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When we moved here 20years ago the property had been empty for about a year. The house,barn,and land was overrun by multiple species of wildlife. Bats,mice,chipmunks,squirrels, woodchucks, rabbits, deer,turkeys,plus a few carcasses/bones that predators had mostly consumed.We used to have cats,and always have had dogs who discourage them from hanging out here. There's fortunately still plenty of habitat here for the critters without us having to share.
 

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2014 surveillance video - Coyote prey drive lol - Burlington, Ontario, Canada

That's 2 minutes from me Jen if it's Tyandaga, I know they see them there on the golf course.
Could well be my coyotes.
 

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I had the bright idea to play a CD, on the external house speakers, of wolves howling. Thinking it may spook the coyotes, and help keep them away. Next morning the horses were the ones all spooked, they were very skittish, and kept looking towards the house. First and last time I tried that. :LOL:
 

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I had the bright idea to play a CD, on the external house speakers, of wolves howling. Thinking it may spook the coyotes, and help keep them away. Next morning the horses were the ones all spooked, they were very skittish, and kept looking towards the house. First and last time I tried that. :LOL:
Did your dog like it ?

My dog will howl with me like a wolf - he knows when I say the word "sing" lol. This is actually a super way to bond with dog. Go camping, preferably alone, with no tent and just an open fire. You can howl by the fire with your dog. This is a very good exercise especially with hard dogs.



 

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Not sure exactly where it was. I don't live near southern Ontario, but I have an old friend from Milton that mentioned the coyotes to me years ago. I didn't realize how big a problem it was getting to be until I read your thread and started doing a little research myself. Pretty interesting.
yah we had a 120 acre horse farm in Milton just north of the 401 and had a pack of coyotes on the back 20. Never any real issue with them other than setting the dogs off now and again if they ventured around the barns at night. We didn't have any aggressive dogs there but did have a llama that no coyote wanted any part of.
 

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@Jen84, ya know, I can't quite remember if they howled or not, but I want to say they did not, that they got quiet. At the time we didn't have any Shepherds.
 

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Well - I’m never ceased to be surprised. I went on my weekly exercise walk with a friend and for the first time in years saw a fox! Our neighbours said there used to be lots before the coyotes increased. It was having the greatest time in the snow despite it being incredibly cold. We were only hoping it didn’t try to cross the road we were at. We had just witnessed a lady miss slamming into someone turning off the road. Not paying attention at all.
 

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The foxes we had denning in the ravine used to come through the yard and tease my last female. Dad also came through and if the dog wasn't out, came back with the pups a few minutes later. The increase in coyotes coincided with a decrease in fox sightings and they no longer den across from me :cautious:
 

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The foxes we had denning in the ravine used to come through the yard and tease my last female. Dad also came through and if the dog wasn't out, came back with the pups a few minutes later. The increase in coyotes coincided with a decrease in fox sightings and they no longer den across from me :cautious:
We’ve lived here 15 years and the last time we saw one was probably close to that. Funny enough my friend lives about 15 minutes west and we see quite a few around her place. But she’s in a town closer to the lake plus there a lot of huge properties there. We still see coyotes there too but I just think there are more safe spaces for the foxes.
 

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Well, call me a proud parent as Rogan graduated this morning and ran off his first coyote.

We were just coming back from our morning walk and he spotted one across the ravine right by the house. I didn't plan on letting him chase them off for a few more months (he's 15 months now) and have to be hyper aware that this is denning season but might as well proof his recall under drive since I can see the whole ravine from up top.

He never got anywhere close to it but that coyote booked it off the hop. I don't think he liked seeing the 100 lb top of the chain coming down with intent. Harley stayed to heel and watched the whole event; too smart to chase rabbits, squirrels and yotes that are already 100 yards away ;)

Normally, I would have preferred to leash them up and escort that coyote off the property but it was all good. I really need to get out and find those bear bangers.
 

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Woman bitten by coyote in Stanley Park faces months of recovery

Conservation officers say coyotes have become aggressive because they were fed by humans
CBC News · Posted: Mar 05, 2021 7:40 PM PT | Last Updated: March 5

A jogger who was attacked by a coyote in Vancouver's Stanley Park earlier this year says it will take her six months to recover from her injuries.

Azi Ramezani was bitten on the leg on Jan. 21 as she ran near the Hollow Tree in the early evening. She told CBC News she heard the coyote growling before it sunk its teeth into her right leg.

"When the animal bites you … the teeth go deep into your skin. You hurt, and it's very likely that you'll fall," Ramezani said.

As she fell, her hamstring detached. She's required surgery for her injuries.

"I can't sit, I can't walk. All I can do is stand," Ramezani said.

Since the attack, she's lost her job and moved in with her family in Victoria until she's healthy again.

Ramezani is one of at least 15 people who've been bitten or attacked by coyotes in Stanley Park in recent months. Runners and people moving quickly are the common targets.

About a dozen coyotes live in the park, and conservation officers have warned that some have become aggressive and bold because they've been fed by humans. Two of the animals were captured and killed by conservation officers in late January.

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Ramezani doesn't want to see any more animals killed, but she'd like to see the park shut down temporarily while officials figure out how to manage the problem.

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service says that isn't going to happen, but they're asking runners to avoid the park for now and for everyone to stop feeding the coyotes.

Dannie Piezas, urban wildlife programs coordinator at the Stanley Park Ecology Society, said a process called hazing is being used to scare the animals in the hope that humans and coyotes can once again coexist peacefully in the park.

"You can use noisemakers. A whistle is easy enough to carry around with you, but I do suggest something that is more banging," she said.
 

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2nd round Rogan vs the coyote yesterday. 5:00 in the afternoon, broad daylight.

Mr yote was just hiding lying in the brush waiting for us (5 of us out for a hike with 2 GSD) to walk by and not notice it. I bet people would be amazed how often they walk within 50 feet of them and don't see it. I have seen it both watching and following walkers now. The problem for Mr yote is that German Shepherds don't even need to see you to know you're there.

Both dogs alerted to it and it broke out of the brush right in front of us. You don't don't a 100 lb GSD is agile or fast? You should see this guy under drive :)

Through about 5 acres of woods, surprised my neighbor who was out raking and chased it back into the ravine. Came right back under recall.

I'm hoping if he gets hazed a bit more regularly, he'll choose a different hunting area. No sense coming around here all the time just to get chased out by the top of the food chain.
 

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Next door neighbors have a medium sized 10 year old dog, and a younger pup they just adopted. Both Heinz 57 varieties, although they claim the older guy showed Beagle and Pit Bull in his DNA test. Whatever he is, he's kind of a stupid couch potato. I've known him his whole life, petted him at parties at their house, yet every time he sees me in the backyard, he barks and snarls. He is a big cause of the fence fighting and fence jumping described in my separate post. So not a fan favorite here. But, moving on to coyotes and dogs, though not GSDs specifically . . .

Anyway, earlier this week, the lady was walking the two in the evening, toward dusk. This is in a neighborhood 5-6 miles from the heart of downtown Cincinnati. It was laid out in the 1940s, so it is not a suburban area encroaching where the deer and the coyote play. That said, we have both. The dogs seemed agitated, so she looked back, and saw a smallish, maybe juvenile coyote was trailing behind them, followed by a larger coyote some further distance back (i.e., maybe the size of the one in the picture I posted months back). Her younger dog pulled loose from the lead or from her hand, not sure which. She must have been nervous or did not have a good hold on him because the dog maybe weighs 19-22 ##, tops. He gave chase, and the smaller coyote ran off. Then she was able to call her dog back. She and the two dogs start walking back home. The dogs keep turning around to look back, and she sees the larger of the two coyotes is following them. SO she called her husband (from maybe 3/4 block away, this is a compact neighborhood) to give her a ride.

I start carrying a wrist rocket. I have various relatively quiet coyote dissuaders--compound bow and a high powered quiet-ish air gun. But they would both be illegal to discharge in the city limits, and certainly can't be carried around without neighbors calling the authorities:D. They'd also put a pretty grievous wound (air gun) or be lethal (bow). While I don't want a pet injured, neither do I want to just wound or kill a wild animal. If I saw a coyote in the backyard, threatening my dogs, that would be different. But that hasn't happened. It would be a brave coyote indeed to come in a fenced yard with maybe 165-170 ## of GSDs.
I'm thinking a wrist rocket type slingshot with some ball bearings or smooth pebbles could get them to be a little less cocky. As noted in a previous post, my wife and I encountered a couple while walking the dogs in the dark, last fall or winter. They did not advance, or follow, but they did not act as scared of humans or large barking dogs as I would like.
 

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Meant to say, "I am thinking about carrying a wrist rocket/slingshot."
Coffee still at work, proofreading is slow this AM . . .
 

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Dogs have run off our male coyote twice in the last 2 days. Right near the house, standing/laying in the tall grass/bushes around the pond. I can't really tell if he's terrified or enjoying it.:oops:
 

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I was out hunting deer and a coyote jumped into the road ahead of us and did a few spins then darted back into the brush. We drove on. As we were coming back, just scouting not hunting yet, we encountered another hunter and stopped for a chat. He mentioned the coyote doing the same thing to him!

Who knows why, but some are just playful I suppose. If your dogs are only chasing a short distance then coming back, it could very well be that the coyote thinks it's a game.
 

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Nadja was in heat about a week ago and one morning we woke to two coyotes in the field across the road and another one about 100 yards off our back deck. That little rascal was on my normal walk path, sniffing spots where Nadja had peed the day before and coming ever closer to the house. He didn’t even run when we opened the door and walked out there with the gun... yeah night night Wiley.
 

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Coyote in our neighborhood have taken a few pets, small white fluffy dog one block over, who was constantly unleashed, as well as a few cats that spent nights outside. What I'd call "feeder cats", someone started feeding them, maybe even tamed them enough to get them spayed/neutered, but kept them as an outdoor "pet." Dog was a confirmed coyote victim, cats it is mostly circumstantial evidence based on camera footage of coyotes in that unfenced backyard.
They have not to my knowledge come inside fenced yards, though I expect they could jump most fences they'd encounter here.
 
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