#1 2018-02-10 12:39:05

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Curiously, neither the MA Dept of Fish & Fucking Wildlife, as it's universally known, nor Johnny_Rotten were asked to comment.

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#2 2018-02-10 13:51:25

Idjits.

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#3 2018-02-10 14:44:24

What, people are upset about their missing cats?  Are they going to eat the coyotes they kill?

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#4 2018-02-10 17:11:35

I do believe that the correct trophy count for coyote's is the "left ear".

Nobody wants the carcasses...

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#5 2018-02-10 17:21:01

In Yellowstone Natl Park they finally figured out that the reason the park was losing its vegetation and becoming denuded was because in the early part of the 20th century they killed of the top level carnivores (cougars, wolves, bears. etc.). The herbivores overpopulated and ate everything that sprouted anywhere, and the park rapidly moved toward desertification.

That's one of the reasons they are bringing back some of the carnivores out West -- to allow the environment to find its own balance again.

So, yeah, idiots is right.

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#6 2018-02-10 18:09:34

Its fine, but really, who wants yahoo hunters traipsing through the woods out back? Its the hunters who should be banned, not the culling of some coyotes.  Plus the fricking deer are out of control around my town. Hunt season seems to do jack shit.

In my town the coyotes are already hunted. By paid pros and on the down low. Wiley coyotes learn fast though. When an in town neighbor would not stop feeding one individual, after being warned for months it was illegal, they told her they would have no choice but to really mean the words they told to her, "A fed coyote is a dead coyote."

The papers reported the event as a fait accompli. But not so fast mon ami, the tale  was not over yet. This Beta male figured the pro hunter out so fast and enacted his very own, and quite clever contingency survival plan. Even though he had been collared months before by a real time gps tracker, he evaded being gunned down. They could track him on their cellphones, but each time they showed up with a gun, he somehow knew they were stalking him. Then come in close to hang out down in someones yard near the houses. Where local regulations prevented firing a gun towards a house. The coyote would even lie down on front lawns and just look at the hunters across the street. He even moved the pups he was tending and feeding over into a greenway gulch between tightly packed yards. That coyote had all day to wait, the hunter only a few hours in the early morning. He would wait him out. And thus evaded being killed for months in the busy summer tourist season. Eventually they decided that baiting him into live capture might work better, and relocated him to an undisclosed "farm" to live out his days.

The scientists made a really good film about their study project on our local packs last year.

“Creating Urban Coyotes” is released by NBCS and Andes Visual Films

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#7 2018-02-10 18:38:55

I remember being in L.A. shortly after moving from Europe.  I had seen Coyotes before, in the countryside, but being out late one night there were about 6 walking down Bundy off of the 405 to the west.  It was eerie, I had never seen them in the city before.  The locals around here poop themselves over sightings all the time.. the local website is full of it.  We get foxes, deer, raccoons moving up and down the greenbelts, and that is just fine with me.

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#8 2018-02-10 18:47:58

SpacePuppy wrote:

I remember being in L.A. shortly after moving from Europe.  I had seen Coyotes before, in the countryside, but being out late one night there were about 6 walking down Bundy off of the 405 to the west.  It was eerie, I had never seen them in the city before.  The locals around here poop themselves over sightings all the time.. the local website is full of it.  We get foxes, deer, raccoons moving up and down the greenbelts, and that is just fine with me.

Foxes, deer, raccoons and coyotes - hell all you missed is skunks and possums.  Kill off the apex hunters (feline, lupine, birds of prey) and the trailer trash run wild.

**Edit:  Don't let me forget rabbits and squirrels.  Fucking rabbits in Camp Pendleton would run through formation knowing we couldn't move.

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#10 2018-02-12 13:45:50

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#11 2018-02-12 14:27:23

Emmeran wrote:

SpacePuppy wrote:

I remember being in L.A. shortly after moving from Europe.  I had seen Coyotes before, in the countryside, but being out late one night there were about 6 walking down Bundy off of the 405 to the west.  It was eerie, I had never seen them in the city before.  The locals around here poop themselves over sightings all the time.. the local website is full of it.  We get foxes, deer, raccoons moving up and down the greenbelts, and that is just fine with me.

Foxes, deer, raccoons and coyotes - hell all you missed is skunks and possums.  Kill off the apex hunters (feline, lupine, birds of prey) and the trailer trash run wild.

**Edit:  Don't let me forget rabbits and squirrels.  Fucking rabbits in Camp Pendleton would run through formation knowing we couldn't move.

Oh we get skunks and possums, but polite society doesn't acknowledge them, do they?
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#12 2018-02-12 15:30:18

Our city has a big greenbelt that runs through it meeting up with parks and golf courses.  It's not unusual to see coyotes this time of year edging up to civilization as they look for critters to eat.  We trap, spay and release feral cats and provide food and water for them and we've discovered that possums are also coming in at night and eating and drinking.  At the golf course several years ago, I was playing after work with not too many people on the course and I hit the ball up on the 2nd green and drove my cart to the green and got out to get my putter.  I looked down and Mr. Skunk was digging for grubs about three feet on the other side of the cart path and not giving a shit about my being there.  I went up and made my putt, got back into the cart, and drove away with him still grazing.  At certain times a year, you have to be careful not to run over bunnies that don't understand not to veer the same way the car does.

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#13 2018-02-12 15:41:42

Coyotes are also starting to be seen on the regular in my little patch of Floridistan. Not surprisingly I've seen a bunch of new "missing dog" and "missing cat" posters cropping up. But WTF do they expect when they build 25k+ (I'm not exaggerating) new houses within my zip code *this year*? All those old orange groves and palmetto scrub probably had 1 'yote per acre forever, now they have nowhere else to go.

Coyotes are perfect edge predators and can travel for miles using just old stream beds and power line easements. Another reason I put in "pet screen" when I re-screened my lanai last year, it's much harder for them to get in at my cats when the little bastards decide to spend the night al fresco.

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#14 2018-02-12 16:23:13

GooberMcNutly wrote:

when I re-screened my lanai last year

Seriously?  "Lanai"??

Too fucking uppity to use the word "porch"?  Fuck at least go with "Veranda" if you feel the need to get all fancy pants on us...

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#15 2018-02-12 19:21:22

Emmeran wrote:

GooberMcNutly wrote:

when I re-screened my lanai last year

Seriously?  "Lanai"??

Too fucking uppity to use the word "porch"?  Fuck at least go with "Veranda" if you feel the need to get all fancy pants on us...

Neither of those put screen across the top, but a lanai does. Precision in language...

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