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Coyote Captured In Bean Town

From The Boston Globe:
Boston's North End had an unusual visitor in a fur coat yesterday: a coyote.
The wild animal, which may have wandered into the city after being disoriented by the snowstorm, was captured at about 6 p.m. by city animal control officers . . . . [V]eterinarians hoped that the animal could soon be returned to the wild.

Comments

Blue Ox

I think his ACME rocket took him a little further than he wanted.

GREG

Damnit, soda all over!!

GREG

Damnit, soda all over!! Beep Beep

Tom Church

time to re-introduce wolves to the area too. MT, WY, and ID have some they will donate for the re-introduction program.

SilverArrow

Leave it to the Mass/holes to release a wild but non-native coyote back to the woods. When our deer numbers are down in the next few years due to coyotes they'll all cry about lost hunter revenue. At least in the Granite State we can still shoot coyotes 365 days a year!
SA

YooperJack

SilverArrow
Aren't coyotes native to just about every state? Anyway, it gives you something else to hunt. We're starting to get a lot of organized predator hunts up here now. I believe this weekend is the biggie. I don't participate but kind of envy those that do. Its a nice mid-winter event.
YooperJack

SilverArrow

Yooper
No, coyotes are not recognized as native to every state. The northern tier states had wolves, bobcats, probably some larger felines, and foxes as the major predators along with black bears. Coyotes have moved in with the demise of wolf and larger cat populations. Being incredibly adaptive the yodel-dogs have fared very well but at the expense of foxes, bobcats and even bears.
SA

josh from maine

dumb massholes, kill the thing and save a few deer...glad i don't live there anymore. oh and no they are not native to new england states

Clovis

YooperJack

That NettieBay predator hunt starts on the 24th....

GREG

Hey Yooper or Clovis, Tell me more about this predator hunt. Sounds interesting.

Blue Ox

Yodel-dogs! LOL!

YooperJack

Hey Greg, There are big signs at sportsman's clubs and VFW's, saying "Predator Challenge this Weekend Here". I think you pre-register, then go out and hunt Foxes,coyotes and bobcats. I know you need a special license for these. Then there is some sort of prize for the most successful hunters. I'll try to watch as much local news if I can and any links I find, I'll try to post.
YooperJack

GREG

Thanks Yoop, GREG

WA Mtnhunter

I bet that hungry ol' yoddie was just looking for a Kennedy carcass to clean up. Give him a break!

YooperJack

WAM
I appreciate your thought, but do you think there's a coyote that could somehow penetrate an armored SUV? I think the scariest thought I could have is to run into Teddy, out in the woods, either at work, or hunting. That's a true nightmare!
YooperJack

Bubba

One more time folks. Coyotes are NOT predatory to deer! Sure, they may take an occasional fawn, but they are much better at cleaning up carrion, catching rats, mice, rabbits and the such! It would take a whole herd of yodel dogs to take down one of those big ol' NE whitetails! A huge 'yote probably won't go over 30 lbs on the hoof! (paw?!) The biggest problem with coyotes near civilization is the danger of them interbreeding with dogs! The female coyote remains true to the breed, mostly, with the males crossing with domestic canines, mostly! The coy-dog is feral, with a lesser fear of man. When crossing with larger species, you can get a pretty scary animal!
I hunted an area for years that had a coy-dog that appeared to be crossed with a german shepard. It was seen several times but nobody was able to shoot it! Much larger than a 'yote, not much smaller than a Shepard!
THAT is scary on the way to a deer stand in the DARK!!!

Bubba

YooperJack

Bubba:
I think you're right about the food, except that up here the deer are pretty stressed by the end of winter. Also, by that time, the snow has crusted enough to let the yodies run on top, but the deer break through. That time, deer season and fawn season are the only times they get to eat venison (except road kill).
But hell, for those that go, its another hunting season.
YooperJack

Tommy S.

Yooper is right. I read a good bit in a Quality Whitetail issue a few months ago about Northern Deer Yards and how the coyotes would eat fawn and adult deer weakened by the cold, lack of forage, and the fact about the snow thing Yooper mentioned. I thought coyotes were nuisances in all the states they inhabited?

I know in NC they are, and you don't even need a hunting license to kill them. I don't, because I rarely even see one, nor do I think they would taste good. But if one stepped into the yard and were to act wrong - it would get it.

WA Mtnhunter

I don't know anything about cross breeding of dogs-coyotes, but there is a huge male(?) that hangs around near my place that is the biggest 'yote I have ever seen. Trust me, living in the West, I've seen plenty. He squared off in a stare-down with my Lab a few months ago. Sort of a Mexican Standoff. I'm glad my dog chose to just stare, too.

There is a 100 grain Ballistic Tip sitting on top of a .257 Roberts case full of H380 with his name on it.

arrowhead450

Bubba, you said that coyotes only get to about 30 lb. well son come to cape cod were we grow them closer to 60lb! thats not all of them but it is true with alot of the males. we got them big here in ma. they pack up and they do take down full grown deer! not trying to start anything but what you have in your state is not what we have up here in new england. the biologists have proven that the dogs we have up here have cross bred somewhere along the line with the grey timber wolf and have taken up some of there habits and traits.




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