Dang coyotes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by schmoo, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday in broad daylight I see a coyote preparing to cross the corn field to come for a visit.
    It was about dinner time. For us, NOT him!!

    Aren't those varmits supposed to be up only at night? Now I have to worry about my babies in the run during the day too? Or do you think it was a fluke? I've NEVER seen one during the day before. He probably smelled chicken........:mad:
     
  2. FingerLakesChick

    FingerLakesChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, I don't think they live by any day time/night time rules!! I've seen them in broad day light walking though the field in back of our house and my mom, who lives in a suburb of Rochester, NY saw one a couple weeks ago walk right down the street!!
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Coyote's are very resourceful. They are just like regular dogs in most of their behaviors. Day or night they are up and about, you just don't see them.

    Coyotes like raccoon, possums, rats & cockroaches have learned to adapt to the encroachment by man. They can survive just about anything.
     
  4. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh crap.........so I better be ready for those bastards. I have a chain link fence buried 10 inches will that keep them out when I'm at work??
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Should do a good job. Might want to think about elect. fence. They aren't hard to put up.
     
  6. xrayman

    xrayman Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Don't know matters how hungry he is. They can dig a den pretty qwick. Don't have any around my acreage, couple buddies and I took care of that last winter. They're a challenge to hunt , they sure are smart and crafty ones.
     
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  7. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have electricity out there, only extension cords. I don't know anything about electric fences, I wouldn't imagine I could plug it in could I??

    My husband could've shot it actually it was so close. But I told him no. I hope I don't regret it later [​IMG]
     
  8. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have to plug them in... you can get them solar powered. Just google Solar electric fence.
     
  9. schmoo

    schmoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Patty. They are pretty pricey -yikes. But its good to know they have such a thing. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    We have a regular visitor, she's out at least two hours before dusk and we catch her out in the morning as well....

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