Originally Posted by CMV
We have been dealing with a problem coyote all summer. This animal is very aggressive, unafraid of humans and as bold as brass. She is healthy, but feeding 2 pups, so she is acting completely unlike any coyote I have dealt with in the past. F&G has been called about her repeatedly, but they are useless. She has snatched one of my chickens. She snatched the neighbors' roo right in broad daylight with the whole family sitting not 50 feet away. We put a hail of buck shot up her nethers last week around lunch time when she came calling. All the birds in the neighborhood have been put into lockdown except for my flock of free-range waterfowl.
Earlier this week my young daughter and her friend were playing in the front yard in my daughter's play yard. They had just come inside when I heard my goose scream. Frenchy was in my daughter's play yard, facing off with the coyote to save her ducks.
Originally Posted by laturcotte1
Coyote is doing what comes natural to survive we would do no less. That being said, I'll bet Frenchy will do just fine without her wing. As you've already bared witness animals are so strong. She has two wonderful families to take care of her she can't lose. Good luck to all of you. And please let us know the outcome. Sending positive prayers to you all.
Going back and rereading CMV's original posting [a portion of it above] I would say that this is defintely not a natural instinct for a coyote. Rather it appears to be a learned thing and she is passing this along to her pups. Coyotes hunt, they forage, but they do not stake a place out as this one seems to have done. This animal needs to be stopped and her pups as well. They have learned bad habits and will continue to pass them on. I've been dealing with coyotes here for over 30 years and if I found them showing this kind of behavior, unafraid of humans, I would not hesitate to take them out by any means necessary. As someone else said, next time it could be her child.