Skip to comments.Coyote Attacks Woman Walking Dog in Rockland County ( NY )
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
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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.
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#
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
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.
... oh yeah, pack hunters too.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Saw one crossing the road. Might have been a wolf.
Sucker looked like a sabertooth tiger. BIG.
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.
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.
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.
The lady needs a better dog.
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.
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.
She needs lessons from our governor Rick.
I got one a couple weeks ago with my .22 mag.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I see them all the time at the golf course up the street. They just lay about the side of the fairway resting.....remarkable.
See a Coyote, kill a Coyote.
We used to call them “coydogs.” They are all over the place in New York.
What was the woman’s dog doing during the attack?Enjoying the show?Time to get a dog that will help during a crisis.
Sometimes is pays to be a scofflaw.
The coyote-wolf blend in peculiar to the NY/PA area. It seems only certain of each species can cross breed.
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).
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,
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.
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.]
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.
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. :)
LOL! Works for me!