Skip to comments.Coyotes may be start of larger urban carnivore trend
Posted on 10/07/2012 2:48:38 AM PDT by Renfield
First it was foxes, skunks and raccoons. Now coyotes are setting up shop in increasing numbers within urban settings in North America. Are larger carnivores next?
A professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University says urban coyotes, the largest of the mid-size carnivores, may be setting the stage for their larger brethren to start migrating to cities.
"They're the ones that are kind of pushing the envelope right now," Stan Gehrt said, suggesting animals like bears, wolves and mountain lions may be next....
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wow, that’s some industrial grade stupid on display there. maybe someone should point out to joe that the state could probably make some money by selling off a few more deer tags.
A cougar was recently shot and killed by Des Moines, Iowa, police in a urban neighborhood far from the suburbs.
We have mt. lions slinking around now, but don’t try to call the DEP. They claim they don’t exist here in New England, despite the growing number of sightings and a few pics and a couple of road kills down in the more populated villages.
I used to live (and hunt) near Washington, DC. That place is overrun with deer and would indeed be good habitat for the red wolf, which used to live there in pre-Columbian days.
I had a spot to hunt that was only 10 miles outside the city limits of DC; I killed 11 deer in the last two years I hunted there (in 12 hunts). Great place for goose hunting too.
When you shrink the area animals live in or move into where they have always been, you should not be surprised that there are more unwanted encounters.
Funniest part here is that up to now, the Iowa DNR has denied they are even in the state.
I was not thinking of the deer as feedstock, to be candid...
There are loads of highly nutritious welfare recipients, Democrat lawmakers, lawyers...
Oh never mind... just a joke...
The blue-state urban libs are always forcing red-state ranchers and citizens to deal with wolves and dangerous predators in red states, so why not some blue cities?
One night this summer, my wife, daughter and grandchildren were sitting in chairs around a fire roasting hotdogs. The eldest grandson suddenly said “OMG”. Sitting next to him looking at the fire like he was part of the family was a red fox.
Coyotes? Compound 1080 will take care of them!
Oh, wait... It’s banned!
A shame one has to be on guard against rabies. I could raise a menagerie.
By far our cutest critters are the flying squirrels.
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