CAN YOU ENDANGER YOURSELF BY ATTEMPTING TO HAZE A COYOTE?

First of all, we believe hazing will not be effective on habituated coyotes commonly found in urban environments. However, if you are inclined to try hazing a coyote here is something elseyou might consider. Coyotes are carriers of certain diseases (Heartworm, Mange, Canine Distemper and Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) and host to many types of Parasites…. [Read More]

Scientists tracking spread of tapeworm from coyotes to dogs

  Animal health researchers are watching what appears to be mounting evidence of the spread of a potentially dangerous parasite in coyotes, foxes and other animals in Canada. That’s a concern, they suggest, because the parasite, a tapeworm, can on occasion spill over from its wild animal hosts to infect dogs and humans.   And while people… [Read More]

NEW COYOTE DANGER; ANIMAL DISEASE COULD BE THREAT TO HUMANS.

Coyotes roaming the hills of Los Angeles carry at least one disease previously undetected locally, which in rare situations could pose a threat to people and their pets, public health authorities said. Veterinarians are voicing new fears because a dog that was bitten by a coyote in Woodland Hills has contracted the rare disease. The… [Read More]

Coyote Attacks: An Increasing Suburban Problem*

Robert M. Timm Hopland Research & Extension Center, University of California, Hopland, California  Rex O. Baker California State Polytechnic University-Pomona (retired), Corona, California  Joe R. Bennett USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, Taft, California  Craig C. Coolahan USDA APHIS Wildlife Services, Sacramento, California ABSTRACT:  Coyote attacks on humans and pets have increased within the past 5 years… [Read More]

Hazing Coyotes-Does it work?

Hazing a coyote is nothing more than trying to scare it away from your area by making noise such as banging pots and pans together. Now this seems like and ok idea on the surface but if I am walking my dog it is a bit cumbersome to carry pots and pans with me. Another… [Read More]

The Real Wolf

I am sure most of you have seen the news stories about the reintroduction of wolves being such a success. Predators do three things in their lives, they mate, they protect their territory and they kill other animals and some times just for fun and not for food. The following link is a must see… [Read More]

Coyote Attacks Two People Boston area

This past Monday a coyote attacked two homeowners in a suburban Boston town one person was treated for injuries, please refer to the Reuters news story http://news.yahoo.com/coyote-attacks-residents-massachusetts-town-police-193 coyotes being coyotes despite the fact that some people claim they are not a treat to humans.

MORE URBAN COYOTE MYTHS AND MISINFORMATION

In this series we continue to discuss misleading information about coyotes and their behavior   MYTH: Coyotes Were Here First/We Moved In on their territory   Coyotes were not readily visible until the late seventies in Illinois, I grew up in Northern Illinois and trapped red fox which were abundant in our state. I had… [Read More]

HOW DOES A HOMEOWNER HAVE A COYOTE REMOVED FROM THEIR PROPERTY

Many individuals ask us each year if we can solve a coyote problem for them. The answer is yes we can but here are some of the issues involved in the the removal of habituated coyotes. Normally we work directly for your local governmental agency because it gives us more access to local green spaces and… [Read More]

Do Coyotes Impact Your Deer Herd

In short the answer is yes, how much of an impact they have can vary. Several recent University studies in the Southeastern United States indicate that coyotes can kill between 37% to 80% of the deer fawns in an area. If you are an Outfitter a Quality Deer Management area manager or you are interested… [Read More]

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