We're dealing with Coyotes right now. |
HUGE pack of them, neighbor (whose a horrible shot) is estimating about 15-20 and they are literally running through the "back yards" of houses. We heard them last night, not sure where on our property but the neighbor had long scared them off with a really lousy shot before hubby got out there with the shotgun.
Chickens are safely locked up before dark, so they are safe. Mostly worried about the dwarf goats (neighbors are losing lambs/goats to this pack).
Anyone know how high a coyote can jump? Goats have 4 feet of field fencing topped with a strand of barbed wire, so total fence is about 5 ft tall. All gates are wired with field fencing as well (freakin escape artist goats!).
Not sure where you live, but if the pack is about that size and there are that many livestock losses I would be calling the local game commission or animal control to get some live catch traps put out.
Again, it all depends on the game laws and where you live as to whether trapping is legal and/or something the county can even provide for you.