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Old 02-10-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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Exclamation Help!!! I think there is a coyote in my neighborhood!!

I found the remains of an animal this morning right on my front porch...fresh blood, and guts everywhere!! I have a small doggy, and don't want him to get eaten. How do I prevent coyotes from getting into my yard and killing my dog, other than the obvious, which is to walk outside in the back WITH my dog when he goes potty. Would Javalina have done this too?? is ther some type of repellant I can get for coyotes and wild pigs??
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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We have many coyotes in our community and I often walk with them in the early mornings. Not much you can do to keep them away from your house. You can protect your pets by keeping them inside with you, especially if you do not have a fence and even then, coyotes can climb them. We lost our 12 year old cat after he escaped from the house and we suspect he made dinner for 8.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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Does that stuff called Coyote pee work at all?? or how about those coyote rollers??
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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There was a video shown on a local channel several weeks ago which showed a coyote hopping on top of a block fence. He then walked on it looking down in both yards, probably casing for lunch.

I would not leave any pet unattended in the back yard.

altus2006
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Sounds as likely that the neighbor's cat was doing the eating - particularly if most of it was just left there.

Javelina don't eat animals.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: 38,000 feet
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try this -- Animal Repellent: Deer Repellent, Shake-Away Coyote & Fox Urine
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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I know for a fact that none of my neighbors have cats, but I never did consider the cat could be a feral one as well.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I know for a fact that none of my neighbors have cats, but I never did consider the cat could be a feral one as well.
Could be an owl too or a bobcat (if you are next to the desert). I see the bobcats around my house and worry more about them than the coyotes. In spite of the tv, I never heard firsthand of a coyote jumping a wall and grabbing a dog and jumping back (except on this forum, of course ). Can it happen, sure. Does it? Probably not often. That's characteristic behavior for a bobcat, though. But then again, would a bobcat hang around on a human front porch for lunch? They are pretty spooky.

Anyhow, the advice is correct. If you have a little dog stay outside with it at night, sunrise, sunset and don't leave it out side all day if you can avoid it. Make a dog pen with a cover. If you see coyotes, make all kinds of noise and throw things at it to keep it wary of humans. Never, never, leave food out for the wild animals.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: arizona on the border
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I say cat, feral or not. Never saw a coyote eat their catch in a occupied area.
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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They do not eat where they catch it, they will carry it back to a safer location.

You have nothing to worry about, it's just a coyote.
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