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Old 01-14-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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About the coyotes -- You will never see one if you live in the urban area of Albuquerque. Maybe you'll see one if you live out on the west mesa where there is nothing behind you (aka petroglyphs). I have a friend in Taylor Ranch whose home backs up to the petroglyphs. She's lost two cats to coyotes. Now her current cats are indoors all the time.

In all the time I've lived here (over 34 years), I've only seen a handful of coyotes not including the dead ones you'll see on the side of the highway if you travel around the state. Once we saw a family of them cross the road in front of us in Rio Rancho right as we passed Rio Rancho High School. Another time at Blades (right next to Rio Rancho High School) we heard what sounded like puppies yelping behind the building. Went to investigate and found a litter of coyote pups. That was before all of the building that's been going on over the last three years.

Your much more likely to see roadrunners around the city. They will come up pretty close in populated areas. And there are no worries about them hurting your dog.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Just saw a coyote, tuesday morning going to work. Indian School and Monte Largo
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Saw a coyote a few months ago on the North side of the VA hospital, ran across Gibson Blvd towards the Starbucks.

They had many sightings of coyotes in the grounds of the Albuquerque Academy, I have seen them twice while driving down Wyoming Blvd in the early hours.


January 08, 2010


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg9a-W2fpaE




Local Coyote on the Rio Rancho/Corrales border. There is a pair, have watched them go behind houses looking for food. Saw them last time around Oct 09. This one is looking through a gate. The people there have two large dogs, but they do not leave them out for very long.





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Having dogs in yard in Bernalillo

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Also, I have heard there are lots of snakes, scorpions, spiders, and coyotes. I have a shih tzu I walk outside and I'm afraid it isn't safe to bring her. Any advice on this?
Advice, coyotes are not a big problem. I walk my dog's every day, in 11 years no problems with Coyotes, but, been chased by dogs running loose 15+ times.


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Old 01-15-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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... coyotes --
You will never see one if you live in the urban area of Albuquerque. ...
You see them crossing Tramway regularly.

They also make their way far into the city along the arroyos.

I haven't personally seen one as far West as Uptown or UNM,
but I sure wouldn't be surprised to see one there.

Coyotes
also thrive in suburban settings and even some urban ones.
Researchers studied coyote populations in Chicago over a six-year period,
proposing that coyotes have adapted well to living in densely populated
urban environments while avoiding contact with humans. They found,
among other things, that urban coyotes tend to live longer than their rural
counterparts, kill rodents and small pets, and live anywhere from parks to
industrial areas. As a testament to the coyote's habitat adaptability, a
coyote (known as "Hal") was even captured in Manhattan's Central Park
the same month, March 2006.


Just because I haven't seen one, doesn't mean I haven't walked just a
few feet from one at UNM. I can remember hiking on Piño Trail ( out of
Ellena Gallegos ) one morning just as the sun was rising. One started
howling and all of its friends joined in making the hair on the back of
my neck stand up. I estimate there were at least 30 or 40 "friends"
within 100-200 ft of my location. ... primaeval, it was.

They were right there, but I never saw even one.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Are there certain areas young women can do or things to avoid doing?
Yeah. Ask other young women who go to UNM what they know and do.

All the babes that lived around me when I lived in the ghetto area
seemed to just come and go as they pleased alone and in groups
at all hours of the day. I'm not saying that was smart, but it is
what they did.

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I have a shih tzu ...
I thought Shih Tzu's liked little scorpion crunchies. (kidding)

Supposedly cats are not effected by the sting, but
I don't know that for sure. I do know for sure that
they like batting bark scorpions around.

That's just great kitty! Go ahead and get the scorpion
pissed off so it can sting me tonight! .... stupid cat!
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Just saw a coyote, tuesday morning going to work. Indian School and Monte Largo
OK, so I learned something new after reading about all of the coyote sightings. I've never ever seen one in a highly populated area, but I guess they do come around.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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I'm looking at possibly attending graduate school in albuquerque, but two things are worrying me....first, I'm worried about the high rate of rapes in the city. Are there certain areas young women can do or things to avoid doing?

Also, I have heard there are lots of snakes, scorpions, spiders, and coyotes. I have a shih tzu I walk outside and I'm afraid it isn't safe to bring her. Any advice on this?
lots and lots of people have pit bulls around here. sometime they get loose.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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I'm looking at possibly attending graduate school in albuquerque, but two things are worrying me....first, I'm worried about the high rate of rapes in the city. Are there certain areas young women can do or things to avoid doing?

Also, I have heard there are lots of snakes, scorpions, spiders, and coyotes. I have a shih tzu I walk outside and I'm afraid it isn't safe to bring her. Any advice on this?
I spent a summer living a couple of blocks from campus while taking graduate classes at UAA. My cat slipped out & was hit by a car so I would say that the most danger to your shih tzu is vehicles! Be sure to keep her on a leash.

As for your personal safety, use the same safety techniques for women recommended in almost any city in the world.
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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You shouldn't have a problem in the city with your dog (I agree vehicles would be your biggest concern). If you want to go hiking in the mountains, live in the foothills, or are really concerned about snakes take your dog to a training class where they do snake training. It is amazing how fast and well a good trainer can teach your dog to stay away from snakes (and be able to warn you well before you could ever know it was there).
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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i haven't seen any snakes. but i have seen 2 black widows. one in my kitchen the day after i moved in. and one in my garage. i'm in a loft downtown, so if they're here, they're probably everywhere.

they're not aggressive. so they're safe to people. but if your dog were to put her nose right up to one, she might get bit.
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