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post #11 of 44 Old 10-05-2013, 02:27 PM
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Shoot it...if you CAN!! Coyotes are quick and once someone has shot at them, they're gone in a flash...or 60 seconds, LOL.
We have a serious coyote problem that has us down 5 cats to only 1. We've resorted to wet cat food and strict outside time rules for him, especially since he's friendly, ONLY uses the litter box--no spraying--and he mouses. I want him inside this whole winter to keep mice out of my house!! Wish me luck, I really like this little guy, who we named, "Toy Cat."
My neighbor, DH and I are planning two hunts bc we know where they are denning.
One will be in early November and the other will be in March. DH doesn't think he can gun down any pups but I can, especially when I think of my sweet kitties that have been coyote food.
You coyote or coy dog, COULD be rapid at any time, since it hasn't been innoculated against it and any animal can carry it, although possums are the least likely.
Shoot in the chest first, then the head. ALWAYS put more bullets in to make sure the animal is dead. I don't believe in animal suffering, even if it's vermin.

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Thanks for all of the input from everyone. Given that I have absolutely no experience with guns and we live in a more suburban area where people can be around at any time (kids playing, joggers, walkers, bicyclists, riders, etc) I don't think that shooting to kill will be a good option for me. I think I will try shooting it with an air rifle to at least deter it from hanging around so much. If it persists or starts to behave even more boldly (running towards people instead of away) I will probably end up calling in a professional to trap it and euthanize it.

The fact is, the coyotes are around. I've heard whole packs of them yipping and yowling, seen a group of them cross through my pasture, and watched two of them fight in our driveway in the middle of the night. I know that my small animals (dog, cats) are at a certain risk no matter what and I have taken as many precautions as I can to try to stack the odds in their favor. It's mainly just this particularly bold/persistent coyote that I am concerned about.
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post #13 of 44 Old 10-05-2013, 10:29 PM
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I would ask animal control to come get him. When they get that bold they really are dangerous.
We have coyotes run through the property every night thanks to the multitude of rabbits around here, but they don't behave like that. They are always hunting or passing through.

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post #14 of 44 Old 10-05-2013, 10:40 PM
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^^^^that! Healthy, "well adjusted" coyotes don't just hang around. Contact you local animal control to have it trapped. Shooting it, even with a paintball gun, in a suburban setting is not a good idea. Coyotes are a shoot on sight animal on my farm but we are far from suburbia.
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Shoot it...if you CAN!! Coyotes are quick and once someone has shot at them, they're gone in a flash...or 60 seconds, LOL.
We have a serious coyote problem that has us down 5 cats to only 1. We've resorted to wet cat food and strict outside time rules for him, especially since he's friendly, ONLY uses the litter box--no spraying--and he mouses. I want him inside this whole winter to keep mice out of my house!! Wish me luck, I really like this little guy, who we named, "Toy Cat."
My neighbor, DH and I are planning two hunts bc we know where they are denning.
One will be in early November and the other will be in March. DH doesn't think he can gun down any pups but I can, especially when I think of my sweet kitties that have been coyote food.
You coyote or coy dog, COULD be rapid at any time, since it hasn't been innoculated against it and any animal can carry it, although possums are the least likely.
Shoot in the chest first, then the head. ALWAYS put more bullets in to make sure the animal is dead. I don't believe in animal suffering, even if it's vermin.
Are you looking to replenish your kitty stock? Lol, we live fairly close and I have some beauties!
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post #16 of 44 Old 10-06-2013, 02:16 PM
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In that case I wouldn't even bother with the pellet gun. I would just call and have someone come get the SOB's out of there.
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Coyotes do not bother me and when riding at the farm I usually go by a den or two and enjoy seeing the pups.
That coyote is there eating apples . They do take small dogs and cats so you might need to encourage it to move on. They also carry Parvo so that and rabies are problems.
Call animal control but in the meantime pick up all the fallen apples. No food source and he will move on or snack on your pets.
Getting a donkey works wonders or a big dog. If you have a boarder with one maybe they can bring it to scare off the coyote. They are as someone posted cowards and scavenge mostly. Shalom
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A mule or donkey would take care of it pretty quick
Yep, this was my first thought.
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