Coyotes too close

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by noodleroo, Oct 19, 2010.

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  1. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    I wrote this in another thread that was closed by the Mods. before I could post it. This is for discussion only, exchanging ideas in a pleasant and positive tone, please.

    I have a theory about coyotes; what do you think about this:

    Can we agree that canines as a species like to play? I mean chase a ball, chase each other, wrestle, that kind of thing? I think we would agree that they do. Could it be that since human subdivisions are found closer and closer to coyote habitat, that the coyote 'canines' are learning to live within human perimiters where there is an abundance of garbage, small pets and 'things' to play with?

    I believe that the potential for problems between coyotes and children happens when a child is exhibiting behavior that is attractive to a coyote; playing with a ball or other toy like a skateboard. Coyotes that are used to seeing humans and lose their fear of them may see the child as a playmate and want to, and sometimes do, join in the fun of 'chasing and wrestling'. It may not be so much of an attack as just rough 'play'.

    My advice for parents that live where coyotes are near is: WATCH YOUR CHILDREN. If a coyote could snatch your child, then a human predator could just as easily. I assure you; I work in the court system and humans are the real threat to your unsupervised children...
  2. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:That about sums it up.
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    It's not a good idea to open a new thread similar to one that's just been closed.
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
  5. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Ops. I'm sorry; not trying to cause trouble, I just honestly want to know...I'll ask that it be closed and repost some other time. Again, my appologies.
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