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ME and a Coyote


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18 hours ago, Yul Lose said:

When I bought this house in 1991 one of the first things I did was install what they called a radio fence. I buried a wire around the perimeter of the area that I wanted to keep my 2 Rottweilers, Bart and Barney in. They each wore a collar that would start a mild shock and build up to a strong one the closer they got to the perimeter wire. They learned well and never strayed out of the perimeter, it took quite a b’it of training. The coyotes on the other hand weren’t wearing the collars and hadn’t been trained so over a few days the coyotes killed both dogs. We brought both dogs in in the evening and they stayed in until the next morning, but they were both killed during the day. Our miniature Schnauzer Smokey got killed by coyotes when she escaped from the house thru a patio door my wife was going out of. So if I see a coyote, I shoot it. It’s not uncommon to see 3-4 a day around here sometimes so I doubt they’re going to be on the endangered species list anytime soon.

I’m not an overly cruel person by nature but if they killed my Rottie there would be a lot of raw hamburger with broken glass in it left around my place for the next few weeks

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2 hours ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

Unless your fence is forty feet high it won't do much good.  Our neighborhood and each house has a seven foot block wall around the yards.  I have seen coyotes flat foot spring (like the character PePe LePew in the cartoons) up on top of the wall and then just stroll down the walls looking for lunch.

It got them off cables where they could at least run and fight if need be.

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6 hours ago, Texas Maverick said:

Wolves are worse. Glad we don't have any down here in Texas.

 

All this dog wanted to do was play with his new friend.

 

 

 

TM

Damn. That dog didn't stand even a touch of a chance.

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42 minutes ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

Late one night back in the 80's ol' Hank and I decided to try to ambush us a yodel dog or two.  We were on a buddy's ranch in the foothills, settled in on a ridge about twenty feet apart.  I had a "dying rabbit" call and was working it earnestly.  No coyote; however, I decided to call it a night when what had to be the biggest damned owl west of the Rockies dang near took my hat off.  :huh:

I had an owl darn near land on my hat one night in the desert. I was on a hilltop watching for my friend’s headlights. He was running late and there was no cell service. 
It was breezy and dark but chilly. I had on my brown Stetson just admiring the view and listening when I heard loud flapping sounds above and behind me. I quickly turned and this owl was in the process  of landing on me. 
Surprised the hell out of us both, me and the owl. I jumped backwards and the owl veered right and flew into the little hollow next to the hill I was on. I would say he or she was about 14-16” tall with a wingspan of maybe 30”. 
I guess I looked like a good vantage point to hunt from. :lol:
 

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17 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

I had an owl darn near land on my hat one night in the desert. I was on a hilltop watching for my friend’s headlights. He was running late and there was no cell service. 
It was breezy and dark but chilly. I had on my brown Stetson just admiring the view and listening when I heard loud flapping sounds above and behind me. I quickly turned and this owl was in the process  of landing on me. 
Surprised the hell out of us both, me and the owl. I jumped backwards and the owl veered right and flew into the little hollow next to the hill I was on. I would say he or she was about 14-16” tall with a wingspan of maybe 30”. 
I guess I looked like a good vantage point to hunt from. :lol:
 

OK, so not a coyote but this feller just ended up as supper for the turkey vultures. Shot from my bedroom window.

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21 minutes ago, Sixgun Seamus said:

OK, so not a coyote but this feller just ended up as supper for the turkey vultures. Shot from my bedroom window.

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Buzzards gotta eat too :D

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I get yotes right down behind the garage on occasion. Make your hair stand up when they howl that close!! Wouldn't hesitate to drop one, especially after seeing that video above. I'm with OR on the hamburger bait. Don't mess with my Rottie.:angry:

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I've gotten half a dozen from my dining room patio door over the years.  I have several large dogs, and though I think they are serious enough to take care of themselves, the coyotes are not good neighbors.  Lately I've shot for the tail or nearby rocks.  Seems to discourage them and I don't have to deal with the body.

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TUESDAY NITE UPDATE:

Well, I got everything situated to wait on them again.   Wish me patience and luck..... and hope I don't go to sleep before

they show up.

As for that cat, I didn't shoot it nor do I plan to shoot it.    It appears to be someones domestic cat and I really dont want to harm it.

But, I put 2 rounds from my .22 out in the yard to scare it off.   I don't know if any of you know it, but..... some cats can fly.  :lol:

 

The .45 Marlin is reserved for Mr/Ms Coyote.

 

..........Widder

 

 

 

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