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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    The Coyote has become a real problem as people move into their former hunting grounds .One woman had her little dog snatched from her walled in patio by one jumping over the wall and grabbing her dog away from her .By the time her husband rushed out the critter and dog were gone.They also frequent the dumpsters out back of Mac Donald's in western desert towns for the leftovers.They'll eat just about anything along with small dogs and cats.They are learning not to fear man but they mostly feed at night so the contact is minimal .
    Chicago actually has quite a large population, it's a boon because they are helping to keep the rat population down and the Canada Geese

    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/urbcoyot.htm

    ON THE LOOSE: URBAN COYOTES THRIVE IN NORTH AMERICAN CITIES

    COLUMBUS , Ohio – Even in the largest American cities, a historically maligned beast is thriving, despite scientists' belief that these mammals intently avoid urban human populations.

    This animal's amazing ability to thrive in metropolitan areas has greatly surprised scientists, says Stanley Gehrt, an assistant professor of environmental and natural resources at Ohio State University. Gehrt is in the sixth year of a multi-year study of coyote behavior in urban Chicago.

    Since the study began, Gehrt and his colleagues have found that urban coyote populations are much larger than expected; that they live longer than their rural cousins in these environments; and that they are more active at nighttime than coyotes living in rural areas.

    Coyotes also do some good – they help control rapidly growing populations of Canada geese throughout North America .

    “We couldn't find an area in Chicago where there weren't coyotes,” Gehrt said. “They've learned to exploit all parts of their landscape.”

    And while his coyote research is concentrated in Chicago , the results likely apply to most major metropolitan areas in North America . Gehrt has even seen a pack of about a dozen on Ohio State 's campus in Columbus .

    The study began in Chicago in 2000 when Gehrt was a research biologist for the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in Dundee , Ill. In the 1990s the foundation was increasingly inundated with complaints about coyotes taking pets and reportedly stalking children.

    The number of calls grew, and in the late 1990s the Cook County Animal Control agency asked Gehrt to gather information on coyote populations in metropolitan Chicago .

    The study was only supposed to last for a year.

    “Nine million people live in the greater Chicago area,” said Gehrt, who is also a wildlife extension specialist at Ohio State . “We didn't think very many coyotes could thrive in such a highly urbanized area. We also thought that the few animals that were causing problems were probably used to living around people.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    Chicago actually has quite a large population, it's a boon because they are helping to keep the rat population down and the Canada Geese

    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/urbcoyot.htm
    Given the choice, I'll take coyotes over the geese any day.
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    Geese are messy but at least they're not killing and eating pets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso Jones View Post
    Geese are messy but at least they're not killing and eating pets.
    and I can roast them up that will put turkey to shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Given the choice, I'll take coyotes over the geese any day.
    I agree, geese are mean little fuckers, my Grandparents raised them, Canada geese included. I've been chased by them, my Grandmother was as well ended up falling and twisting her knee which never healed right and had to have it replaced about 5 years afterward. I'll take the Coyotes any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    and I can roast them up that will put turkey to shame.
    If you take a Canadian Goose the Federal Game people will be at your backdoor before sundown .Plus you need to feed them grain to flush out that crap they've been eating,You're better off raising your own .
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    Screaming and acting crazy never got me any pussy.
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    YOU ARE SO WRONG! funneh - but wrong! lol:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Given the choice, I'll take coyotes over the geese any day.
    I agree. The coyotes are friendlier, less aggressive, and less likely to attack people - and I don't think I've ever found coyote shit on the hood of my car either . . . .
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    I like Coyotes. They are all over where I live. I regularly see them on the side of the road, sniffing around at night. When it comes to animal dangers, I'm more worried about Javelina and mountain lions. The more developed this area gets, the less Javelina I see out here, but I still see or hear them sometimes when I'm out walking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malloc View Post
    By helping the cat, this guy may have starved the coyote. The coyote has got to eat too right? Besides, the coyote obviously caught the cat fair and square, probably with an ACME slingshot and a bag of kitty chow, I would have let him keep it.
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