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Old 08-18-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Today on my early morning walk I heard something running down the middle of the street. I glanced over and saw a young coyote out for a run.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Yellow, I thought we lived in the same neighborhood? Blows my mind that you have seen coyotes around here!
We do live in the same area and they live here too!

But I am out and about at odd hours. I have 3 big dogs who need their exercise so I am out on the street in the middle of the night all summer long because it's too hot during the day. If you ever see someone walking a doberman, weimaraner, and a GSP, that's me!
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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The Coyotes need cover. That is why they like golf courses. I have seen a half dozen around Sun City Summerlin. And one very big and obviously nursing female just inside the gates at Spanish Trail. She declined to yield right of way and made us stop as she sauntered across the road. Then ducked down and vanished into a golf course culvert.

Use to see them on occasion behind Lone Mountain before the 215. It was pretty wild open desert back that way.

They are rare where we are as there is virtually no cover. Just walled yards and empty desert lots. And the lots are all walked on and ridden on by the kids on bikes and dirt bikes.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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This is off topic but we used to live in La Canada when I was growing up. We lost cats all the time.
They would just disappear.
I'm a little stunned that you can say that in such a matter-of-fact way. "We lost cats all the time, no big deal."

I would think that after the FIRST one "disappeared," you would learn to keep them indoors.

My mom had a dog torn apart by a pack of wild dogs. I don't know if they were coyotes or what. This was in Pahrump. I love my mom, but even all these years later there is a part of me that cannot forgive her for knowing her fence was broken (which is how her dog got out) and doing nothing about it. I can only imagine the horror her dog went through before dying.
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Old 08-18-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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I'm a little stunned that you can say that in such a matter-of-fact way. "We lost cats all the time, no big deal."

I would think that after the FIRST one "disappeared," you would learn to keep them indoors.

My mom had a dog torn apart by a pack of wild dogs. I don't know if they were coyotes or what. This was in Pahrump. I love my mom, but even all these years later there is a part of me that cannot forgive her for knowing her fence was broken (which is how her dog got out) and doing nothing about it. I can only imagine the horror her dog went through before dying.
Sadness on your loss. Even after 8 years I still mourn my dog. Lost to a carcinoma.

And the dog may have loved it. What a way to go. Mine shed his mortal coils in my arms in a very pleasant room in a vet hospital. He would much rather have gone killing a horde of rodents. It was what he lived for.

And much of Pahrump would volunteer to go out with teeth biting into the throat of the others.

Dogs are canine. Not human. And the ones I have known well would have preferred to check out with snapping jaws in combat... not in friendly arms in a vet hospital .
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Sadness on your loss. Even after 8 years I still mourn my dog. Lost to a carcinoma.

And the dog may have loved it. What a way to go. Mine shed his mortal coils in my arms in a very pleasant room in a vet hospital. He would much rather have gone killing a horde of rodents. It was what he lived for.

And much of Pahrump would volunteer to go out with teeth biting into the throat of the others.

Dogs are canine. Not human. And the ones I have known well would have preferred to check out with snapping jaws in combat... not in friendly arms in a vet hospital .
It is absolutely impossible to me to think of a pet dog being torn apart by a pack of wild dogs being a "better" death than dying at home or at the vet's, peacefully (as all of my animals have gone).

Sorry, I know you meant well, but no, my mom's pet dog did not enjoy the horrendous way he died.

And I can't write any more or I will be bawling again, even though it has been years. He was a sweet, sweet dog and deserved SO much better.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My mom had a dog torn apart by a pack of wild dogs. I don't know if they were coyotes or what.
Coyotes aren't pack animals
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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Coyotes aren't pack animals
Around here no. Pairs or singles. But they apparently do pack up in other places...The national forest up behind Pasadena has had trouble with Coyote packs for years.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: In a secret bunker under the Cannery
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Wow if you are still carrying that after 8 years you may want to get some counseling.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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The term wild dogs refers to a specific pack animals in Africa. The are quit beautiful. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...th-Africa.html Gorgeous pics.

A group of dogs here that team up are livin' the thug life. Gone rogue. There are no bad dogs only bad owners.

After 40 some safari's in my life, I laugh when people are scared of coyotes. Take care of your pets. Even if they are in the yard a coyote can get them very quickly.

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