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Old 04-01-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Well, it's a nice, cool Easter morning so far & my fiance' & I could go walking right now on that college campus where we saw that coyote, but eh. We walk in a couple of other places a LOT more than just that college.

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I don't remember if I said it back then, but NO, I didn't input my info in that thing!
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: WMHT
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Wink Do black bears count as two-legged predators?

At this time of year, I'm more concerned about the bears than the coyotes. This is the time when bears emerge from hibernation, hungry and often with cubs to protect.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: DC area
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The coyotes haven't arrived in eastern Maryland (yet).

There was a rabid grey fox that charged me several nights a few summers ago. It kept me indoors a while. Then, I just picked up a long stick to talk along for the walk.

There was a young, aspiring singer songwriter who got attacked / mauled to death by a group of coyotes several years ago while hiking alone in a rural, forested area on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Forensics discovered that she tried to save herself. She ran to some kind of outdoor structure near the scene of the attack. It looked like she tried to ply to the door open, but couldn't break the lock. The coyotes finished her off.

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Old 04-01-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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There was a young, aspiring singer songwriter who got attacked / mauled to death by a group of coyotes several years ago while hiking alone in a rural, forested area on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Forensics discovered that she tried to save herself. She ran to some kind of outdoor structure near the scene of the attack. It looked like she tried to ply to the door open, but couldn't break the lock. The coyotes finished her off.
Fake News isn't limited to politics.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Southern Indiana here. We have about 25 acres of woods we own behind the house and there is another 20 or so owned by neighbors. At the edge of the woods is a very large farm field. I hear the coyotes nightly out near the field. If you've never heard a pack of coyotes, it's a bit scary sounding and varies from a ghost-like sound to a bunch of kids playing.

One winter day I was out walking through the woods and noticed a coyote a few hundred yards away from me. I stopped. He stopped. We stared at each other awhile before he turned and ran off.

One afternoon I looked out the kitchen window and saw one in walking through the back yard. I definitely didn't like it's proximity to the house.

I keep my phone with me when I'm out in the woods. My intent is to first play obnoxious music really loud if I encounter coyotes and second to call for help.

I've seen a coyote on a main street in town while going to church. We used to hear them fairly often in our suburban Chicago house.

I know bobcats are nearby, but we've yet to see or hear one. I suspect it's only a matter of time. T

o this day my son and brother swear they saw a large black cat on a nearby trail. Others in the general area have reported seeing a similar large black cat. We still laugh at it though as a some reported seeing Big Foot a few miles away.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The coyotes haven't arrived in eastern Maryland (yet).

There was a rabid grey fox that charged me several nights a few summers ago. It kept me indoors a while. Then, I just picked up a long stick to talk along for the walk.

There was a young, aspiring singer songwriter who got attacked / mauled to death by a group of coyotes several years ago while hiking alone in a rural, forested area on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Forensics discovered that she tried to save herself. She ran to some kind of outdoor structure near the scene of the attack. It looked like she tried to ply to the door open, but couldn't break the lock. The coyotes finished her off.
What do you consider eastern Maryland? They're certainly here in Southern Maryland. You guys have had a couple bears spotted the last few years on the Shore and one was killed over here in St. Mary's.
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Fake News isn't limited to politics.
Not quite:

Coyotes kill Toronto singer in Cape Breton | CBC News

Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes, park official says - CNN.com
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Encountered a rabid coyote but he was so very ill, he just slowly wandered off. Called animal control but they did not arrive in time to put him down. He couldn't have lived more than a day or two I expect....very sad.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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We live 20 minutes to the loop of Chicago, yet it's like a different planet here in our satellite community. I've seen many coyotes on my late night walks and bike rides. I've had my dogs with me when I used to see this big beautiful male coyote walking around town. He just ran off as we got closer. My first encounter with a coyote was decades ago when I was coming home from work after working the second shift. I saw it around midnight on the side of a busy road. I pulled over thinking it was someones dog. I was literally about 6 feet away from it and calling it to come to me. I remember thinking that it was the strangest dog I've ever seen before realizing that it was a coyote. It finally took off into the woods. I don't fear them at all.

We have deer that walk the streets and it was a real treat to see three bucks on one of my walks with the boys. We have a couple of patches of woods in our town and I love to go there after midnight on nights with a full moon. I've seen deer, coyote, foxes and lots of raccoons and possums. They're all a peaceful bunch and we've had some nice conversations

I just have my Yorkie now and I won't be letting him off leash in the woods like I used to when I had my other dog with us. He's just too little and would be a good snack for a hungry coyote. Everything has to eat. I respect that.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Coeur D’Alene
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Ive seen a wolf, grizzly bear, Black bears, moose and deer in the wild but I was in my kitchen so I didn’t do anything but take pictures or watch thru binoculars.
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