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Old 07-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Originally Posted by DewDropInn View Post
Coyote attacks ARE rare but three people were bitten in Peoria, AZ just last March. Authorities believe someone in the area had been feeding the coyotes and they'd been associating humans with food. A woman was also bitten outside a library in AZ a few years ago. She worked preparing meats. It's believed the smell of blood on her work apron attracted the coyote.

My point was the bites are rare because coyotes have so many small animals available to them but human bites do happen. In addition, after the fatal attack by a coyote on a 3 year old girl in Glendale, CA in 1981 the state instituted urban coyote management programs.
The real danger from wild canines is rabies. Where I live the red foxes are particularly dangerous in this regard, though obviously they couldn't devour anything much larger than a squirrel. I'm sure there's a similar issue with coyotes.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:02 AM
Location: GLAMA
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Originally Posted by Vary View Post
Why take on a big human when they can go down a few houses and snatch a shih-tsu.
Go Team Coyote!
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:55 AM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I've seen coyotes all of the place. The Beach, Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Canyons, Parking lots, etc.

Rattlesnakes are all around, too. There use to be a pile of rocks in the Bolsa Chica wetlands were you would see kids playing. I would always tell their parents about the rattlesnakes. The wouldn't believe me until Iu showed them very visible rattlesnake nests.

The county had signs posted, but because the were very cool graphically, the locals would always steal them.
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