Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
• Horses: 0
As many have already pointed out, disease and the safety of a small dog would be a real concern. I would get the appropriate animal control group - yesterday - to remove it and not kill it, though. I have had to deal w coyotes all my life, I have yet to have to shoot one, not that I haven't prepared to do so under certain circumstances - nor would I have hesitated had it "come to that". But, the threat of rabies? It needs to be removed.
I use to only have kelpies. Coyotes are afraid of two or more of them - they have very similar "mannerisms" when it comes to stalking something. Other than that, I wouldn't trust the safety of any "free to roam" dog w a pack around....or a little dog with one around.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.