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Here is the correct URL on information about the Eastern Coyotes. Sorry for the mistake on my previous post...
Eastern Coyotes... http://local.garden.org/Coyotes_Greensboro_NC-r1216651-Greensboro_NC.html
NC Coyote Hunting regulation... Page 50 of the NC Hunting and Trapping Regulation Digest: Effective July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010...Quote "GROUNDHOG, NUTRIA, COYOTE AND SKUNK (striped)...There is no closed season or bag limit." Yes, that is a very liberal season, just as it should be. And hunters are encouraged to shoot on sight while legally hunting other game. Call the Wildlife management Division and ask the question... (919) 707-0050
Red Fox...An extremely large red fox would be approximately 25 pounds. Most are much lighter.
Sorry honest1, my information is correct. It is the article itself that provides erroneous information. The article states..."Hightower emphasized that coyotes are not dangerous to humans and said there are no recorded attacks on humans." I provided links to show that Hightowers' information is inaccurate as there have been attacks and deaths. You are correct that coyote attacks are rare compared to dog bites and maulings. But look at the number of dogs there are and they live in close proximity to humans. I never stated that attacks from these animals are numerous, but that attacks have taken place.
You state that you respect "Our Wildlife"...that is a contradiction because it is our wildlife that these outsider coyotes are attacking, eating and sometimes maiming. Pinehurst and other towns are not a natural environment for these predators to live in. I love nature and wildlife, but I prefer our natural wildlife and our dogs and cats better than I do coyotes.
Here's another fact for you....As the coyote population is allowed to expand in this area, the possibility of an attack on humans becomes that much more possible. How many bites or attacks on Pinehurst residents would be acceptable in your mind to a species that was never intended to inhabit this area? I would think that if coyotes should be welcomed into our community, it would be a good idea for NC State Wildlife Officers to change the state laws. Coyotes can be hunted by regulation six days per week. There is no closed season and no bag limit. In fact hunters are encouraged to shoot them on sight because our wildlife officers know the destruction that these predators are doing to our local fauna and the dangers involved as they encroach upon our communities. Is this what you respect? How about we just import a few grizzly bears into our community? We can call them cuddly guys Smokey the Bear as we also compare these coyotes to the cartoon character.
About coydogs...Here is a link to a respectable web site. I'll let people decide for themselves whether or not they exist and if they'd like to take the chance of having some of them roam our neighborhoods:
One thing I forgot to add is that the coyotes are also establishing themselves at the #8 golf course adjacent to the housing complex of Village Acres. It has been "Rumored" that pets have been disappearing from that area. This time of year is when coyotes begin their denning and mating ritual. Come about April or May Moore County will have on the average of six more coyote pups per each breeding female. Coyote females will also breed with pet or feral dogs producing coydogs. I admire the coyote's adaptive behavior and survival skills, but have no sentimental attachment to them. We also have no population of ground squirrels that cause any problems in horse country. Most of us have pet cats and dogs which I do have a sentimental attachment to.
The coyote situation in Pinehurst is not only disturbing, but this article and the comment provided seem to sugar coat the actual problem. Yes, they are a serious threat to pet owners, but the facts go further. They are not cute and cuddly visitors to our community. They are a threat to not only pets but to humans as well. Especially to infants and young children. There are numerous recordings of attacks on humans, especially the young. I will include a URL of a recent attack that killed a young and upcoming singer in Canada.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/29/folk-singer-coyote-attack-canada
Here is another URL that will give examples of coyote attacks on humans is Western states.... http://tchester.org/sgm/lists/coyote_attacks.html Although these attacks are even less frequent than dog bites, when a coyote does attack, he or she is looking for food. The attacks I listed are for Western Coyotes. Our Eastern coyotes have taken on genetic tendencies to be both larger and more aggressive. North Carolina Wildlife officials should be able to confirm this. NC wildlife policy is to shoot these animals on site and plead witrh deer hunetrs to do just that.
Me and my wife have lost three pet cats to coyotes. I can provide a picture of the grissly remains of one such pet that I tracked down in the woods. Coyotes also hunt our natural fauna such as possums, racoon, fox, birds and young deer. They will also snatch a calf at birth let alone other livestock. Coyotes are wonderful and intelligent creatures, but they belong out in the open west with plentiful supplies of jack rabbits, etc....NOT in Pinehurst, NC doing what comes natural to them. I lost three pets and if anyone has a problem with these coyotes, I will help them solve their problem free of charge. I can only do so in accordance with State laws. If you have an active problem with coyotes, please call me (Mike) at 215-0487.
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