Within the last week, I have seen two coyotes in Florence. One was in the open field on the north side of Cox Creek Parkway across from the old fairgrounds. The other was in an undeveloped area on the east side of the new road that goes to Home Depot. Both were out in broad daylight. Before this, the last time I saw any coyote in the area was over a year ago. Anyone else seeing these wily canines?
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Originally posted by mawbear11:
spelling it with 2 "O" would be cooties wouldn't it?


Possibly. After seeing ticks and fleas crawling off a dead coyote carcass, I don't care to hug up on one to find out.

For anybody that doesn't realize it, they are thick in the Shoals area, as are armadillos.
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Originally posted by Sassy Kims:
Yep. I see them out all the time. Both daytime and night.

BTW, "coyote" is spelled with two "o"s, not one. Per your title: COYTES on the move!


As you can see by the respective times of our posts, I had corrected this error and had the second "O" in before your post hit the forum. I respect your concern for correct spelling, however. There is plenty of incorrect spelling, grammar, and punctuation on this and other forums, reflecting the dumbing down of education in this country.
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Originally posted by beternU:
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Originally posted by Sassy Kims:
Yep. I see them out all the time. Both daytime and night.

BTW, "coyote" is spelled with two "o"s, not one. Per your title: COYTES on the move!


As you can see by the respective times of our posts, I had corrected this error and had the second "O" in before your post hit the forum. I respect your concern for correct spelling, however. There is plenty of incorrect spelling, grammar, and punctuation on this and other forums, reflecting the dumbing down of education in this country.


Agreed. I did see you had went back and edited the title by the time I made my second post.
I have a relative in the country. Plenty of coyotes in the woods, but they seldom stray on his pasture land. He said about every four or five years, the pack gets bold and starts roaming in the pasture. He walks out with his gun, holds it over his head so they can see it, fires a round next to the pack, then holds it over his head again. The pack takes off for the woods and stays there for a few more year. I guess the coyotes think the human is just marking his territory.
I see them fairly often.

Here is a link to a great blog with beautiful pictures of a pet coyote named Charlie. A very neat young woman named Shreve left the city and moved to a very rural spot in Wyoming, where she lives in a one room cabin with Charlie and her cat, Eli. She took Charlie in as a small pup, after his parents were shot and killed.

http://dailycoyote.blogspot.com/

She is a wonderful photographer.
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Originally posted by David L.:
It is really sad. These animals habitats are being taken away and destroyed by man so they have no place to go. I haven't seen any coyotes though but I hear of it happening all the time.


It is sad. Where I used to live in Maryland everything was built up so quickly in the 70's and 80's that the deer had no where to go. To this day, you can be driving on the very busy streets (day or night) and see the deer grazing by the sidewalks etc. I just feel horrible knowing they may be killed by a motorist when they run across the road. My guess is the deer are now being flushed out of their homes by new developments going up everyday in the Metro area in Maryland.
I live "way out west" and in the past week we have had wild pigs (javalina), wild turkeys and coyotes in our back yard or just on the other side of the fence. Some of it is to due to lost of habitat, but a lot of it is due to a water source - we water the grass in our back yard. We live in the desert, so we are popular with wild animals.
I haven't seen any myself, but last week I was helping a friend of mine's parents haul hay out in the Greenhill area for their horses, and they were talking with the landowner whom they had purchased the hay from about how many(coyotes) they have seen in their pastures over the last few weeks. I imagine they have had a "baby-boom" of coyotes this year because this isn't the first i've heard of them, and it seems like they are all over the county. I myself havent been on a hunting trip in over 15 years since i was in my early twenties and my children were born, but we used to kill them when we would see them in a pack so that the landowners whose property we hunted on, wouldnt fear them attacking their livestock. Just like Howard posted, even if you dont kill them, firing a few shots in the air will keep them from coming into the area for a while because they are smart little critters. I just hope they aren't roaming around starving looking for food. I haven't heard of any coyote attacks on animals or people yet, but i wouldn't be suprised now after reading this and hearing about it from others also.
i live in the wilds around st. joe, and while i have seen a few, on the far side of my pasture, they keep a pretty low profile - until night time. then, the unearthly chorus (on the south side of the farm) and the creepy orchestra (on the north) begin their almost nightly choral competitions. yow-wee, that will raise the hairs on your neck!
I live in the middle of Florence, but we have around 200 acres of woods for a backyard. Over the past 2-3 years, we've had plenty of coyotes come in our backyard. We used to hear them several times a week, but it's been a few weeks since we've heard them.

Christmas morning around 7am, I open my back door, and there stands one right on my back patio. He walks to the edge of the woodline in my backyard, stops to look at me for about a minute, then casually walks into the woods.

The neighborhood is pretty concerned since most people have small kids and small pets. We're seeing many yards being fenced in due to these animals.
Don't bother calling Animal Control. We spotted one walking right in the middle of the road in the Seven Points area. Called Animal Control and they said "Sorry, we can't do anything about it...they won't hurt you because they are more scared of you than you are of it."

So keep your eye on your pets, especially small dogs and cats. They may not be afraid of you, but they will make mincemeat out of other small animals. They also carry diseases, but apparently, do one is worried...
good morning, i live about 2 mins. from the Tn. state line past central school and not tolong ago we had a coyote (make sure i spelled that right) a raccoon and a opossum eatting behind my house where we feed our dog and cat. the opossum and coon didn't really bother me but when the coyote started coming that bothered me. we could stand at our back door and watch this animal eat. He knew we were there but still stayed and ate. My hubby had to do something because of our dog & cat. Needless to say, all the animals have gone to greener pastures i guess, haven't seen them in awhile. We have 8 acres and woods at the side of our house. Who knows what will be here for dinner next.
http://www.easterncoyotes.com/index.php?option=com_cont...=view&id=5&Itemid=27

"After living in Nashville for 3 years I ended up moving to my present home in north Alabama. It took me a few years to establish decent hunting grounds here. I now have several places to hunt."

There is NO CLOSED SEASON and NO BAG LIMIT in Alabama for coyote, including the use of dogs and traps (with the exception of public lands, which open season for trapping coyotes is Nov 15-Feb20. There is NO CLOSED TRAPPING SEASON on PRIVATE LANDS WITH LANDOWNER'S PERMISSION.)

Most landowners would be GLAD someone would rid their land of such vermin as coyotes.

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