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Re: [RC] coyote threat - Dot Wiggins

The Coyotes I'm used to seeing are usually quite shy.   They can be very hard on cats, small dogs, etc.  They are very adaptable and have moved into suburbs and even cities.  I've read of attacks on small children in LA.  Don't know if that's true or not.
I have had them follow my horse on accession, seemed just curious.  One summer when I was working at a fire lookout one followed me several miles every time I rode out one ridge.  Didn't threaten me or my dog, just trotted along 50 yds behind.
The kind of mange coyotes get around here  (Idaho) is usually fatal, and it can be contagious to dogs.
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Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] coyote threat

These guys are hungry.  They are out in the daylight hunting for food.  I've had two cats get eatten, and one of my neighbors lost a cat too, all in the last 2 weeks.  They have the mange so bad that they are nearly hairless.  Two grown ones were in the pasture the other morning looking for mice/rats...the horse just stopped and grouped together and watched them. 

Barbara McCrary <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Interesting....the coyotes out west are not nearly that brave, at least not on our ranch and its environs.  They aren't easily frightened, but they are wary.  And I've never had one threaten me or my horse.  I've seen one chasing around, playing so to speak, with one of our dogs, many years ago, as we were out for a ride.  I called the dog back to me, as I understand that a couple of coyotes will gang up on a dog and attack him.  Coyotes work well in packs, or at least in pairs.
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Re: [RC] coyote threat, Jody Rogers-Buttram