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Old 01-19-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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apparently there are more coyotes than ever, due to breeding season coming up(February/march) how does one deter them from house pets? we have 4 pets 2 cats (whom both will be inside) and 2 dogs (both will need their daily walks) Ive thought of bringing my baseball bat around but it'll make me look like a crazy person.... what else is there to protect my family? air horns and paper spray? iI don't even know where to get those here?

other than a gun which we are considering getting for the safety after our break in last year.

I know I sound paranoid but never encountered this in chicago growing up (and that place is much more dangerous than here)
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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I'd rather face a coyote than a Chicago thug. But I'd sooner put down a Chicago thug than a coyote.

Pepper spray is probably the best bet. It's probably available at any outdoor goods store (bear spray). Other than that, keep track of your pets.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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apparently there are more coyotes than ever, due to breeding season coming up(February/march) how does one deter them from house pets? we have 4 pets 2 cats (whom both will be inside) and 2 dogs (both will need their daily walks) Ive thought of bringing my baseball bat around but it'll make me look like a crazy person.... what else is there to protect my family? air horns and paper spray? iI don't even know where to get those here?

other than a gun which we are considering getting for the safety after our break in last year.

I know I sound paranoid but never encountered this in chicago growing up (and that place is much more dangerous than here)

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The road runner is natures foil to coyotes. If you import a couple from the Southwest, the coyotes will spend all their time trying to catch the road runners, and should ignore you and your pets.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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The road runner is natures foil to coyotes. If you import a couple from the Southwest, the coyotes will spend all their time trying to catch the road runners, and should ignore you and your pets.
But will the coyotes have ACME accounts?

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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I'd rather face a coyote than a Chicago thug. But I'd sooner put down a Chicago thug than a coyote.

Pepper spray is probably the best bet. It's probably available at any outdoor goods store (bear spray). Other than that, keep track of your pets.
thanks would outdoor world have this?
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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one just killed a jack russel in east charlotte. Coyote kills pet dog in east Charlotte | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

I guess pepper spray would work. I'd use a gun but I'm a crack shot. Never owning a gun, not sure it would be wise popping off at a yote in plaza midwood. If you go the gun route get a shotgun. 20 gauge(less kick then a 12) Will do the job at close range but the shot quickly dies out past 50 yards. Keep in mind its a crime to discharge a firearm in the city
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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thanks would outdoor world have this?
Yup...

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Do be careful with a gun! Maybe an air gun? That is what we have for use in the backyard, should coyotes come around. As a child, we had an encounter with a rabid dog and that imprinted on me forever the importance of having some sort of weapon that could keep an animal at bay til the family can get inside and summon help from Animal Control.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:07 AM
 
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Do be careful with a gun! Maybe an air gun? That is what we have for use in the backyard, should coyotes come around. As a child, we had an encounter with a rabid dog and that imprinted on me forever the importance of having some sort of weapon that could keep an animal at bay til the family can get inside and summon help from Animal Control.
I might be scared to use an airgun. what if you just make him mad lol
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I might be scared to use an airgun. what if you just make him mad lol
Are they usually that aggressive? I thought they were pretty shy when it comes to human contact. Maybe I am wrong . . . Just seems to me I would have to be too close for comfort in order to spray 'em . . . maybe shoot 'em first and if they charge, then spray 'em.
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