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A coyote in our yard!!!

post #1 of 16
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As you all know I live in a kind of country area. We see deer in the yard all the time. Well yesterday we say a COYOTE cross our driveway not 50 feet from the house!! It really creeped me out. He probably just smelled the trail the deer cross all the time because he crossed in the same place they do. His mom and dad live right next door and have a rooster so I was thinking maybe he smelled the rooster too!!
post #2 of 16
We hear the coyotes all the time after dark, but I did see one walking through my yard last summer during the day!
post #3 of 16
I live in northern ohio, not someplace you'd think of seeing a coyote, but I saw one hit on the freeway and then I saw one on the hill right by my work! my aunt has them near her house also yikes!
post #4 of 16
We also live outside of town and coyotes are quite common! In fact there used to be one that I would see just about every day-and I hated that thing. I havent seen one for a few mos now though, which is FINE with me....but my dogs did drag up the leftovers of one a couple months ago.....nasty thing anyways.
post #5 of 16
that would be scary!!!! The only thing I see in my back yard are bunnies, squirrels and the occasional deer... and that's only cause I have woods in my back yard.
post #6 of 16
We live in a suburb of Sacramento and we have all kinds of critters visiting. Just the other morning when I went out to get the paper there was a coyote standing in the middle of the street (about 15ft away from me). The coyotes aren't as common as the raccoons and deer. Last week I had to go out and chase off a raccoon because he was picking a fight with one of my feral cats. I ended up having to hit it with my Grandpa's cane and it still wouldn't back off. They are MEAN!!!!!
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277
I live in northern ohio, not someplace you'd think of seeing a coyote, but I saw one hit on the freeway and then I saw one on the hill right by my work! my aunt has them near her house also yikes!

You saw them by your work Katie??? I LIVE by your work!!!
post #8 of 16
Are coyotes vicious toward humans?
post #9 of 16
I almost hit a coyote the other night I sworved and my poor kids said mom dont hit him..... I was so darn scared.....
post #10 of 16
Take if from someone who has them all around her farm they can be. Not normally but if you accidently corner them in your hen house or something (like seeing what the fuss is about) then sometimes they can be and they will steal your dogs, cats, chickens, and livestock if given the chance. And they are loaded with diseases, ticks, fleas, mange, and all kinds of nasty things that we treat our babies to prevent. And some years back in TN was actually when I lived there they had a problem with rabies going through the coyotes and other wildlife. And that always concerns me here because they are dangerous if they have that. But wild dogs and coyote/dog mixes (happens rarely but it does happen) and now wolves are a bigger concern. Wild dogs are far more dangerous than coyotes. And any coyote that someone is dumb enough to feed is dangerous and most of the time the animal has to be destroyed because someone thought it was cute to feed it. They get way to brave when they are fed or when they have access to trash and such. And raccoons are very dangerous.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Are coyotes vicious toward humans?
No. They're more scared of humans than vice versa.

I saw a few coyotes near my work (in NE Ohio) and I was amazed! Of course, I googled the heck out of coyotes because I didn't know much about them. They're not going to attack humans but you do have to watch your pets. Coyotes have to eat too, and they don't care if they feast on your adorable pets!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrsMeowgi
No. They're more scared of humans than vice versa.

I saw a few coyotes near my work (in NE Ohio) and I was amazed! Of course, I googled the heck out of coyotes because I didn't know much about them. They're not going to attack humans but you do have to watch your pets. Coyotes have to eat too, and they don't care if they feast on your adorable pets!
Oh gosh, first Katie, now you have seen them. Do you work in Garfield Heights by chance??
post #13 of 16
Coyotes adapt well to urban living. The Tucson metro area is nearing the 1 million mark and we have coyotes, bobcats and javalina right in midtown.
post #14 of 16
We had a coyote live in the vacant field next to our old house for a few years. She (Wiley) never bothered the cats - she much preferred hunting for small rodents which are easier to catch. Once a year she would go into heat and come over to our yard to try to "engage" our (neutered) dogs. When they couldn't help her, she would wander off to other homes where dogs lived. My husband told me that she would come up to our dogs, drop her front down to engage in play just as dogs do, do the butt and nose sniff with them. He almost reached out to pet her once, then realized that she was a wild animal and restrained himself.

Coyotes are not as bad as what people make them out to be. They are not much different than dogs, just out on their own, feral, and trying to make their place in the world. Don't corner them and you are fine.
post #15 of 16
Where I used to live for over 8 yrs in Wine Country in Temecula Ca, they were there never had a problem. We had almost 6 acres all fenced, then all of the sudden 2 cats were gone, they never left the yard so I know that is what happened, I wanted to kill the coyotes, I was heartbroken.Sence then I never let mine out altough I don't live in the same area.
post #16 of 16
OOOhhhhh....wow! As long as they steer clear of you guys....
My parents live across a pond and when I used to live there, I'd see raccoons come up to my parents front yard every once-in-a-while!
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