Skip to comments.Coyotes kill buffalo in Haverhill ( Massachusetts )
Posted on 09/16/2011 2:50:12 PM PDT by george76
Coyotes lurking in the woods in Massachusetts have been known to attack dogs, chickens, cats, and even, in rare instances, people. But a buffalo ?...
A pack of coyotes entered a pen where his 14 buffalos grazed. When they were done, one was missing...All that was left was skin and bone, said Kimball, who was keeping watch over the pen today as the herd huddled together and grazed on grass.
After the coyote attack, he vowed to be vigilant in protecting the animals armed, if necessary. Im going to come out here with my gun, and if I see one, Ill shoot it, he said.
Its not the first incident involving a coyote in Haverhill in recent years.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
say, did you ever live near Haverhill?
Probably in Plastered NH.
As their numbers dwindled, wolves were absorbed into the coyote population.
Two words.... PIT BULLS....
We have a den near us.
It is only going to get worse. Just like the beavers! When they get a kid(and it might have already happened ) then they will lif the leg hold trap ban!
not my fault, sorry...
Wolf or coyote? Genetics tell complicated tale
Taylor Mitchell, 19, was recently killed by coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia .
I doubt pit bulls would do much with the Eastern Coyote except for providing a lunch. Only dogs that will work are livestock guarding dogs (multiples thereof with spiked collars). Eastern coyotes can weigh about 50 lbs so several territorial dogs that are much larger are needed - Maremmas or Akbash or other mastiff derived breeds.
Coyotes don't interbreed with dogs. Dogs cannot survive in the wild because they have pups at all times of the year.
The old "coy-dog" label was never true.
The coyotes were interbreeding with wolves.
Many of our neighbors keep donkeys with their cows. Works like a charm.
Then there’s the neighbor in the bottoms with a 200 head Boer herd. And two Pyrennese on watch 24/7/365, I think the only true working dogs I have seen around here.
they must be hanging out at Trader Joes hard by the state line.
“Armed if necessary..”
Coyote or wolf or combo, these predators are not very responsive to the art of gentle persuasion. Shoot or get eaten are basically the 2 options.
Do the donkeys kick the predators and/or protect the livestock?
My Remington 7400 in .243 Winchester loves coyotes. So does my Remington 870 20-gauge.
“Plastered”...that’s funny! How would you say “Atkinson or Methuen?”
Have you ever been to “New Hampster”?
Things must be getting wild in eastern Mass since I’ve been there. Coyotes AND Buffalo??? Gee...and to think I thought I had to ‘go west young man’, to see such things!
Back in the early '60s Massachusetts had a Governor named Endicott Peabody.
He was the only Governor to have 4 towns with his name:
Endicott, Peabody, Marblehead and Athol.
Just introduce wolves. They eat coyotes.
You get yourself two coonhounds, and they’ll take down a cougar, let alone coyotes. Good dogs to have around, keeps the yard clear of dangers, well keeps the yard clean of any wild animals, or cats.
Don’t leave us hanging.
How does donkeys in a herd keep coyotes away.
Do they start baying or screaming or whatever they do?
One night several years ago in West Tenessee, a friend of mine and I had three Plott hounds (two small females and one male less weighing than 70 pounds) that decided to ignore treeing coons and instead chased and captured a female coyote. They were close to killing it when we arrived, and they likely would have if it weren’t for a .22 to the head.
The donkeys kick AND bite coyotes. Every rancher I know that has a cow-calf operation keeps donkeys in the field.
I am no expert on dogs but I think you're wrong here. I seem to remember that female dogs come into heat only once or twice a year.
Hmmm, I re=read what you wrote and it’s different from the first reading. Yes, it is quite possible that female dogs can come into heat at different times of the year as opposed to wolves, who may synchronize their pup-bearing. Sorry.
"...So, the coyotes that arrived in St. Lawrence County in the 1930s were already an altered species."
"Trappers back then called them coy-dogs, and the name stuck; however, today we know you really can't have a self-sustaining coyote-dog hybrid out there because, for one, dogs breed at all times of the year, and pups born in January or February would have little chance of surviving. Also, if dog genes were an important component, we would have coyotes of all shapes, sizes and colors."
My mother’s family is from Riverside. I believe I went to hs with the previous generation of the Kimballs, their farm is down in Rocks Village, IIRC.
I'm going to be out in the field most of the time until mid-October, so I'll try to freep when I can.
Some of my co-workers don't believe coyotes will attack people. I vividly remember the article about that female folk singer out east at Cape Breton that was killed and partically eaten by the eastern coyotes.
I have to refer my co-workers to that story repeatedly.
I don't think these naive fools believe it.
Good memory on my part, although I do cruise the old neib every few years.
Lenin said, in relation to the seizure of land, was: “Under the guise of Greens we shall go forward and hang the kulaks, priests, and landowners
I especially liked the "Wolves Hardwired to Kill" column at the link.
I'll be checking out more at this link in the future.
Pronounced pee-biddy and must say it as fast as humanly possible.
Heh. Make noise? If the predator is lucky, the donkey will make noise.
If the predator is unlucky, the donkey just goes to work.
It is difficult to describe. Donkeys are smart as a whip... and when you piss them off (and they get royally pissed off at coyotes), donkeys become animals possessed of a level of mean that just won’t quit.
“Bite, stomp, kick into the next county” is a good start. I’ve seen donkeys that were put in with a bunch of alpacas as guards just go to town on a feral dog. When they were done, that feral dog was a steaming pile of mush.
Offhand I don’t remember any Fitzgeralds, but it’s been fifty years since I graduated hs and forty-five since I really hung out in The Valley.
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