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Can a Coyote/Coydog jump over a 5ft hi fence?

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I personally think NOT.

A white tailed deer could if it put some effort into it. But coyotes just aren't that big, or that agile to my knowledge.

I admit that maybe a desperate one might attempt it--or a rabid one.

I also admit that maybe one could try to climb over. But jump successfully a 5 foot high fence? I say "It cannot be done"

My pen is about to be covered with 2" mesh top rite netting anyway, but I wanted some of your thoughts........

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post #2 of 23

I would love to see the one that could, I personally think that one would fail miserably trying. I do think that a hungry one will try a few times, but, it ain' happenin

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post #3 of 23

I have a chocolate lab that can verticle leap 5 feet.  I know that because he looks me right in the eye when he does the happy dance when I come home.  However, it has not occurred to him that he could use this talent to get over the fence.

I also have seen dogs that will just slip their paws into the openings of a chain link fence and just climb right up and out.

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post #4 of 23

IMHO a determined coyote (or other canine) could clear a 5 ft fence if it wanted to.  My 12" tall JRT can jump 5 ft straight up from a flat-footed standstill and my 50 lb Siberian Husky can do the same with a little bit of a running start.

post #5 of 23

A coyote  MIGHT be able to hit 5 feet from a run, but not likely in my opinion.

BTW, a deer can jump over a much higher fence than 5 feet.

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post #6 of 23

I dont know about jumping straight over the fence, but they CAN "climb" the fence. I have seen it done before at my grandmas house. They can do it even better if they have a corner to wedge themselves into and push thier back against on side and use thier paws on the other, they just shimmy right up the fence.

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post #7 of 23

If it had a running start it sure could.  You have to think about the anatomy of a coyote.  It's hind legs are more like rabbits, leaving them the ability to leap over high fences.  As taken from Wikipedia:

During pursuit, a coyote may reach speeds up to 43 mph (69 km/h),[13] and can jump over 4 meters (13⅛ feet).


Oh yeah!  A coyote can jump much higher than 5 feet! wink

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post #8 of 23

I may be wrong, it's happened in the past. But, a vertical leap is much different than trying to clear an obstacle like a fence.

I do think that it would be possible though as someone else posted, that a hungry coyote after failing to jump a fence to get to prey, he might possibly climb the thing.

I have seen dogs climb fences before, and they are rather good at it. And if your hungry, I bet it would be possible.

And I have to still stand with my original answer though, I don't think he could jump and clear a 5' fence, unless he is at a full sprint, and the fence is on the down hill side of a hill, then maybe

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post #9 of 23

I agree that they'll climb over it without too much trouble.  I had a 1/2 st bernard that would climb out of a 6' dog kennel.  He weighed about 150.

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post #10 of 23

gumpsgirl, wow! I would have never thought that. And I have been around coyotes my entire life. I guess I have just been around the lazy ones, lol

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