Dog and coyote
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- - March 22, 2012 at 10:11:44
MIKE...I respectfully disagree with your claim?If a person in Nova Scotia was attacked and killed by a coyote then he must have done something to provoke the animal,or (2)the animal was rabid?But,I can assure you,there has never been an unprovoked attack on a human by a coyote.period!
- Vance Rockwell
- - March 22, 2012 at 09:45:16
That encounter was probably a display of sexual interest. The eastern coyote originated in the west. On its slow migration across the country it interbred with dogs and coyotes.
- - March 21, 2012 at 20:16:25
Lets beware of the sense that a coyote has.They are not pets,and people should not treat them as such.If anyone has seen wild kingdom shows,then they would know not to trust coyotes.The female is forced into heat by the male to attract dogs,and as another commentator said lures the dog away to be attacked and killed by the pack.Bleeding hearts won't be so happy when a human gets attacked and killed as happened in Nova Scotia.wild they are and should be left in the wild,not treated as pets!!!!
- - March 21, 2012 at 15:11:20
There has never been a recorded attack on a human by a coyote,period!Unless the coyote was rabid.Heck ,we also have rabid dogs.So should we hunt down all dogs because they may be rabid?It's totally stupid to have fear of an animal who would much rather stay away from humans as most wild animals are want to do.Leave the darn coyotes alone!If anything it is they who should stay away from ignorant humans!
- - March 21, 2012 at 14:17:15
Doesnt anyone realize that coyote plays this game with larger dogs, they are known to lure a dog back to an awaiting pack where they kill the dog. People use dogs in the States to hunt coyote using the dog to lure in the coyote. I would not trust a coyote around a dog.
- - March 21, 2012 at 13:15:53
"Befriending"...is that what the kids are calling it now? As in: Lucy, I'd love to befriend the heck out of you tonight!
- Willie Hunt
- - March 21, 2012 at 12:38:00
When we goes moose hunting in Millertown every fall we are met at the cabin door by a koyete. Hes their every year we figure he must have a nest near bye. we feed him the best of grub and he hangs around for the hole week. At night he sleeps by the woodstove and we even learned him to give us his paw like a old dog. Willie Hunt Pouch Cove NL
- - March 21, 2012 at 09:49:44
Honestly, while I understand that people become alarmed when they see a coyote out around the door or near their childern's schools, I'm still convinced all this coyote buzz lately is exactly that -- buzz. Even though it is unwise to trust any wild animal, please, please, PLEASE people, let's not get carried away by painting coyotes the wrong colour. We need to remember that the large, 82-pound, possible wolf-hybrid the Bonavista b'y nabbed has been the only newsworthy story related to this "issue" so far. Since then, people have started calling in coyotes from all over the island that otherwise would not have been called in before (and you know it's the media outlets, NOT the wildlife offices, that they're calling). This is a perfect example of how more coverage of a certain issue (or non-issue) can change opinions and shape attitudes. Coyotes are not the threat people are now making them out to be. Since this all started, I've heard the conversation change from curiosity to fear. If you take the time to look before you panic, take a cell phone video, and call 9-1-1 (probably in that order), you'll see they're actually kind of awesome. Make a Roadrunner joke. Don't believe the hype!