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Residents Warned of Coyotes After Attack (Mansfield, Ohio)
http://fox8.com/ ^ | November 1, 2013, | Jessica Dabrowski

Posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:09 AM PST by Whenifhow

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Local authorities in Mansfield were tracking a pack of coyotes Friday after a man doing some lawn care was attacked.

He was riding a mower while blowing leaves along Springmill Road shortly before noon.

According to the Mansfield Police Department, about four coyotes rushed at him from a wooded area and one jumped up on the mower, scratching him.

The man’s jacket was torn and he suffered an injury to his arm but was able to drive himself to the hospital.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: animal; attack; coyote; mansfield
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1 posted on 11/04/2013 6:49:09 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

There is a reason these things were hunted down...


2 posted on 11/04/2013 6:51:38 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Whenifhow

Those wolf cages for the kids they have out in Wyoming might come useful in Ohio.

Might be hard to cut the grass though.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 6:52:12 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DonaldC

You have to be quite a wimp to be unable to defend yourself from a coyote.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 6:53:16 AM PST by paristexas
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Ohio Ping

another article here with more information
Man escapes coyote pack near country club

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20131101/NEWS01/311010005/Man-escapes-from-coyote-pack-near-Westbrook-Country-Club?nc&gcheck=1


5 posted on 11/04/2013 6:54:01 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

My bet is against the critters being coyotes, and instead being some mix of coyotes and dogs.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 6:57:54 AM PST by matthew fuller (Americans deserve better than an illegal alien communist from Kenya.)
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To: Whenifhow

They’re no longer afraid of riding mowers? We’re DOOMED!


7 posted on 11/04/2013 7:01:04 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: paristexas
Never underestimate any animal, especially those with sharp teeth and claws.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 7:03:23 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Whenifhow

Cringe! Cower! Shelter in place!

Or - shoot, shovel and shut up. Like we do.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:19 AM PST by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Timber Rattler

This is why God gave us Modern Sporting Rifles...


10 posted on 11/04/2013 7:05:51 AM PST by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: paristexas

Eastern Coyotes are quite a bit larger than their western cousin. They have taken the place in the food chain left vacant by wolves. They can weigh upwards of 75 lbs. They also hunt in packs, just like wolves. They have become more aggressive here in NH in the last 10 years. They do not seem to be afraid of humans like they were 20 years ago.
They routinely kill cats and small dogs around here. They have begun to attack small children. Attacking a full grown man on a riding lawn tractor is most likely a rabid animal.


11 posted on 11/04/2013 7:12:20 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: paristexas

“You have to be quite a wimp to be unable to defend yourself from a coyote.”

The coyotes in southern Mi can run 50-60 lbs, I’m sure they are that big in Ohio too.

The coyotes around here aren’t the ratty little things they have in the southwest.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 7:13:34 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: paristexas
You have to be quite a wimp to be unable to defend yourself from a coyote

Hmmmm...not when one is dealing with the more and more common wolf/coyote hybrid. And a pack is still a pack..formidable

13 posted on 11/04/2013 7:16:43 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen ( L.I.P. (low information President))
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To: paristexas

It said “pack.” That is not “A” coyote. What sort of weapon would he have on a lawn mower anyway?

The coyotes here in Michigan are not the “Wily” coyote/western types. They are BIG, possibly crossed with wolves or dogs. The coyotes in Mansfield, Ohio, may be of the same cross. I heard coyotes traveled in families, not packs. Are the authorities sure it wasn’t either a dog pack or a small type of wolf in a pack?


14 posted on 11/04/2013 7:18:09 AM PST by madison10
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To: Beagle8U

Whoops. I should have read the thread first.


15 posted on 11/04/2013 7:19:18 AM PST by madison10
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To: matthew fuller

Coyotes have made a big comeback in this part of the world in recent years. Particularly in Ohio. A guy even caught one in a very urbanized Pittsburgh neighborhood about a mile from downtown.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 7:19:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beagle8U

The ones in SW Pa are becoming more urbanized. Pretty common site in the suburbs any more. Had a coyote competition hunt here and the biggest one was shot behind a Holiday Inn.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 7:24:07 AM PST by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: paristexas

Not really...coyotes are smarter, more nimble and stronger than many give them credit for...this ain’t the Road Runner cartoon.

They typically hunt in packs and can present a significant threat.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 7:26:52 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: driftdiver

Eastern Coyote’s very rarely attack humans in the entire history of the state of PA there has only been 1 recorded death of a human from coyote attack.

They also tend to hunt in pairs not packs...

I wouldn’t leave my small animals or children out alone in an area where they are known to exist, but this incident seems to raise some questions on whether these actually were coyotes or something else.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 7:28:25 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Whenifhow

We have them here in northern PA too! They make quite a racket at night! I say shoot all of them!


20 posted on 11/04/2013 7:28:33 AM PST by Cricket24 (Defund Obamacare. Better yet.....REPEAL IT!)
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To: paristexas

“You have to be quite a wimp to be unable to defend yourself from a coyote.”

How about 4 coyotes and you don’t have a weapon?


21 posted on 11/04/2013 7:29:51 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: paristexas

“You have to be quite a wimp to be unable to defend yourself from a coyote.”

Douchebaggery is unbecoming.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 7:30:07 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Whenifhow

Earlier this year I was on the mower when I notice a coyote walking out of the trees, I stopped the mower to watch, the thing just walked right by me. It was very strange.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 7:31:59 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Not quite true, they tend to hunt in pairs, not packs and tend to weigh in the 30-50 lb range.

They are certainly bigger than their western relatives, but they are also very shy, and far more common that most people realize.

As I said before I wouldn’t leave a small animal outside, or leave small children alone in an area where Coyotes are known to be, but there is a lot about this attack that raises questions about whether these were actually coyotes or something else.


24 posted on 11/04/2013 7:32:36 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: madison10
What sort of weapon would he have on a lawn mower anyway?

A small revolver fits nicely in ones pocket while mowing. I have Yotes in my area and I don't mow without it. For that matter I won't let my Ratty's go out without me standing there with larger pistol in hand till they get their business done. Oh and it comes in handy for the occasional Copperhead as well.

25 posted on 11/04/2013 7:32:37 AM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: woodbutcher1963

I never see them in packs around here. The only time I’ve ever seen more than one at a time is when the pups are small.


26 posted on 11/04/2013 7:34:00 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: woodbutcher1963

We live in rural NH.

When my kids take the dog out after dark, the older ones are bearing sidearms, and the younger ones are provided armed escorts, Ma, Pa, or one of the older kids.

Coyotes seem to have lost their fear of man. In small numbers, they do a lot of good killing woodchucks and other varmints. But in larger numbers, small animals become scarcer and the coyotes pack up and start looking for new, larger game.

Their numbers have increased a lot lately. Time do thin the packs out a bit.


27 posted on 11/04/2013 7:35:56 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: cva66snipe

Mowing is an activity where I have avoided carrying, I don’t want the sweat and grit in the gun. Might have to reconsider.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 7:37:23 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: cva66snipe

You have Ratty’s?

We have one. Love him. He’s quite a bold little critter. Maybe a little too much, so.

He’s really good at keeping the rodent count low, so we don’t need the coyotes to protect the garden as much any more.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 7:38:53 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Whenifhow

The wildlife officer said he believes it’s an isolated incident.

“He had his headphones on and his hoodie up and maybe they didn’t associate him with a human being,” he said.
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Where can I get one?


30 posted on 11/04/2013 7:39:50 AM PST by NCcatdaddy
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To: dangerdoc

Stainless revolver in a holster.

Fewer moving parts. Less trouble with dirt, grime and sweat.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 7:40:41 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: paristexas

Sounds he did defend himself. So I guess he’s not a wimp.

whew crisis averted


32 posted on 11/04/2013 7:46:48 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Westbrook

Rarely see a coyote in my area. Do see wild hogs, panthers, an occasional otter, foxes, and even a bobcat.

The hogs and panther worry me.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 7:48:26 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Whenifhow

Mansfield was once home to one of my favorite authors...Louis Bromfield. I would love to visit Malabar Farm some day,


34 posted on 11/04/2013 7:50:07 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Westbrook

The only one I own is an N frame.


35 posted on 11/04/2013 7:50:39 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Westbrook
Time to thin the packs out a bit.

hussein will not allow it.

36 posted on 11/04/2013 7:51:24 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

> hussein will not allow it.

Who’s gonna tell ‘im?
;)


37 posted on 11/04/2013 7:53:57 AM PST by Westbrook ()Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: cva66snipe

“A small revolver fits nicely in ones pocket while mowing”
I’m thinking two mounted shooting tricked out .45’s in shoulder holsters like the guy in the “Mummy” movie:)


38 posted on 11/04/2013 7:56:33 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: dangerdoc

Most non-rabid wild animals will avoid contact with humans if at all possible. They seem instinctively smart enough to realize that we may be armed, and more than a match.

Unlike a particular teenager in Florida whose name I won’t mention.


39 posted on 11/04/2013 7:59:23 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: matthew fuller
My bet is against the critters being coyotes, and instead being some mix of coyotes and dogs.

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Have Spread Across U.S. East

They are a lot bigger and badder than the Western Coyote.

40 posted on 11/04/2013 7:59:57 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Timber Rattler

Hi Cutie :) they are beautiful.


41 posted on 11/04/2013 8:01:16 AM PST by angcat
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To: driftdiver
"Rarely see a coyote in my area".

How about the other animal that prefer in hunt in packs......Obama's sons?

42 posted on 11/04/2013 8:02:44 AM PST by free from tyranny
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To: madison10

Coyotes are a small type of wolf: their proper biological name is “the lesser prairie wolf”. We had problems with a pair hunting in tandem that almost moved me to buy a crossbow with a laser sight — the only thing with sufficient lethality that wouldn’t run afoul of no-discharge-of-firearms ordinances where I live. They moved to other hunting grounds before I bought it.


43 posted on 11/04/2013 8:14:02 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Whenifhow
but was able to drive himself to the hospital...

Did he use the riding mower to get there?

44 posted on 11/04/2013 8:19:58 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Whenifhow

Are the coyotes on the payroll of the EPA?


45 posted on 11/04/2013 8:31:45 AM PST by lurk
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To: Ditto

The photo looks like the ones I’ve seen here in SE lower Michigan. They are not afraid of much.


46 posted on 11/04/2013 8:44:03 AM PST by madison10
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To: Whenifhow

Just reintroduce wolves. That will help.


47 posted on 11/04/2013 8:46:52 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: paristexas

Not trying to dogpile on you (pardon the pun), but even a 40 lb. yote is a handful and can inflict some serious damage. Plus you get to go through a series of rabies shots to boot. Rethink.


48 posted on 11/04/2013 8:56:04 AM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

The easterns descended from the Algonquin Wolf.


49 posted on 11/04/2013 9:00:14 AM PST by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: paristexas

Different animals employ different survival strategies. Coyotes hunt in packs and are opportunists. It would be more likely that you would be attacked by a pack rather than a single coyote. That is a slightly different scenario. Coyotes killed my neighbors two pit bulls.


50 posted on 11/04/2013 9:08:07 AM PST by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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