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Hungry Coyote

This must be one hungry coyote. He just appeared in my yard at 10:15 this morning.

posted on Nov 13, 2010 7:46 AM ()


I know you do all the normal stuff--keep your garbage in a coyote-proof can and all--but something has to be attracting him. Maybe your neighbors aren't as careful? Or maybe he was running away from something--had there been any great disturbance in your area that morning?

Either way, call DNR if he comes back. They're supposed to relocate "problem" animals, and if he's eating birdseed he probably qualifies. Or go through your county's animal control people--they won't touch him themselves, but they'll call DNR for you.

Disclaimer: years since my human lived in Georgia, and that wasn't in the northeast.
comment by zillahkatt on Nov 18, 2010 10:26 AM ()
My Vet had his Sheltie and his cat eaten by coyotes during the day. They
must be ravenous.
comment by elderjane on Nov 17, 2010 6:10 AM ()
That's what worries me. I have three cats that I rescued as feral and it took me about two years but they are used to me and come running when I call but they stay outdoors and I worry about them. I think the coyote must be starving to appear during the day.
reply by gapeach on Nov 17, 2010 6:06 PM ()
Hi peach; Thre isn't any animal control officers where I live, surrounded by woods, so if a critter like a coyote shows up the home owner has to deal with it. Something has to be done--there's a lot of these hungry coyotes out there, and I'm leery of them carrying rabies.
comment by susil on Nov 15, 2010 8:05 PM ()
Rabies is what concerns me too. I had a nephew who worked for the Dept of Natural Resources in Georgia and five years ago he said they had been documented as living in every county in the state. They are showing up in residential areas and that eventually leads to trouble. I was very alarmed to see him that early in the day.
reply by gapeach on Nov 16, 2010 6:44 PM ()
Yeesh! I can hear coyotes all the time where I live and that is kinda spooky enough. Did he leave on his own?
comment by juliansmom on Nov 13, 2010 6:15 PM ()
He did leave on his own. I guess the bird seed was not appetizing enough for him, thank goodness. We have several that linger in our neighborhood because there are a lot of woods around my house but they usually come out at night.
reply by gapeach on Nov 14, 2010 8:01 AM ()
Thank you....I don't have the greatest camera so they are not as clear as I hoped.
comment by gapeach on Nov 13, 2010 4:00 PM ()
Kristi, this was to you but my computer burped.
reply by gapeach on Nov 13, 2010 4:01 PM ()
It's unusual to see them during the day time, isn't it? We can hear them sometimes, but never see them.
comment by troutbend on Nov 13, 2010 1:02 PM ()
I was shocked to see it during the day. I thought they were nocturnal creatures. He/she is not aggressive; it will run back into the woods when it sees me.
reply by gapeach on Nov 13, 2010 3:59 PM ()
wow..... great pics!
comment by kristilyn3 on Nov 13, 2010 9:15 AM ()
Maybe he just liked your yard? Thought it would be a cool place to hang out? No?
comment by greatmartin on Nov 13, 2010 8:49 AM ()
You may be right Martin. There are a lot of woods on one side and in the back of my house. I use to have foxes but I think the coyotes have scared them away.
reply by gapeach on Nov 13, 2010 4:07 PM ()
Those are great pictures. He must be hungry indeed. That's one way of keeping unwanted guests out of your yard, eh.
comment by walkwithgrace on Nov 13, 2010 8:19 AM ()
I was thinking that,nitti. lmao
I would be the kind to feel so sorry for him that I would have thrown him a scrap. *roll eyes* We have them here too. I live in town so I don't get to see them, but my cousin sees quite a bit of them in the spring on the farm.
reply by walkwithgrace on Nov 13, 2010 8:59 PM ()
Thanks Amy, he was actually eating bird seed I had put out this morning so he must have been starving.
reply by gapeach on Nov 13, 2010 4:05 PM ()
Also, small pets, children....
reply by nittineedles on Nov 13, 2010 10:06 AM ()

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