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Coyote Encounter

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by Metalman 55, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Metalman 55

    Metalman 55 Senior Member

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    This morning while on the 941 loader & was travelling across the property near the back when I see what looked like a coyote in the distance & it went up near my work area that is perhaps 200' away, then turned around & came in my direction, skirting around behind the bee hives, then crossed right in front of me! That is rare around here to see the least.

    Video isn't great but I did my best!

    Usually they see a person & head the opp way! I have noticed over the years when someone is on a machine, they don't always have the same level of fear.

    This feller looked to be in pretty good shape to me, but I am no expert.

    Once in a great while when I am walking my dog in the back 40 he will give chase & they always high tail it.

    Hope the video works ok!

     
  2. Scrub Puller

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    Thanks or posting Metalman 55 . . . he sure did look healthy. I always associate coyotes with dessert country and it was interesting to see one among beehives and snow.

    Cheers.
     
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    Must not have many wolves in your area. Wolves like to eat coyotes.
     
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    Next time leave the camera and use the .243:rolleyes:
     
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    Looked real healthy to me also. Must have been his scheduled patrol looking for a meal. I've seen the same thing with quite a few animals not being concerned with machines. Seen deer and elk stand on the edge of clear cut and just stare at the shovels working their way through the cut.
     
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    We have a pack of coyotes working the local area. Come up by the house AFTER dark so as not to catch hell from me as I have taken two out so far. They do tend to get a little braver as winter wears on them for a meal.
     
  7. Metalman 55

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    No wolves around here anymore. My dad used to say that 60 + years ago that there were timber wolves around here then.
     
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    This one was spotted on one of the sites I've worked on. If you're not familiar with the area around Pittsburgh PA, it's kind of hilly, so there's lots of wooded green space between neighborhoods. This particular site overlooks one of the rivers, and abuts a large city park, but it is within the city. Up the hill, 100 yards behind where he's standing, is a typical dense urban neighborhood. 20160705_085122_resized.jpg
     
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    Around here all the Coyotes stopped howling years ago. They figured out it was just a dinner bell for the Wolves. The Wolves we have in Montana love to kill for the sport of it, even if they're not hungry. They have wiped out 90% of the Elk population.
     
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    I would think that fellow needs to be terminated coming around that close. He is up to no good. I live in a small city and have them in my front yard. I have small house dogs , they love them. I am low enough in a valley to be able to fire a 5.56 at them. They are killing our small game as well.
     
  11. Metalman 55

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    When I walk the dog back on the trails we find all sorts of evidence that the coyotes have been there, especially on a cold winter with lots of snow (these pics are from previous years). This year has been warmer, so I have not seen anything to speak of. The dog is sort of a big boy & when he sees a coyote he chases them off, as he would outweigh them by at least half again their weight. So far they never challenge us! I will say though, once the dog latches onto a trail find like that, he don't let go easy!!
     
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    coyotes are pack hunters and will tear you dog apart, if you go walking with your dog , you better bring some artillery to shoot the coyotes, they will set up your dog, 1 coyote will play injured and get your dog to chase him right into the woods were 10 coyotes will be waiting for an ambush, and the coyotes will learn overtime how you walk your dog...and then set you up...
     
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    What part of Ontario are you in?

    I saw a large coyote walking up the sidewalk near my shop in Pickering in the fall.
     
  14. Metalman 55

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    Near the Niagara area.
     
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    Looks like a decent pelt walking around them beehives. I'd be sure to take him out before he brings his buddies around and reeks havoc. Seen many a good big dog taken down by a pack of yotes. Just as said earlier, they like to ambush.
     
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    we have yotes all over wisconsin my nephew was out bowhunting during the rut a couple of years ago the coyotes were running all over that he couldn't get out of the tree he was stuck up there until my sister came looking for him with the ranger they are not as bad as the wolves you shoot a gun and they think you just rang the dinner bell we are just starting to get them by us at night you can hear them in the swamp across the road howling
     
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    Now you are really going to have me looking over my shoulder from now on with all those horror stories!!:D And I don't even own a gun?:(
     
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    you just have to be aware whats around you they tend to steer clear of you unless theres food involved or they loose their fear of people I living in the city and I have them in my yard every so often that's why at night I just don't let the dog out alone
     
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    I agree..........I have been going back there for years & have never had a problem. I try to keep a sharp eye out for what is around me & my partner when back there. In years past we have even made the trail walk after dark, but more recently since the dog is older (me too!) I tend to only do it during daylight hours. I suppose that on more than one occasion, we may have been watched while on the trail after dark. Locally, we do occasionally hear of folks loosing a pet, but I cannot remember a human attack around here. There is always a first time though..........
     
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    Yotes are pretty cowardly, but tend to be much braver when it's dark.