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(Mother Nature Network)   Ways you and your pets can coexist with coyotes. Getting rid of all your falling anvils and Acme rockets is a good start   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2013-09-27 10:59:03 AM  
8 votes:
I haven't seen them but I'm pretty sure we have coyotes. Woke up one morning to find a tunnel painted on the side of my house.
2013-09-27 10:30:01 AM  
2 votes:
The article mentions donkeys as guard animals for sheep.  I've seen this be very successful. For whatever reason donkeys HATE coyotes and coyotes tend to avoid large animals that want to kick their brains out through their ears then trample their corpse.
2013-09-27 10:17:18 AM  
2 votes:
"Mornin' Sam."

"Mornin' Ralph."
2013-09-27 03:06:32 PM  
1 vote:

SwiftFox: And I pointed out that violence without empathy or remorse was the definition of "psychopath".

So when you kill a fly, that is violence without empathy or remorse and you are a psychopath?  When you brush your teeth and kill all of those bacteria without empathy or remorse, you are a psychopath?  When you pluck that carrot out of the ground screaming on the day of their holocaust, you are a psychopath; right Reverend Maynard?
2013-09-27 02:05:44 PM  
1 vote:

HeadLever: SwiftFox: That seemed the idea of the general merry promotion of shooting dogs going on.

Most of the motivation that I saw in this thread was to protect property or other interests, not for merriment.

No, it was to try and ridicule and belittle the concept of protecting property and other interests while coexisting with the wildlife, which the article described methods and progress towards, and to discourage anything but bullets and killing.
2013-09-27 01:59:32 PM  
1 vote:

HeadLever: SwiftFox: It's that disconnect from normal human beings that makes some think a good way to impress the ladies is describing turning prairie dogs "into a red mist" and inviting them out to share the thrill and admire their skill doing so,

Some ladies love to do this type of hunting.  Not all of them but a good many of them do.  Just like the guys.

I don't do this to 'impress the ladies' as I am married.  I do it because I enjoy the outdoors, I like to test my markmanship, I like to help out my ranching friends and relatives.  What is disconnected is your idea of what motivates us to like something that you obviously don't.

I think he's a furry and offended that we kill his brothers.
2013-09-27 01:01:33 PM  
1 vote:

SwiftFox: HeadLever: ad hominem

You have no idea what that means, do you?

It means something? I thought he was a rap artist.
2013-09-27 12:10:11 PM  
1 vote:

blunttrauma: dittybopper: The problem:  Sometimes the neighbors pets get loose.  Putting out poisoned hamburger or a trap is a recipe for some very, very bad blood between you and your neighbors when Fluffy or Spot ends up dead.

I thought about that sort of thing when we had a coyote problem, and the risks just weren't worth it.

If neighbors pets are getting out with coyotes around, they are just as likely to get killed by the coyotes as poison.  Coyotes love domestic animals, generally speaking because they know they are all but defenseless.  Lots of stories around here of coyotes hopping fences, grabbing fluffy and hopping back out.

In fact, I saw an article a few years ago about a coyote hunter who used a stuffed Snoopy as a decoy when calling them in, with excellent results.

One of my neighbors at that time, since moved, had several larger, active dogs that would occasionally get loose.  A 35 lb coyote isn't going to try to attack a 60 lb lab mix.

Now, as much as I jokingly called him and his wife "Sonsabiatches Bumpasses" jokingly under my breath, I didn't want his dogs to eat poisoned burger or to get caught in the leg hold traps I have.
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