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#120465 - 01/17/08 01:10 AM Coyote alert
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Wow, amazing that there haven't been any attacks yet. BTW Worcester is the second largest city in MA.

Worcester issues alert after surge in coyote sightings
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Officials in Worcester have issued a coyote alert after about two dozen sightings of the animals over the last six weeks. eek



http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO71085/


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#120466 - 01/17/08 01:35 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: Blitz]
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We have coyotes living all around our property. No big thing. I only hear them at night and sometimes see their eyes when hitting them with a spot light. Only a few times have we seen them during the day. One walked across my driveway about 15 feet from me. I think we both were surprized.

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#120468 - 01/17/08 01:45 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: KenK]
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We used to have them all the time in SoCal. Again, never heard of any problems with them either. They like trash nights. smile

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#120469 - 01/17/08 01:46 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: Blitz]
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Coyotes have been a common sight here for as long as I can remember. It is not uncommon to see 2-3 on my way to work early in the mornings. I can walk within 30-40 feet of them sometimes and they don't bother me and I don't bother them...

To keep things in perspective...

Over 300 people have been killed by domestic dogs in the U.S. between 1979 and the late 1990s (Humane Society of the U.S., reported in Tracking and the Art of Seeing, Paul Rezendes, second edition, 1999, p. 194). This means that your family dog or your neighbor's dog is ten times more likely to kill you than a mountain lion and hundreds of time more likely than a coyote attacks.

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#120470 - 01/17/08 01:50 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: KenK]
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I can understand that, if you live in a rural area, were I grew up all kinds of animals were common place. Worcester (btw pronounced Wuhster regular accent or Wuhstah regional accent) is a large city you usually see only two legged animals. Very unusual.

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#120471 - 01/17/08 01:52 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: MDinana]
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Los Angeles has had them, right in the middle of the city, forever, with no end in sight...
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#120472 - 01/17/08 01:53 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: Blitz]
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Originally Posted By: Blitz
I can understand that, if you live in a rural area, were I grew up all kinds of animals were common place. Worcester (btw pronounced Wuhster regular accent or Wuhstah regional accent) is a large city you usually see only two legged animals. Very unusual.


All things considered, I would rather face and deal with a four legged animal then a two legged animal...

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#120473 - 01/17/08 01:53 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Los Angeles has had them, right in the middle of the city, forever, with no end in sight...


The two legged animals??

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#120474 - 01/17/08 01:55 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: Blitz]
Hacksaw
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Around here the only coyote's to worry about are the ones that are halfbred with dogs. Bigger, tougher, no fear of man.

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#120475 - 01/17/08 01:58 AM Re: Coyote alert [Re: Blitz]
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"...The two legged animals..."


Nope, most of those tend to either drop their loads and turn back south in San Diego, or bypass L.A. for the central valley, and farther north. I am talking about the four legged critters, they roam he city ever night (and many days)...
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