i looked out the window this morning and saw a very bold coyote approaching the house. probably looking for the mice that are holed up in our crawl space, trying to keep warm.
anyway, the pups noticed her too, and they were NOT pleased. they both jumped at the window, barking, growling, whining to get out. Lola wanted out so bad she was shaking.
i think they wanted coyote for breakfast.
our visitor startled at the commotion and headed for the brush on the perimeter of the yard. she marked a couple of places, looked back at the house, and took off.
the dogs didn't stop whining for half an hour. and i don't think they wanted to play.
i took Manu out after a bit, on the prong collar and a very strong leash, and let him mark over her spots. this seemed to satisfy him, and he readily came back inside to warm up.
i'm glad the dogs were inside when our visitor came by. i hate to think of the mess that could have been.
-kelly
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i looked out the window this morning and saw a very bold coyoteapproaching the house. probably looking for the mice ... glad the dogs were inside when our visitor came by. i hate to thinkof the mess that could have been.

i suspect coyote is smart enough to stay away from double jeopardy!!!
i looked out the window this morning and saw a very bold coyoteapproaching the house. probably looking for the mice that are holed up in our crawl space, trying to keep warm.

she was back again tonight, heading to the same part of the house. it seems really unusual that she would come back, after seeing the dogs this morning. it's really cold outside, so maybe she's looking for shelter. i wish i could ask her.
-kelly
Maybe you could ATTACH a PRONG collar to her and SCREAM IN HER FACE to keep away?

Thankyou,
Nevyn

Nevyn E.D.
Veterinary Nurse & Animal Trainer
"Yu ago gonna get whats comin' to you...for all the bad bad things you to do your...dog"
Maybe you could ATTACH a PRONG collar to her and SCREAM IN HER FACE tokeep away?

well now that's just silly. how could she keep away while attached to a prong collar?
-kelly
My point exactly Kelly :-)

Thankyou,
Nevyn

Nevyn E.D.
Veterinary Nurse & Animal Trainer
"Yu ago gonna get whats comin' to you...for all the bad bad things you to do your...dog"
i looked out the window this morning and saw a ... holed up in our crawl space, trying to keep warm.

she was back again tonight, heading to the same part of the house. it seems really unusual that she would come back, after seeing the dogs this morning. it's really cold outside, so maybe she's looking for shelter. i wish i could ask her.

The last time we had a coyote hang around the house like that, complete with dogs and bold, to boot; it was a very deep snow year and we found out later, she had pups.
She was looking for food and one of our neighbors started leaving out dogchow for her.
Terri
The last time we had a coyote hang around the house like that, complete with dogs and bold, to boot; ... later, she had pups. She was looking for food and one of our neighbors started leaving out dogchow for her.

yes, i suspect there may be pups involved. we've had light snow and very low temps for this area.
do you think leaving out food is a good idea? maybe if we leave it out of sight of our dogs so they don't have to go ballistic each day...
-kelly
do you think leaving out food is a good idea? maybe if we leave it out of sight of our dogs so they don't have to go ballistic each day...

I wouldn't feed coyotes. Part of it is that we've got a serious rabies problem, which may not be a problem in your area. But aside from that I wouldn't teach them to hang around houses. Aside from the fact that they are wild animals, your neighbors may not be as welcoming as you and if the coyotes start trying other houses around the neighborhood someone may shoot them. I figure it's similar to bears - you don't want them learning that they get good eats at people's houses.

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