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Old 11-01-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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That's because you are seeing the typical western coyote. The "eastern coyote" or "coydog" or "coywofl" that we have in the Northeast is larger and bulkier. While coyotes don't kill healthy deer, there's plenty of road kill and fawns for them to eat on plus rabbits, possums, and other small animals as well as turkey and grouse.

Many are solitary or paired up but they frequently run in packs, too. I would guess that maybe the packs are temporary or maybe they're family groups of parents and young adult pups but they're frequently observed. This behavior is probably something that comes from their dog or wolf genes. They especially seem to form packs in the winter.

They infest New York's western Southern Tier where I live, and most farmers or landowners will kill them on sight although the legal hunting season for all of NYS except for NYC and Long Island is from October 1 through the end of March with no limit.
That makes sense, because the coyotes I see here in SoCal are not at all large.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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That's because you are seeing the typical western coyote. The "eastern coyote" or "coydog" or "coywofl" that we have in the Northeast is larger and bulkier. While coyotes don't kill healthy deer, there's plenty of road kill and fawns for them to eat on plus rabbits, possums, and other small animals as well as turkey and grouse.

Many are solitary or paired up but they frequently run in packs, too. I would guess that maybe the packs are temporary or maybe they're family groups of parents and young adult pups but they're frequently observed. This behavior is probably something that comes from their dog or wolf genes. They especially seem to form packs in the winter.

They infest New York's western Southern Tier where I live, and most farmers or landowners will kill them on sight although the legal hunting season for all of NYS except for NYC and Long Island is from October 1 through the end of March with no limit.
The coyotes I've seen here in Minnesota are the classic Canis latrans … including a couple in our suburban neighborhood ...
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Although we are in a very small, but densely populated suburban area, we are also right next to canyons, with some going through the city. Coyotes, deer, bobcats, snakes and other forms of wildlife probably feel perfectly comfortable here (in the canyons):

ALISO AND WOOD CANYONS WILDERNESS PARK (35 sec)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-HbJ5QWctQ

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Old 11-01-2015, 12:14 PM
 
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They like parks and golf courses here. Probably because of the rabbits and ground squirrels ( chipmunks to those in the east.) Sometimes they eat cats if they can catch them. Apparently, according to the news, they have been menacing people walking small dogs.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Staten Island
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UGH thanks Canada.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Darwin was right
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:21 AM
 
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I really enjoy the sound of coyotes yipping in the summer night air and the sound of frogs chirping in a pond nearby. It reminds me of being a little girl on the farm and I love it.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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For more, see Coyote attack in Hasting.
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I live in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio just about fifteen minutes east of the border. Just about a mile north is a large park along Lake Erie. At least one family of coyotes live there tucked away in some heavily treed areas probably in a den. But they visit the very heavily trafficked are where I live along a well traveled street downtown as well as quiet neighborhood backyards looking for little dogs left there or food in unsecured garbage cans.

The park and at times our neighborhood has skunks, squirrels, opossums and chipmunks. Even a mink was spotted fishing through the ice on the lake at the park. Deer follow rr tracks behind my building from a very large forest preserve about eight-ten miles away. All potential meals for the coyotes.

These coyotes are not all afraid of people. They’ve gotten close to some humans walking little dogs on a leash. They want the dogs. They have been known to go after larger dogs. After reading the article I’m wondering if it wasn’t just for food. Maybe they were looking for “love.”
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