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Karlin
14th February 2009, 12:57 AM
One cavalier was killed and eaten. They are picking off cats and dogs so as usual be sure never to leave an unwatched pet outside... :eek::


http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/267190

brotymo
14th February 2009, 02:19 AM
Eeks.
That problem is out here, too (Georgia). I see coyotes quite often in my neighborhood. I've seen them several times in the front yard during the night. Our neighborhood is in the country, and my back yard joins a huge pasture and woods complete with creek and river bottom that is many hundreds of acres. On a full moon, you can see the coyotes trot the fence and watch my big dogs with their eyes glowing yellow when they are out. Kaya wants to get to them bad, so I have to keep her put up. I don't think they'd come in after her and Lad, but they might do so for the little dogs. Many pets go missing around here and never return. Cats and small dogs.

Pat
14th February 2009, 02:32 AM
We actually have a good number of coyote sightings in the Atlanta suburbs. There are signs in neighborhoods all the time reading "Coyote Sighting - keep your small pets supervised" and similar. My dogs never go outside alone, even with a six foot fence around the back. We have cats missing all the time around here - many I think are eaten by coyotes.

Pat

Hoopys Our Ghirl
14th February 2009, 02:41 AM
We too have the problem with coyotes, some of our neighbours actually filmed & hotographed them to show round to everyone to make them aware.

Hoopy is never allowed out on her own, I supervise all the time:D



((((Karen))))

Cathy T
14th February 2009, 03:53 AM
I was so sad to read that this morning (came to me through a google alert). My neighbor lost her kitty a few months back to a coyote, a few weeks later there was one not 20 feet from my back window just staring at me and then we heard them killing something on our hillside. The doggie door was then permanently shut. The dog do not go outside unaccompanied until we get a fence with a coyote roller bar and I know they will be safe. I can't blame the coyotes, they've got nowhere else to go. I called our Wildlife Assistance center and their advice was to scare the coyotes away (I have a pellet gun I carry outside with me now, we've seen coyotes at 6 in the morning and as early as 4 in the afternoon). He said that unless you frighten them away they will edge in closer and closer. Scary.

asherotter31
14th February 2009, 05:07 AM
I was so sad to read that this morning (came to me through a google alert). My neighbor lost her kitty a few months back to a coyote, a few weeks later there was one not 20 feet from my back window just staring at me and then we heard them killing something on our hillside. The doggie door was then permanently shut. The dog do not go outside unaccompanied until we get a fence with a coyote roller bar and I know they will be safe. I can't blame the coyotes, they've got nowhere else to go. I called our Wildlife Assistance center and their advice was to scare the coyotes away (I have a pellet gun I carry outside with me now, we've seen coyotes at 6 in the morning and as early as 4 in the afternoon). He said that unless you frighten them away they will edge in closer and closer. Scary.

The pellet shotgun is rather effective - if anyone is in the market for something to scare them off. We see them all the time but I have not seen them near the hosue in a LONG time, bobcats are another story...

Cathy Moon
14th February 2009, 02:49 PM
Aren't mountain lions a problem in Southern California as well? I've read articles about them killing and eating pets. :eek:

Tonia
15th February 2009, 06:54 AM
OMG, I thought I had it bad with the cane toads in Australia!!! that is craaaazy

asherotter31
15th February 2009, 05:21 PM
Aren't mountain lions a problem in Southern California as well? I've read articles about them killing and eating pets. :eek:

When I lived in New Mexico there was a mountain lion that continually stalked people - she was eventually killed but what we didn't know is that she had 2 cubs that she had taught to stalk people as well. It took about a year and a half before those 2 were killed and people could go out for a jog without being worried.

heather r
15th February 2009, 09:31 PM
The coyotes are mating on Cape Cod! :eek: Last week we heard the most awful sounds in the evening. It turned out to be coyotes. Neighbors have reported seeing several near our road. Needless to say we stay out in our fenced back yard with our golden and cavalier pup. The latter goes in a small fenced in area when it's dark or early morning. The winter has been hard and the wild animals are foraging for anything to eat.

Heather R

Pat
15th February 2009, 10:00 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/11/AR2006041101256.html


Interesting article.

Pat