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Old 05-24-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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Honestly, the only thing to be concerned about are Coyote's if you have a small dog.
Or a small child.
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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Honestly, the only thing to be concerned about are Coyotes if you have a small dog. There is a concern about an occassional rabid racoon, but it never seems to amount to anything.
I hear about dogs disappearing, but kids never....Coyotes are looking for food and don't eat humans.. The handful attacks that have occurred tend to be in California. Cougars and mountain lions are a different story.

That being said, if you leave your toddlers outside in Westchester without adult supervision (particularly at night), you probably have bigger problems...like a substance abuse addiction.

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Old 05-25-2014, 04:34 AM
 
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I hear about dogs disappearing, but kids never....Coyotes are looking for food and don't eat humans.. The handful attacks that have occurred tend to be in California.
There was also a case in Rye with some kids playing in their yard:

Parents on edge after 2nd coyote attack in Rye in just 2 weeks | 7online.com
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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lyme disease is a problem anywhere deer live, which is pretty much everywhere in northern westchester. I grew up in Chappaqua with houses on three sides of us and we had deer in our yard on a daily basis, so a lack of 'woods' around you isn't going to stop them (the apple trees were a big draw I think!).
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Yorktown Heights NY
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There was also a case in Rye with some kids playing in their yard:

Parents on edge after 2nd coyote attack in Rye in just 2 weeks | 7online.com
Yes, but that was Rye. Those southern Westchester coyotes are so desperate they'll attack anything. Northern Westchester coyotes are far pickier.

Just kidding. I've never heard of a coyote attack in the area, but that doesn't mean it's not possible. Obviously it's possible down county in less wooded areas, too.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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Coyotes have been seen and heard around Central Park in Manhattan.
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Old 05-30-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Well... this forum definitely took a turn for the worst. We went from rabbits to snakes and child-eating coyote. Amazingly, we are still considering the house. Somehow $$ manages to temper my slight fear of wildlife.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Well... this forum definitely took a turn for the worst. We went from rabbits to snakes and child-eating coyote. Amazingly, we are still considering the house. Somehow $$ manages to temper my slight fear of wildlife.
The coyote stuff is pretty ridiculous. Because somebody someplace had an incident doesn't make it a real issue. Live among the creatures as we do. The hummingbirds have appeared, they are delightful.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:09 PM
 
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Yes, but that was Rye. Those southern Westchester coyotes are so desperate they'll attack anything. Northern Westchester coyotes are far pickier.

Just kidding. I've never heard of a coyote attack in the area, but that doesn't mean it's not possible. Obviously it's possible down county in less wooded areas, too.
I have had them in my backyard.
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