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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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