That about sums up how I feel about these predators and our county is way to full of them. Apparently our county saw it fit to release coyotes into the wild to help control the ever increasing deer population. Most of the wildlife has been exterminated by these predators and they are now preying on people's pets and livestock. It won't be long and they will have someone's child. My sister lives a mile up the road from me and a whole pack of coyotes attacked their livestock/guard dog Friday and killed him. You can constantly hear them yipping and they aren't afraid of anyone or anything. A hunter on their property recently discovered a den that had several dog collars in it from the coyotes attacking other peoples dogs. They have really gotten out of control here. So... Here's my question. Is there a way to get rid of these pests? I realize shooting them is one way, but is there another? Summer is coming and my sister and I both do not even feel safe to let our kids out to play in their own backyards, which is truly unfair to them. That is one reason I moved out into the country. I personally think that the county should be responsible for taking care of these predators, but I don't think that will happen. All constructive help here would be appreciated.