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Old 08-06-2009, 06:50 PM
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We had them in northeastern PA. We owned 2 acres in the country. They'd yip and howl at night, sometimes right next to our house. They'd go nuts and then all of a sudden it would be silent. Creeped me out. Kitty stayed in at night.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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So scary! I really didn't even know Coyotes were a possibility here! Good to know! Coming from AZ, I know they can be agressive towards animals and humans. I wouldn't want to come in contact with an agressive loose dog let alone a loose unafraid wild animal.
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail NC
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Here's a dumb noob quyestion - are they protected? If one were to come in my backyard and I blasted it with my shotgun, would I be in trouble?
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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Here's a dumb noob quyestion - are they protected? If one were to come in my backyard and I blasted it with my shotgun, would I be in trouble?
Info on the subject, bottom of last page.

http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg04_Hunti...ithCoyotes.pdf
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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We had them in northeastern PA. We owned 2 acres in the country. They'd yip and howl at night, sometimes right next to our house. They'd go nuts and then all of a sudden it would be silent. Creeped me out. Kitty stayed in at night.
Yes, as mentioned before, it's so creepy. All that yipping and then nothing! I remember talking to a gentlemen waiting in line to vote and he had seen a pack of at least 10 or 12 coyotes. Most I saw together were 3 or 4. Had 3 follow DH and I on a walk one night about a block or so, it was pretty scary. Again in CA.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:40 PM
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Yes, as mentioned before, it's so creepy. All that yipping and then nothing! I remember talking to a gentlemen waiting in line to vote and he had seen a pack of at least 10 or 12 coyotes. Most I saw together were 3 or 4. Had 3 follow DH and I on a walk one night about a block or so, it was pretty scary. Again in CA.
That would be scary! I would have freaked out. Not sure if coyote hunting goes on everywhere in the US, but I know they have hunts in PA where I lived and cash prizes were awarded based on size. (You had to take your coyote to the weigh-in station.) I'm afraid of coyotes, but I hate the idea of killing them.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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That would be scary! I would have freaked out. Not sure if coyote hunting goes on everywhere in the US, but I know they have hunts in PA where I lived and cash prizes were awarded based on size. (You had to take your coyote to the weigh-in station.) I'm afraid of coyotes, but I hate the idea of killing them.
Well, we knew when we moved into the home that we would have coyotes. I remember one of the first articles I read in our city newspaper was of a coyote clearing a 6 foot fence and taking a lady's small dog. So we knew to keep our kitties in, unfortunately lost the first one to coyotes. The one we have now is almost 16. Although there were a few times he bolted out the door and wouldn't come back in and the coyotes would be howling. I would be in tears trying to get him in. We had a housing track behind our house but we lived on the curve of the street so one side of our street backed up to a huge field and then another housing track and a state park. So we had lots of sightings and heard them countless times. Like you said they would be right behind our neighbors yards. Saw them trotting in front of our house quite a few times too.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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We lived in Waxhaw a couple of years ago and would hear them at night.

We had no real evidence other than empty boxes from the Acme Rocket Company.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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We lived in Waxhaw a couple of years ago and would hear them at night.

We had no real evidence other than empty boxes from the Acme Rocket Company.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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DH just called me and he was in Waxhaw on Providence by the new hospital/medical building and a Coyote just ran in front of him across Providence, it's 10:15AM.
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