my God, after proofreading my post, I just realized I am redneck as fark. Huh. Learn something new everyday.  Guess Ya caint outgrow yet raisins.
 
2022-05-23 8:49:28 PM  
Next, it encourages people who see coyotes to haze them

You should make the coyotes drink until they pass out and then put your balls on their face, brah.
 
2022-05-23 8:50:00 PM  

waxbeans: roofmonkey: Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB

WTF


Yet they're shocked when you say they're part of a "death cult."
 
2022-05-23 8:53:28 PM  
I live in Decatur Georgia which is basically Atlanta.  We have coyotes all over.  They howl sometimes at night when a fire truck comes by.  In 13 years of living here I've still only seen one once.  I've seen 5 box turtles including 2 in my yard, and probably 20 deer, but only 1 coyote.  They're sneaky.
 
2022-05-23 8:54:28 PM  

Bluemoons: roofmonkey: Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB

Grew up with a guy that lived a mile or so from us as the crow flies. He loved to hunt coyotes, and my dad was one of the landowners that gave him permission to run his dogs on, as a lot of the farms/property in that area connect. He would hang his "trophies" on the barbed wire fence that ran parallel to our bus route. The smell in the summer was atrocious. Worst part was, he didn't even try to sell the hides, just hung them along the road to rot. Why yes, I did grow up in the country. Sold enough opossum and raccoon pelts to put a down payment on my first car. I have actually traded squirrel meat for drinks at a bar (back when I was still drinking) and oh my God, after proofreading my post, I just realized I am redneck as fark. Huh. Learn something new everyday.  Guess Ya caint outgrow yet raisins.


If it makes you feel any better: Rural environments are quite conducive to reflection. I know many "smart" people who could use a few months living like that.. just SLOW DOWN, take in the world around you. Think before you speak. Have PATIENCE.

These are lessons my ADHD, autistic self learned from living rural. That, and the skill of herding cattle with a slingshot.
 
2022-05-23 9:22:24 PM  

Bluemoons: roofmonkey: Worked with two different guys at two different jobs who bragged about killing coyotes.
They were two of the most toxic, redneck, creepy weirdos I've ever had the displeasure of having to interact with at a professional level. One had a picture of himself posing with DOZENS of dead coyotes as his desktop background. WTF dude. That's not a "cull", that's a wanton slaughter you farking sadist.
The other tried to pretend that coyotes were so dangerous that he needed a .308 to stay safe from them while in the backcountry. What, are you a housecat as well as a giant p*ssy? I think he picked up on my scorn.

/not a CSB

Grew up with a guy that lived a mile or so from us as the crow flies. He loved to hunt coyotes, and my dad was one of the landowners that gave him permission to run his dogs on, as a lot of the farms/property in that area connect. He would hang his "trophies" on the barbed wire fence that ran parallel to our bus route. The smell in the summer was atrocious. Worst part was, he didn't even try to sell the hides, just hung them along the road to rot. Why yes, I did grow up in the country. Sold enough opossum and raccoon pelts to put a down payment on my first car. I have actually traded squirrel meat for drinks at a bar (back when I was still drinking) and oh my God, after proofreading my post, I just realized I am redneck as fark. Huh. Learn something new everyday.  Guess Ya caint outgrow yet raisins.


Trading squirrel meat for drinks is A-O-Farking-K. IMHO. FARK squirrel might have a thing or two to say about that though.
 
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