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Old 10-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #41
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The coyotes in our area seem to be pretty skittish. We've had scarier encounters with aggressive, off leash dogs.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:49 PM   #42
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The coyotes in our area seem to be pretty skittish. We've had scarier encounters with aggressive, off leash dogs.
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99.9% of my problems while on foot have been related to aggressive dogs. I rarely see coyotes, even a dusk, and they are certainly not aggressive.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:19 PM   #43
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Don't let your small dogs out alone or don't walk them at dusk or in the dark. Really a simple solution. We have lots of them on the West Coast. No need to shoot them. We lived in the north valleys for a while and if you got up it in the middle of the night you get hear them all yapping. Quite the spectacle. They get the rodents, etc so everything has a purpose in nature.
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I don't know if this is common in other areas, but where we live many of the parks and public open spaces allow cattle grazing to reduce the fire danger. Cattle vs. hikers / bikers / pet dog range wars are a thing here:

http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/post...?postnum=17646

We've never been chased or cornered by a coyote, but have been by thousand pound cows, especially when we had dogs with us and the herd had calves to protect. Apparently dogs and coyotes are all the same to momma cows. U.C. Davis even made a pamphlet for hikers and bikers on how to keep safe from grazing livestock.
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.223 will take care of it. One shot and the neighbors won't mind
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.223 will take care of it. One shot and the neighbors won't mind

If my life was endangered, but I'm pretty sure the po-po would be by to see what the commotion was about, even if the neighbors didn't mind...
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.223 will take care of it. One shot and the neighbors won't mind
223 will pass through the coyote with limited expansion. Would it tumble? Maybe or not. Maybe keeps going for a long way. My neighbor would mind if the projectile passed thorough his walls. In my state that's worth two felony charges, if no one is hurt. I'll pass.
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Our coyotes seem to stick to the woods - which is mostly state park or national wildlife refuge. I enjoy their concerts, but we rarely see one.

They provide a valuable service by predating smaller animals - we have tons of rabbits and rats, not to mention raccoons and possums. Outdoor cats are a menace to local birdlife. So I tend to think they are providing a service there too in the wilder areas. Nevertheless we seem to have plenty of stray cats around here - maybe that's why they get into our gated community.
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Donkeys

The farm across the road uses a donkey to protect the cattle. Lots of articles about this online. Might be easier to get a gun though.
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While walking solo on the back nine at a California golf course, I had the pleasure of being stalked by a pair of coyotes. They split up so one was on each side of the fairway about 30-40 yards behind/away from me. When I stopped, they stopped and kind of looked away. When I continued walking, they followed. This went on for about 20 minutes. Needless to say I kept my 5-iron in my hand the whole time. Not sure what they wanted, but pretty sure they were not golf fans.
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They were probably after your golfing balls
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