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Coyote Attacks Woman Walking Dog in Rockland County ( NY )
NBC 4 New York ^ | Mar 26, 2014

Posted on 03/27/2014 12:59:33 PM PDT by george76

The woman took off her jacket during the attack and used it to try to shield herself against the coyote. She then ran to a neighbor's home for refuge.

The coyote ran into a backyard, where it was shot and killed by an Orangetown police officer, authorities say.

The woman told police the coyote appeared to be more focused on attacking her, not her dog

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; attack; coyote; coyoteattack; coyoteattacks; doggieping; elf; peta

1 posted on 03/27/2014 12:59:33 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Surprised to see coyotes in NY although I know they’ve been there a while, but why?

Dead coyote now. I guess they are checking for rabies.


2 posted on 03/27/2014 1:06:18 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

big problem - they caused a hell of a problem with the deer hunt this past fall - there were days when I would take the atv around my property and not see a single deer track and packs of coyote tracks - some big ones too - 40-50#


3 posted on 03/27/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (por que no musica?)
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To: george76

Had one square off with my wife in the front yard about 4 yrs ago - I was watching from the house and she stayed in her car til it ambled off


4 posted on 03/27/2014 1:15:31 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (por que no musica?)
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To: Beowulf9

Highly adaptable, broad range. Plus, the “eastern coyote” is a coyote-wolf hybrid. It’s much larger than the western variant and is much bolder in certain circumstances.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 1:16:20 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Beowulf9

... oh yeah, pack hunters too.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 1:17:00 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: Tallguy

Our coyotes out here (Arizona) are little skinny things that are light in weight and run off the minute you look at them.

coyote-wolf blend. wow.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 1:20:55 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

Quote:
“Our coyotes out here (Arizona) are little skinny things that are light in weight and run off the minute you look at them.”

That is like what we have here in Colorado.
They get pets and rabbits in the open-space behind my house but do not seem interested in doing anything but running when they see a human. Thank goodness.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 1:23:58 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Beowulf9

Coyotes are a real problem here in Connecticut.
They get bolder every year.

Plenty of deer, rodents, small pets. They don’t have any competition for food and they’ve adapted to living near people.

Had a rabid coyote (foam dripping from its mouth) walk right past me about 15 years ago. Maybe 15 feet away from me while I was dragging trash to the curb. It didn’t even know I was there and it didn’t care about all the noise I was making. I was lucky.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

Every few weeks one of my idiot neighbors puts up a missing dog sign. They keep putting their little dogs in the back yard and then wonder what happened to them.

Lady, it’s a freaking Yorkie. He should be asleep on the couch and not in the back yard. Personally I think it’s a Lake Placid thing. She is either feeding the local coyotes or the birds of prey. Problem is her dogs cost hundreds of dollars.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 1:30:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Tallguy

Saw one crossing the road. Might have been a wolf.

Sucker looked like a sabertooth tiger. BIG.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 1:32:16 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: george76

Coyotes are nasty varmints. I had a big mommy and her almost grown pup stand up to me once. I was riding my bicycle to work some years back and at a dark (pre-dawn) section of road I could see the pair on the shoulder. I stopped about 12 to 15 yards away and dismounted keeping the bike between me and them. The mom made a peculiar threatening noise. I started to unzip my daypack to grab my camera and then they retreated.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Every few weeks one of my idiot neighbors puts up a missing dog sign

My daughter lives in SA outside Babcock and 1604. There are coyotes. Every once in awhile, the sound of a .223 will ring out...someone taking out a coyote. Bill McManus would not be pleased.

13 posted on 03/27/2014 1:37:12 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Monterrosa-24

I encountered one of the beasts while jogging on Cape Cod one morning as he crossed the road in front of me. He stopped and stared at me then carried on into the woods. I had no way of defending myself if he decided to attack.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 1:42:35 PM PDT by Ax
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To: george76

The lady needs a better dog.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 1:43:05 PM PDT by WinMod70
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To: kidd
Coyotes are a real problem here in Connecticut.

Lived in Fairfield County CT several years ago. Our home was inland near reservoirs with large tracks of uninhabited wooded areas surrounding them. Deer were a problem and eastern coyotes were beginning to make an appearance. Lots of wild life in this ideal area with little hunting permitted.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Hammerhead

Was out scouting deer on my property in York County (PA) about 10 years ago. 1 came bounding through the tall grass at me. He didn’t see me right away, and the wind was in my face (so he didn’t smell me). Sucker up to with about 12 feet, slammed on the brakes and veered off. Got a good close look at him. BIG.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 1:49:14 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: george76

She needs lessons from our governor Rick.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: sockmonkey

I got one a couple weeks ago with my .22 mag.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 1:53:42 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Beowulf9

I live in a suburb of the Twin Cities. See 1 or 2 a week. They are so common that the local police have a coyote section on their web page. Do not call the police. They will not respond. Just stay out of the coyotes way and keep your pets in the house.

Seriously.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 1:59:04 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Monterrosa-24
I started to unzip my daypack to grab my camera and then they retreated.

You would have done better to have unzipped your daypack and grabbed your 9mm pistol. But I guess that depends on what state you live in. Here in the People's Republic of Maryland ... I can't conceal carry a nerf gun.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 2:05:30 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: Tallguy

Saw a coyote on a walking trail here in a suburb of Dallas. Saw a bobcat as well last October. There is a park that extends for miles so wildlife has encroached on it.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 2:09:32 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: george76

The one sure way to get rid of the coyotes is to introduce wild tigers into the area. You turn six or seven thousand wild tigers loose in New York City and I’d come back for another visit.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 2:11:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 (R"A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kidd

I see them all the time at the golf course up the street. They just lay about the side of the fairway resting.....remarkable.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 2:42:59 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: george76

See a Coyote, kill a Coyote.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 2:48:15 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: george76
Early one Sunday morning the local PD brought me a carcass of a coyote that they had shot in front of the Courthouse, downtown. The loner had been subsisting upon housecats in the downtown area for no telling how long and weighed upwards to 75#, was in good flesh and his coat was slick. The PD thought him to be a wolf but he was all coyote. Fed well, coyotes can grow to be around 75#.
26 posted on 03/27/2014 2:51:01 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Tallguy

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/meet-the-coywolf/meet-the-coywolf/8605/

We used to call them “coydogs.” They are all over the place in New York.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: george76

28 posted on 03/27/2014 3:12:09 PM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: george76

What was the woman’s dog doing during the attack?Enjoying the show?Time to get a dog that will help during a crisis.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: dartuser

Sometimes is pays to be a scofflaw.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 3:28:52 PM PDT by doberville
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31 posted on 03/27/2014 3:45:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Beowulf9

The coyote-wolf blend in peculiar to the NY/PA area. It seems only certain of each species can cross breed.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 3:48:24 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I don't know when the UFO dumped off all these stupid people, but I guess they're not coming back.)
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To: Beowulf9
Surprised to see coyotes in NY

I cannot recall the source but I read once that there is no county in the United States that does not have coyotes in it. There was a citation of some spotted in downtown Chicago.

Although I have not seen them where I live, I know they're there since I've heard them and I've found coyote scat on my property (rural central Virginia).

33 posted on 03/27/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Beowulf9

They are NOT “coyotes”. They are grey wolf/coyote crosses from Canada and they are in most of the east now.

Bigger and more aggressive than coyotes and hunt in packs. Killed a female singer who was hiking in Nova Scotia a few years ago.

My guess is rabies,


34 posted on 03/27/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: dartuser

I carry a Kimber .45 here but that early morning bike ride was going to a school and...even here in Alabama they have us kowtowing to GFZs.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: george76

Too many people moved into the coyotes’ territory in NY. Animal protection laws and open space laws are needed there immediately!

;-)

[Well, they’ve moved to the West and done the same to us.]


36 posted on 03/27/2014 7:18:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76

Coyote fur makes a good parka hood fringe, BTW. With a wire sewn in under the hem of the hood, the fringe can be shaped to help prevent snow blindness.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 7:25:04 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

2 and 4 legged Coyotes in NYC Central Park, too ?


38 posted on 03/27/2014 7:29:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

LOL!


39 posted on 03/27/2014 7:35:23 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: george76
2 and 4 legged Coyotes in NYC Central Park, too ?

I'd say shoot the 4 legged ones and hit on the 2 legged ones if you so desire. :)

40 posted on 03/28/2014 6:33:09 AM PDT by KirbDog
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To: doberville

Indeed.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Monkey Face
"Coyote handling practice"


42 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:51 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: Salamander

LOL! Works for me!


43 posted on 03/28/2014 7:17:04 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I don't know when the UFO dumped off all these stupid people, but I guess they're not coming back.)
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