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post #21 of 44 Old 10-06-2013, 06:25 PM
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post #22 of 44 Old 10-06-2013, 06:56 PM
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Well, stinging it with a BB isn't going to solve your problem. It will be back .

If you're not willing to shot it (with something that's lethal) then do as already suggested and find someone who will. (If you live near Walla Walla I have a very old friend from my childhood days that I can recommend if he's willing and he might even use a bow).

Short of that see if someone around there has a Great Pyr or an Estrela Mountain Dog they will let you borrow for week (they are highly territorial flock/herd guard dogs and will make short work of anything they see as a predator....coyote, wolf, even known to run off bears) although the Great Pyr is less likely to actually attack the pest if it runs away and stays away. It will however keep it away and attack if it doesn't "get the message".

We use to not have coyotes here, but they've settled in large numbers in the last 15 years now so the state has open season on them all year (along with beaver).

They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)
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I wouldn't try another big dog to chase off coyote. The ******s here lured my friend's Great Dane mix into the woods and the whole pack of coyotes ganged up on him and shredded him to bits.

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Don't use a dog. Like wares said...they lure them out and then will attack.

The best option is shoot to kill.
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My two pit bulls have full run of all 3000+ acres on the farm with more than 4 or 5 packs of coyotes. They no longer venture near the house or surrounding pastures. I have not lost a barn cat or chicken in a couple of years.
Those dogs work for me in keeping them away.
Before that we have always had german shepherds. Never had a coyote tangle with them either. Shalom
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That right db, "a" coyote, thing is, a whole pack took this dog out.

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waresbare our farm is over 6 square miles . My nearest neighbor is 2 miles away. There are several packs of coyotes that roam the farm and surrounding areas. Come visit and at sundown here all of them howl and yip. You would think you are surrounded by coyotes.
Our dogs have never been attacked even when there was only one. They roam the farm at will and when riding i sometimes see them 2 miles from the house making their rounds.
Coyotes have never taken a calf or foal. My dogs do not fear them. They fear my dogs and always have.
Now I do live in a very rural area at the farm and there are plenty of rabbits and other wildlife . bears and cougars, bobcats and deer. The only thing we kill every time we see one is a snake. Maybe an alligator once or twice but Im not admitting to that.
I enjoy the coyotes singing at night and thrilled when I glimpse one of them.
We even named a pair that raised pups several years a mile from the house. That den is still in use. Shalom
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post #28 of 44 Old 10-07-2013, 12:22 AM
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They attacked my friends collie when she was out riding, and coyotes killed my one neighbor's min pin.
My other neighbor has two cur type dogs loose on his property and coyotes don't bother them.
Like someone said they are opportunistic, so they look for the easy meal.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.

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waresbare our farm is over 6 square miles . My nearest neighbor is 2 miles away. There are several packs of coyotes that roam the farm and surrounding areas. Come visit and at sundown here all of them howl and yip. You would think you are surrounded by coyotes.
Our dogs have never been attacked even when there was only one. They roam the farm at will and when riding i sometimes see them 2 miles from the house making their rounds.
Coyotes have never taken a calf or foal. My dogs do not fear them. They fear my dogs and always have.
Now I do live in a very rural area at the farm and there are plenty of rabbits and other wildlife . bears and cougars, bobcats and deer. The only thing we kill every time we see one is a snake. Maybe an alligator once or twice but Im not admitting to that.
I enjoy the coyotes singing at night and thrilled when I glimpse one of them.
We even named a pair that raised pups several years a mile from the house. That den is still in use. Shalom
My experience with coyotes has been different.

They have and will kill calves and foals. Sometimes while being born, sometimes after. They also take down and kill older horses and cows. Barn cats and house dogs are easy prey for a coyote where I live.

I, too, enjoy seeing and hearing coyotes, but I do protect my pets and livestock.

Cougars? We are nothing but kitty kibbles to them. We humans are not at the top of the food chain, having little in the way of natural defenses.
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Boots like I said here they dont bother animals larger than themselves. They are a problem for goat and sheep raisers. They will of course take small dogs and cats. Shalom
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