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When you wake up and look out the window and there's a coyote in the neighbor's driveway. At least I think it's a coyote?

happyhiker1 7 May 25

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That's a coyote, all right. If you look closely you can see his copy of the Acme catalogue in its left rear pocket.

1of5 Level 8 May 25, 2019

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Good one !

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Don't believe those here that say you don't have to worry about them. I have them on my farm, and they certainly will go after your small pets, and have been known to stalk children. They are opportunity hunters, and if they have been seen in a rural housing area, you can be assured they can and will take pets. They have been known to kill young Black Bears and Bobcats, your House Cat or Schnauzer would be easy pickings for them. They have become a problem for Sheep farmers here as well as us Horse and Cattle owners. Contradictory to someone else here, they are not territorial, except for their den area. We actually are considering getting a couple of Donkeys to put in the pastures because they will diligently defend horses and cattle against them if they come around. We've already noticed a major reduction in our Deer and Wild Turkey populations sense they moved in 4 or 5 years ago.. This is no joke. DO NOT leave house pets out at night.

@ Captain_Feelgood Yes, I'm thankful my only pet is an indoor cat.

I live on farmland too. Coyotes hang out here all the time. I've been within a couple of meters of them. Actually, we have taken care of a coyote that someone had shot and was dying on our property, and no one would help us give vet care to her. Our coyotes here survive on mice and voles (and berries and oats). But yes, they could go after small pets that are allowed to roam or left unattended (so could the hawks, eagles, owls, etc.). All my cats and dogs are indoor only (dogs outside only if supervised or on a leash). We also have a donkey in with the horses. We and the wildlife coexist peacefully here for the most part. I've heard of people having their chickens killed but when they actually catch the culprits, most of the time it's roaming farm dogs not coyotes or foxes they originally blame. When dealing with any wildlife, we have to be smart, that is all.

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We have them in our yards...they are pretty much territorial and will roam a very large area...sometimes it is months before I see them again...as long as they have natural food, they will not normally be a nuisance and eat your cat or tiny dog or garbage...

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They love cats every 10 years they sweep through our area and eat all of our kitty cats fortunately I'm a dog person although if the dog is small enough they would probably eat it too

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Yup.. They’re generally nocturnal. And I don’t think it’s as much a case of ‘they were here first’ as it is, they meld well with the excesses of ..western civilization. Cats, cat & dog food, garbage cans and shelter…

Varn Level 8 May 25, 2019
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Coyote. I had a coyote/chow mix. He was the smartest dog I ever had.

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Yes, it is. It's not too weird; in densely populated areas they can be bold. Now, if you see one chasing a roadrunner, be very suspicious of any new tunnels you encounter.

JimG Level 8 May 25, 2019
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Yes it’s definitely a coyote. We have quite a few of them where I live and yes they will surely eat your pets if given the opportunity.

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Don't worry till the wolves come hunting - which is unlikely

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Very cool! Sure looks like a coyote to me. I can remember the coyotes howling every night back in rural Iowa as they would answer a train whistle passing through a nearby town. I enjoy seeing our wildlife up here in Alaska. There used to be a fox near by my house. Moose are so common you would not pay attention if they were not so dangerous. Saw a car-moose accident yesterday on a major state hwy in the middle of Wasilla and the car was totaled - with smashed windshield and caved in roof - the moose was on the road dead. The police were just arriving. Hope nobody was hurt... sadly it happens often up here.

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We love our coyotes!!!!! We have may be a dozen or so (we think two packs) on our property and I still get very excited when I see one of them out and about. We live on farmland but they do get into the towns now and again. My friend had one on her driveway in a local town and she couldn't get to her car to go to work (scared she might get attacked).

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Yep. Thanks for posting, makes me homesick, in the good way. 🙂

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Looks like one and, yes, they are around even in Seattle they have been spotted. But they are not allowed on the islands. Too many sheep herders.

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Beautiful animal

Qualia Level 8 June 13, 2019
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Yup! Coyote! You can tell by their "what-are-you- lookin- at?" expression! Indians say they will be the last animal on Earth, because they are the most adaptable!

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There was a post on Facistbook today where someone saw one here. They said it looked like it had a small cat in it's mouth. I have seen them in Benbrook. Also hit on the access road near a mall. They are amongst us.

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Looks like a coyote to me

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We even have coyotes in central NY

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Yes,a Coyote,not a Wolf (too small in size and a pointed muzzle).

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Yeah it is

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yep...you're up in Snohomish(I think)...it's a coyote...

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