Skip to comments.Coyote Drags 2-Year-Old Girl at Calif. Cemetery
Posted on 07/23/2013 10:04:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 2-year-old girl is recovering after she was bitten and dragged by a coyote at a Southern California cemetery.
The Orange County Register reports Klarissa Barrera, of Long Beach, was given a rabies shot and treated for a 2 1/2-inch gash on her calf.
She was attacked 10 feet from her mother Thursday as the family visited a relative's grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress.
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A Wrist-Rocket sling shot will also do a good job on Coyotes
This is no where near wilderness.
Dang...ya’ll take guns with you when you go to visit a relative’s grave?
I think the coyote had a problem. I hate that the child is having to undergo rabies treatment, but it seems suspicious that one would go after a child that close to other people.
At least it would in my world.
We have coyotes around here and we’re in the city! In a subdivision.
You ever seen, a coyote? I’ve killed a bunch. Just had one cross in front of myself and a CHP on 395, close to town, 2 days ago. A wrist rocket? Show me how it’s done, I will provide the live varmint targets, and pay good money. All you got to do is kill one coyote, with a wrist rocket.
If there’s a cub nearby, the mother will act to move threats away from the cub.
Per N&V post...this isn’t a wilderness area I guess.
So you may well be right regarding the pups.
I have a momma raccoon who comes around before dark and eats right out of my hand. She reaches and takes pieces of cookie I hand to her. But later in the night, when she brings her fice kits around (cute little buggers are less than six inches long each, not counting tails), I cannot reach out or she will snap at my hand. I wear gloves when the kits are around, but her earlier visits I need no protection at all, she is as gentle as can be.
According to the article, three other coyotes were shot and killed at the cemetery.
There is a den somewhere close by, perhaps in the cemetery under a monument, I would bet.
You’re likely right.
Actually there is a lot of places where the coyotes travel up culverts and channels, there is still undeveloped land in the cemetery where the animals can hide. Coyotes have been sighted all over Cypress, Buena Park,Anaheim, etc. They roam the residential street where my Brother in Law lives in Buena Park. Man has pushed the wildlife out and nit has been moving back for some time.
I grew up on a ranch and we had wrist rockets. I saw few coyotes within wrist rocket range for more than a few seconds and even if you were lucky enough to hit one, it wouldn’t kill him.
I shoot coyotes on my property when I see them. They eat my cats and I need the cats to control the rattlesnakes.
The wildlife has not been pushed out. They have adapted. Good grief. Look at the records of animal contact in the LA basin, since it became LA. NY is the same. As is, in all metro areas.
One of our local “coyotes”.
[it’s a frickin’ eastern -wolf-, no matter what the DNR dupes say]
How many cats have you lost to rattle snakes?
I don’t know that we have ever lost a cat to the snakes. With the cats around we have fewer snakes, fewer snakes means less threat from snakes to both human and animal life.
The DNR hauled the infernal things *back* to our area to “control the deer”.
They didn’t even touch deer.
They hung around pastures waiting for the cows to calve and dragged them literally out of their mothers and ate them.
First we were not allowed to ‘harass’ them but now, after the rampant slaughter of livestock, nobody cares what you do to them.
A pack backed my dad down the ridge one time.
They meant to take him but he got to his truck and rifle before they attacked.
If you can somehow get a bunch of King Snakes on your property, you won’t have *any* rattlers.
Be careful, inTn.
There is no doubt that a raccoon is beautiful and the kits are as cute as can be...but if they get too comfy, they will invade your house.
A couple of years ago I had a comfy mama decide to have her babies in my attic...two years in a row. There are very few houses they can’t find a way to get in. The damage was unbelievable. Ruined insulation, ruined a/c ducts, filth, ruined furnace-a/c. The babies clawed their way thru the ceiling and dropped into my house. I can’t even to tell you about that damage...or getting them out of the house.
It was the nightmare from he!!.
Small child like that is just like a fawn or other small critter coyotes regularly feed on.
Coyotes are predators that feed on animals smaller then them selfs
What time of day did this happen? Coyotes hunt at night.
Sounds good if I could keep them around. Even though I don’t even feed them they feed themselves, the cats want to stay. Occasionally I may shoot a rabbit and give it to them. They also get all the gophers I trap but for the most part they feed themselves on mice and rats. No mice and rats no snakes.
A person is just dreaming if he thinks he can kill a coyote with one.
Might scare one off if you hit it but that's about it.
True..some nights I can hear coyotes, very close near the wetlands.
I understand. We killed the rattle snakes and let the bull snakes alone to get the mice.
I never let them hang around they are disposed of in short order.
Ain’t that the truth. I grew up on a couple of farm/ranches. I’ve owned a couple of ranches. Kinda still do. Did not see a wrist rocket, until my sons were 9,6 and 5. They all got one that Christmas. They already had BB guns, and the oldest his first 22, but those Whamo Wrist Rockets were a competition, that lasted for many years.
I occasionally hear a cat getting taken by an owl. I know it’s an owl because it happens at night, I hear the cat scream and whatever takes it does so silently whereas the coyotes generally are not.
Think river runs close by this cemetery..either San Gabriel or Santa Ana.
Would explain possible river dens nearby. Strange during day...
I don’t “dispose” of them...but I do lure them to different areas. Everything in nature has a purpose. But I’m lucky, I can do that. I’m in a rural area.
I’d say your cats are being taken by coyotes, not owls. You’d hear a ruckus if it was an owl.
Dems big dogs and that even close to being a rural area for....
I should have said that an owl can kill a cat but it would more likely be an older cat who can’t hear as well or a kitten without experience.
Just the opposite. I’ve heard coyotes take cats and it’s very loud whereas owls swoop down silently from the night sky, snatch up a cat and carry it off. Frankly, I never really know how many cats I have at any given time. So unless I hear it happen I have no way of knowing when one has been taken. But I do occasionally hear it when it happens.
Owls fly silently so it’s not likely a cat would ever hear one coming.
That makes sense.
You’re right. Especially an old cat.
Not around here, they have gotten very brave the last couple of years.
QUICK, GET THE GUN.... you haven’t forgotten. :O)
Around here, we have big herd cattle. Even so, calving season is fairly well field close. What will bring the dogs is the discard. Can be a fairly long month, for a variety of reasons. Coyotes aren’t that big of problem. Never seen what you described. Don’t doubt it. Most of the time around the big ranches, they are eating gophers, burrow rabbits and field mice. Which is actually a good deal. What ever idiots, thought that the coyotes would cull the deer in your area, need to be culled. Never saw a pack of “dogs” even try to back down a man. Amazing story!
“Dingoes ate my baby”