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  • Suburbs clash over solutions as residents battle coyote infestation

    09/28/2014 3:34:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    When Charlene Warner walks her dog each morning in her neighborhood in upscale Seal Beach, California, she’s terrified she’ll be attacked—not by muggers or gangs, but by coyotes. “They are killing our animals. They are scaring us. I go out every morning with rocks in my pockets, tennis shoes on, mace on my neck, a whistle on my neckand a foghorn on my leash, and I still don’t feel safe,” Ms. Warner said last week in comments before the Seal Beach City Council. She has reason to be nervous. Stories abound in nearby Orange County of dogs and cats snatched...
  • Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

    07/28/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 28, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    New footage claims to show Mexican smugglers known as coyotes smuggling immigrants across the U.S. – Mexico border using jet skis. A video shown on the Breitbart website claims the person driving the jet ski is a smuggler, and that his passengers are a woman and her infant child. It then shows the pair being taken into custody by Border Patrol. The woman departs the jet ski and walks along the river bank to a nearby road where authorities apprehend her and the baby. The video is said by Breitbart to have been shot recently at Anzalduas Park, in Mission,...
  • REPORT: Mexican Coyotes Load Up Illegal Alien Girls With Birth Control For Their Rapes (Video)

    07/18/2014 3:34:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway ^ | July 17, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Human smugglers in Mexico routinely give young illegal immigrant girls birth control for their trip through Mexico. The odds are they will be raped.
  • Congressman: Obama 'co-conspirator' in border torture

    06/27/2014 10:01:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    'Boys and girls forced to cut off the fingers or cut off the ears of other boys and girls' Only days after the stunning report from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, of threats and torture illegal alien children endure en route to the southern U.S. border, a member of Congress is charging that President Obama, through his statements and actions, is complicit. Cruz’s statement came in a news conference after he, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas, and others visited a dorm at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas that serves as a temporary home to some of the tens of thousands...
  • Coyotes On The Prowl in San Francisco

    12/10/2013 10:48:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Dec 9, 2013 | Chris Roberts
    Real-life wild dogs are on the prowl in San Francisco, which has itself a coyote problem. "More than 100" coyotes are alive in well in the City by the Bay, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which notes a marked increase -- there was just 15 "a little more than a year ago," according to outdoors writer Tom Stienstra. That figure is based on "crops of pups" as well as a field study and photography by Natures Lantern, the newspaper reported. Coyotes have been seen crossing busy streets like Sunset Boulevard, and have been seen in populated areas from Telegraph...
  • Will Hunters Be Called in to Stop Roaming Coyotes?

    10/02/2013 12:25:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
    Princeton officials are considering whether to use licensed hunters and trappers to reduce the growing population of coyotes and foxes in the Ivy league town. The number of complaints has been on the rise. Animal control officer Mark Johnson tells The Times of Trenton people have been chased and a dog and a couple of cats were killed by coyotes. Johnson says sharpshooters would likely be sent to certain wooded areas and fields to shoot and kill the coyotes. “We would not like to kill everything, but we definitely want to lessen the population,” Johnson told the paper. Princeton uses...
  • Family’s Dog Recovering After Suffering Two-Dozen Bites In Coyote Attack

    09/10/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 9, 2013 11:26 PM
    WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) — A family’s dog is recovering after being attacked by coyotes in the family’s back yard. Momo, a miniature pincher, underwent surgery at the hospital for at least two-dozen bites, located primarily around her stomach. “She’s still alive, and I feel so lucky,” the dog’s owner, Huong Luu, said. Deputies believe at least two coyotes attacked the dog after jumping the yard’s fence. Neighbors, meanwhile, say that coyote attacks are no rare accidents in their neighborhood, suggesting that they come from a field near the school. “There’s a little farm just about a block away, and they lost...
  • Local coyote population skyrocketing (Atlanta)

    03/06/2013 5:56:55 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | Mar 05, 2013 5:29 PM EST | Darryl Carver
    ATLANTA - Animal experts say the population of coyotes is growing faster than they can keep up with. The latest example comes from Midtown Atlanta, where one resident spotted and photographed a coyote. ... "Whenever they do drop down, they rebound really quick. Sixty to 80 percent of the adult female coyotes are going to have pups every year," said Elliot. Elliot warns don't be fooled by the animal's appearance; coyotes are natural predators and small pets have become prey, so he advises to be careful especially if your pets spend a lot of time outside.
  • Not even U.S. green card can lure investors

    12/28/2012 4:07:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | December 27, 2012 | David Shoalts
    Greg Jamison says he hopes to close the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes in January, and while the usual doubters point out this is simply the latest in a long line of such predictions, they are giving him full marks for creativity in his hunt for investors. This is due to Jamison’s novel but failed attempt to find investors through the Immigrant Investor Program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Two sources familiar with his investment plans said Jamison, the former president of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, tried to raise at least some of the $170-million (all currency...
  • Coyotes may be start of larger urban carnivore trend

    10/07/2012 2:48:38 AM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | 10-05-2012
    First it was foxes, skunks and raccoons. Now coyotes are setting up shop in increasing numbers within urban settings in North America. Are larger carnivores next? A professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University says urban coyotes, the largest of the mid-size carnivores, may be setting the stage for their larger brethren to start migrating to cities. "They're the ones that are kind of pushing the envelope right now," Stan Gehrt said, suggesting animals like bears, wolves and mountain lions may be next....
  • S.F. National Forest Warns of Coyotes (Protect them WTF?)

    07/12/2012 7:55:38 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 70 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 12, 2012 | ABQ Journal Staff
    SANTA FE — After several reports of confrontations between hikers’ dogs and coyotes in recent weeks, Santa Fe National Forest officials are asking residents “to be alert to situations for potential wildlife conflicts and learn how to avoid them.”A National Forest news release suggested hikers should be “mindful and respectful of the coyote’s habitat” by keeping dogs on a leash. The release also noted that under a Santa Fe County ordinance, any dog or other domestic animal within a county park, trail or open space area shall be restrained by a leash. A dog owned by Santa Fe residents Houston...
  • Cedar Park (TX) resident spots possible Chupacabras

    06/04/2012 5:44:02 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 17 replies
    AAS ^ | 5/31/2012 | Benjamin Wermund
    A pack of hairless critters that has taken to a patch of woods just north of U.S. 183 and RM 1431 in Cedar Park has people in the area wondering if the creatures could be the legendary chupacabra. Authorities, however, are blaming the sightings on mangy coyotes.
  • Coyotes Are the New Top Dogs

    05/17/2012 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 17, 2012 | Sharon Levy
    Coyotes are champions of change and have evolved in clever ways to take advantage of a human-dominated landscape Near the dawn of time, the story goes, Coyote saved the creatures of Earth. According to the mythology of Idaho's Nez Perce people, the monster Kamiah had stalked into the region and was gobbling up the animals one by one. The crafty Coyote evaded Kamiah but didn't want to lose his friends, so he let himself be swallowed. From inside the beast, Coyote severed Kamiah's heart and freed his fellow animals. Then he chopped up Kamiah and threw the pieces to the...
  • In City Where Dogs Outnumber Children, Finding a Way for Coyotes to Coexist

    05/16/2012 8:10:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    ny times ^ | May 14, 2012 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    SAN FRANCISCO — Dogs outnumber children here, making already assertive dog owners an even more formidable political force. But the emergence in recent years of coyotes in the city’s parks, and sometimes in its expensive backyards and picturesque streets, has raised doubts about whether that founding legacy can survive. Will the two animal worlds — the domesticated and the wild — be able to coexist? Might they even, as many in this liberal city hope, ultimately complement each other? Taking no chances, city officials recently cordoned off trails and barricaded a restroom in an area of Golden Gate Park where...
  • NHL CONFERENCE FINALS - LIVE THREAD

    05/13/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT · by airborne · 51 replies
    NHL website ^ | 5/12/12 | none
    NHL announces dates, starts times, national TV coverage for Conference FinalsThe National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET. The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET. National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide...
  • Coyotes kill buffalo in Haverhill ( Massachusetts )

    09/16/2011 2:50:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Globe ^ | 09/16/2011 | Meghan Irons
    Coyotes lurking in the woods in Massachusetts have been known to attack dogs, chickens, cats, and even, in rare instances, people. But a buffalo ?... A pack of coyotes entered a pen where his 14 buffalos grazed. When they were done, one was missing...“All that was left was skin and bone,” said Kimball, who was keeping watch over the pen today as the herd huddled together and grazed on grass. ... After the coyote attack, he vowed to be vigilant in protecting the animals – armed, if necessary. “I’m going to come out here with my gun, and if I...
  • [Mexico:]TRAIN RIDE TO NOWHERE: Travelers easy victims in drug war

    07/17/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | July 16, 2011 | Not named
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story contains graphic, disturbing content and language that may not be suitable for some readers. For some victims of the drug war in Mexico, the road to hell starts with a train ride. First, coyotes approach, offering transportation to the border. No money changes hands – yet. The travelers are herded like cattle into boxcars. There is little or no food; the heat is excruciating. The monotonous thunder of the train on the rails lulls them. Then, the train rolls to a stop. The horror is about to begin. THE REPORT The Comisión Nacional de los...
  • 10-Pound Chihuahua Is Snatched by Coyote in City Park

    07/09/2011 1:44:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | John Pope
    Susana Palma had taken her dogs -- a 70-pound poodle and a 10-pound Chihuahua -- to City Park on Friday for their daily late-afternoon stroll. She parked on Filmore Avenue, near the driving range, and opened the car door to let the dogs roam, without leashes. "Everybody walks without a leash because nothing happens there," Palma said. "It's open to the public. There are lot of people walking around." They set out. Miles, the poodle, walked ahead of Palma, and Killer, the Chihuahua, was about three steps behind. They hadn't walked more than 40 feet when Palma said she sensed...
  • Coyote threatens my daughter and her dog.

    04/27/2011 10:46:47 AM PDT · by altura · 99 replies · 2+ views
    slef | April 27, 2011 | altura
    My daughter encountered a coyote while walking her four month old Golden Retriever puppy yesterday. She was walking on a trail near her home by Grapevine Lake. She was unable to scare the coyote by yelling and had to call for assistance from another hiker. She is small and her puppy is small. What's a good defense against a coyote?
  • Mayor equates Tea Party protest to Tucson tragedy.

    03/14/2011 4:06:43 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 1+ views
    MichaelGraham.com ^ | March 11, 2011 | Michael Graham
    Actually I’m paraphrasing. Here’s the original sentence: Scruggs said that because the word "protest" was used, she reported the situation to the Police Department. “Scruggs” is Mayor Elaine Scruggs of Glendale, AZ.  The word “protest” was in an email from a local Tea Party activist, Annette McHugh. The Tea Party opposes plans for a taxpayer-subsidized $197 million stadium deal.  But that mundane issue quickly turned into something else: [McHugh] emotionally told members that the mayor confronted them with an e-mail McHugh had sent to party members. The e-mail said the group might protest at Scruggs' community town hall Tuesday, although...
  • GOP Joins Obama To Cut Border Security Funding

    02/15/2011 11:24:48 AM PST · by La Lydia · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 15, 2011
    Crucial border security programs are on the chopping block under a government spending bill proposed by Republicans, who have long called for strengthening security along the notoriously violent and porous southern border. The hypocritical move essentially puts Republicans on the same page as Democrats on a contentious issue that has long been the source of partisan battles. President Obama’s proposed 2011 budget, ... reduces the number of Border Patrol agents along the Mexican border by 180 and cuts $226 million in funding for an electronic “virtual fence.” The Republican government spending bill introduced just days ago slashes $600 million from...
  • The Other Deer Hunters

    02/09/2011 6:07:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Field and Stream ^ | February 09, 2011 | Scott Bestul
    As whitetail predators, coyotes may be more destructive than ever. If you think coyotes aren’t killing a lot of deer, you’re not alone. You’re also probably wrong. Significant coyote predation has been documented in various parts of the whitetail’s range. But throughout much of the South, Midwest, and suburban Northeast, the coyote is a fairly new predator and is barely on the radar of many whitetail hunters and experts. In over three decades of deer hunting and observation, I had personally come to view them as bumbling opportunists—more Wile E. Coyote than the Big Bad Wolf—when it comes to killing...
  • Another great story from Skookum....

    11/30/2010 6:10:23 AM PST · by Renfield
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-2010 | Skookum
    Maxims From The Seven Sages Of Ancient Greece 600 BC Practice What Is Just; Base Your Knowledge On Learning; Pursue Honor; Think As A Mortal; On Reaching The End, Be Without Sorrow I was on my way to town to meet a girl at a dance, I was excited. It was a New Year’s Eve Dance, I had on a suit and my cowboy boots. The dance was in Dawson Creek and I had to drive over a hundred miles one way, but I was so excited I didn’t care. There was a Chinook blowing warm air currents from the...
  • 2 coyote attacks in 1 hour in NYC suburb; tot hurt

    09/06/2010 10:57:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Sep 06, 2010
    RYE BROOK, N.Y. - A teen and a toddler have come face-to-face with a coyote in two separate incidents within about an hour in a New York City suburb... In June, the town of Rye - about 3 miles from Rye Brook - had two coyote attacks within four days. A 3-year-old girl playing in her backyard was jumped from behind by a coyote, and a 6-year-old girl was mauled by two coyotes.
  • Coyotes in the State of Nature

    07/17/2010 8:25:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 17, 2010 | Kevin Williamson
    Coyotes in the State of NatureFrom the July 19, 2010, issue of NR.  Here’s a two-Americas story for you: Westchester County, in the suburbs of New York City, was home to Hillary Clinton when she pretended to represent New York in the U.S. Senate, and its voters gave Barack Obama 63 percent of their ballots in 2008. It’s the sort of place that causes heavy breathing among the liberal faithful de­voutly awaiting the coming of the New Democratic Majority, that blessed condition that will enrapture America when formerly Republican white suburbanites once and for all join forces with the traditional...
  • Human smugglers showing violent upswing, ICE says

    07/06/2010 11:01:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | July 5, 2010 | SUSAN CARROLL
    Houston raids reveal drug gangs' savage attacks on illegal immigrants The smuggler, nicknamed "El Pelon," Baldy, forced the 11 illegal immigrants to strip naked shortly after they arrived at the southwest Houston stash house, hoping to complicate any plans for escape. He and the other smugglers led the men up a staircase to a room on the second floor.And there, they lived in what one Honduran immigrant described as a "state of terror" for days while the smugglers attempted to extort more money from their relatives to secure their release. One man said a smuggler stepped on his chest until...
  • Girl, 6, scratched, bitten by coyotes who attacked as she played in front yard in NYC suburb

    06/26/2010 10:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    33TV ^ | June 26, 2010
    Police say a 6-year-old girl was scratched and bitten by a pair of coyotes who charged her as she played with friends in the front yard of her suburban New York City home. The girl was treated and released from the hospital. She had bites on her shoulder, thigh and possibly on one ear. Her back had been scratched. Police in the Westchester County city of Rye, about 30 miles northeast of Manhattan, said Saturday that they were searching for the coyotes. Police Commissioner William Connors says they believe the animals may be rabid, given that coyotes rarely attack humans....
  • Gov. Perry blasts 'wily' coyote

    04/27/2010 4:21:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 1,341+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2010 | JIM VERTUNO
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog. Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin.
  • Coyote vs. Greyhound: The Battle Lines Are Drawn

    04/26/2010 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 111 replies · 2,682+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 25, 2010 | JULIET MACUR
    Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesJohn Hardzog, a cattle rancher in Oklahoma, releasing some of his greyhounds from his 1977 Ford pickup to hunt coyotes ELGIN, Okla. — One morning in an otherwise quiet corner of the Great Plains, high-pitched yips and deep growls sprang from a cluster of trees. Two greyhounds were fighting a pack of coyotes. One greyhound was bitten on a front paw and a back leg. The other was bitten in the jaw, and blood soaked its muzzle. But two of the seven coyotes died. The greyhounds, wild-eyed and wet with slobber, trotted to their...
  • Jogger killed by wolves shows wisdom of national park gun rule change

    03/13/2010 3:24:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies · 2,426+ views
    Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | March 13, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann
    We recently looked at the growing threat posed by the presence of violent drug gangs on pubplic land, such as national parks, and the wisdom of no longer mandating that park visitors be rendered unable to defend themselves from that danger. While the greatest threat of violence is undoubtedly posed by rogue humans, a recent tragedy reminds us that sometimes, lethal danger walks on four legs. we were constantly told that wild places like national parks are "oases of peace in a violent society," and thus having a means of self-defense in such places is unnecessary. Some of our national...
  • Coyote Attacks Increase In The Valley ( PHOENIX )

    11/18/2009 7:42:05 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,071+ views
    CBS 5 News ^ | November 18, 2009 | Elizabeth Erwin
    People Say Animals Are Preying On Larger Livestock. People living in major Valley neighborhoods... that coyotes have all but overtaken their neighborhoods. Don Hoopes and his 7-year-old son Jordan have a new ritual every night. They need to make sure all their animals are tucked safely inside, now that they know what can happen if they don't. Neighbor Richard Tate said, "I saw one yesterday morning trying to attack dogs in broad daylight." Tate's had a couple sheep slaughtered by coyotes already. He said they even tried to go after his ram. Tate said , "My concern is that if...
  • Taylor Mitchell, 19, Musician, Killed by Coyotes

    10/30/2009 5:48:45 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 30 replies · 1,936+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 10-30-09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The singer died on the way to the hospital from her wounds. The coyotes had bitten her many times and the paramedics said she was in critical condition when they found her and she had lost a lot of blood.
  • Dog Packs and a Poor Economy Don't make me shoot your dog.

    10/30/2009 9:23:06 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 44 replies · 1,153+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 10-30-09 | Sherry Tomfeld
    This article is on dog packs and dogs that run with coyotes. Is the economy adding to the numbers? I think so. Instead of feeding the dogs or turning the dogs over to the humane shelter, people are just "dumping" the dogs. Not only is this not the "right" thing to do, it's a dangerous thing to do.
  • Coyotes kill Toronto singer in Cape Breton

    10/29/2009 3:37:44 AM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 23 replies · 1,425+ views
    CBC ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | CBC
    A 19-year-old folk singer from Toronto has died after being attacked by two coyotes in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
  • Rising folk star Taylor Mitchell killed by coyotes

    10/28/2009 3:22:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 106 replies · 4,342+ views
    news ^ | October 29, 2009
    A PROMISING young Canadian musician has been attacked and killed by coyotes while on a tour promoting her new album. Taylor Mitchell, 19, was considered a rising star of the folk music scene, having just earned a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination. She was hiking alone on the Syline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park when a pair of coyotes attacked her. Tourists rushed to her aid when they heard her screams and found Mitchell bleeding heavily from mulitple wounds "all over her body", according to The Canadian Press. "She was losing a considerable amount of blood from her...
  • Coyotes kill woman on hike in Canadian park

    10/28/2009 3:07:01 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    TORONTO – Two coyotes attacked a promising young musician as she was hiking alone in a national park in eastern Canada, and authorities said she died Wednesday of her injuries. The victim was identified as Taylor Mitchell, 19, a singer-songwriter from Toronto who was touring her new album on the East Coast.
  • Toronto singer killed by coyotes

    10/28/2009 12:33:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 170 replies · 7,823+ views
    The Star ^ | 10/28/09
    Taylor Mitchell, a 19-year-old Toronto singer whose debut album was released in March, has died in a Nova Scotia hospital after being mauled by coyotes in a Cape Breton park. Mitchell was hiking Tuesday on the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park when she was attacked by two coyotes. Another hiker, who was walking nearby, heard her cries for help and called 911. Officers arrived about 3:15 p.m., and one of the coyotes fled into the bush. The other coyote was shot and limped away. Mitchell was airlifted to a hospital in Halifax, where she died early Wednesday....
  • Shootout at Tijuana border closes crossing

    09/22/2009 9:06:08 PM PDT · by South40 · 6 replies · 731+ views
    Orange County Register (AP) ^ | September 22, 2009
    SAN DIEGO – Four people were injured in a gunbattle today involving an attempt to smuggle illegal immigrants from Mexico at the busiest border crossing in the U.S., authorities said. More than 70 people traveling in three vans involved in the incident were in federal custody, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica DeCima. Details remained sketchy, but van drivers tried to storm past inspectors at the San Ysidro port of entry and make their way into the U.S. without stopping, DeCima said. “It was human smuggling, definitely,” said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs...
  • Coyotes killing livestock at farm in Dartmouth : Farmer says he may have to sell.

    09/04/2009 9:34:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 108 replies · 4,161+ views
    Globe ^ | September 4, 2009 | John R. Ellement
    Frank Gwozdz says coyotes have made a meal out of his livestock so often in the past several months that the farmer is thinking of leaving agriculture. “They are wiping me out,’’ Gwozdz said ...from his 110-acre farm in Dartmouth in Southeastern Massachusetts. In the past several months, Gwozdz said, coyotes have killed two cows, four calves, 14 goats, two lambs, two sheep, and numerous geese, ducks, and chickens. “They are getting bolder and bolder,’’ Gwozdz said of the coyotes... Gwozdz said he and his family have tried to deter the animals, sometimes by standing guard into the early morning...
  • Investigation continues in human smuggling ring (South Texas)

    06/24/2009 1:43:50 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies · 318+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | June 23, 2009 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Three Mexican men accused of holding 12 undocumented immigrants against their will have been charged with alien smuggling and conspiracy to smuggle aliens into the U.S., according to court documents. U.S. Magistrate Felix Recio on Tuesday ordered that Leonardo Juarez Torres, Abel Martinez-Rendon and Santiago Cisneros Diaz, all Mexican nationals, be held without bond until a detention hearing Friday morning. The immigrants, 10 Mexican men and two Salvadoran women, were being held in a house at 1936 Woodway Drive, said Brownsville police spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating several leads to identify other individuals possibly...
  • Madison residents consider hiring sharpshooter to kill coyotes [amongst 600,000 hunters]

    04/06/2009 5:10:42 PM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies · 1,884+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 4-6-09 | RON SEELY
    A group of West Side Madison residents is considering hiring a sharpshooter to kill problem urban coyotes that have become increasingly brazen in recent weeks, attacking and killing neighborhood pets and exhibiting little fear of people. Tammy Graupner, who lives in the Highlands neighborhood off Old Middleton Road and whose poodle, Puff, was killed by a coyote in February, said a number of other confrontations and sightings of coyotes have people in the area worried. Of special concern, she added, is the possibility that the escalating nature of the animals’ behavior toward pets and people could result in someone, possibly...
  • Coyotes settling in on Madison's West Side

    03/03/2009 4:36:31 PM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies · 1,054+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 3-4-09 | RON SEELY
    Two incidents on Madison’s West Side in which small dogs were killed by coyotes in the last three weeks have prompted city officials to schedule a public meeting with wildlife experts who will talk about living safely alongside the wild animal. Madison Ald. Mark Clear, 19th District, said one of the dogs was killed in early February in the Highlands neighborhood just north of Old Sauk Road while the other was killed in Parkwood Hills, south of Old Sauk Road. Both neighborhoods are adjacent to Owen Conservation Park, a 120-acre wooded park on Old Sauk that is home to five...
  • Coyote bites woman, attacks dog in SE Denver

    02/28/2009 6:25:16 AM PST · by yankeedame · 19 replies · 1,304+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 02/23/2009 | Kieran Nicholson
    Coyote bites woman, attacks dog in SE Denver The woman, who lives in the 3900 block of South Oneida Street, told authorities she was walking her 75-pound Labrador retriever when they were surrounded by three coyotes. Two of the coyotes attacked the dog, and the owner intervened. As she tried to defend the dog, a coyote scratched and bit the woman, according to a new release from the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The unidentified victim was treated at Swedish Medical Center and released. The dog was taken to a veterinary hospital, said Jennifer Churchill, a DOW spokeswoman. Details on the...
  • Guatemalan Girl Describes Alleged Enforced Prostitution (Illegal Alien Slavery Ring in Los Angeles)

    01/11/2009 1:07:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2009 | Scott Glover
    Guatemalan girl describes alleged enforced prostitution She testifies in federal court how a group of immigrants duped her into coming to the U.S., forced her to sell herself and kept her captive. By Scott Glover January 9, 2009 When Sandra agreed to make the perilous trek from her native Guatemala to the United States in 2006, she said, she was lured by the prospect of a job as a housekeeper that would enable her to send money to her impoverished family back home. Her father had a hernia that prevented him from working, and money was so tight that she...
  • Erie boy bitten by coyote ( Colorado )

    12/06/2008 8:26:56 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1,501+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | December 5, 2008 | Laura Snider
    Aggressive coyotes are not a new problem for people in Erie. At about this same time last year, several attacks on small dogs were reported, and one woman was bitten as she tried to wrestle her 3-year-old Maltese out of a coyote’s jaws. But the attack Thursday afternoon on Tony Sandlin was different — he didn’t approach the coyote and he didn’t have a tiny dog on hand, though he was watching out for his 6-year-old brother, Vincent, as they practiced their snowboarding skills on the golf course hill behind their house. The animal charged Tony at the bottom of...
  • Rescued immigrants claim kidnapping, rape, torture[South Texas illegals]

    12/03/2008 3:24:05 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies · 1,141+ views
    The Monitor ^ | December 2, 2008 | Jeremy Roebuck
    EDINBURG — Mario Olivares Cifuentes thought he understood the risks of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Tales of migrants drowning in the Rio Grande or succumbing to the oppressive South Texas sun spread frequently among those hoping to make the trek. But for Olivares, a Guatemalan migrant, the real danger emerged only after passing those natural perils. For almost a day, he and 20 of his countrymen were allegedly kidnapped, tortured, raped and held for ransom in a stash house east of Edinburg before federal agents rescued them last week. Their purported tormentors — a group of Mexican nationals believed...
  • 4 arrested, 13 recovered from suspected drophouse (More "God's Children"; this time, Arizona)

    09/08/2008 11:46:17 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 15 replies · 248+ views
    ABC-TV 15, Phoenix ^ | 8 September 2008 | ABC-TV 15 Phoenix
    Phoenix Police and Department of Public Safety officers found at least a dozen undocumented immigrants and three human smugglers at a west Phoenix home. A DPS official said officers also found weapons in the home near 31st Avenue and Van Buren Street Monday afternoon. There is no word on how long the victims had been held in the home, or if there are any injuries. Stay with ABC15.com as more information becomes available.
  • Mission police bust stash house after alleged sexual assault[illegals in South Texas]

    07/02/2008 5:07:19 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 223+ views
    The Monitor ^ | July 1, 2008 | Dave Hendricks and Jared Taylor
    MISSION -- Police busted a stash house Tuesday after a Honduran woman said she was sexually assaulted there. Officers raided the house -- at 2113 Sierra Court, near Mission Veterans Memorial High School on Mile 2 North and N. Mayberry Ave. -- about 11:25 a.m. Police had found the woman wandering along a nearby road in the wee hours earlier that morning. Police pulled over to see if she was OK and she told them she had been sexually assaulted at the brick house, Mission police spokesman Lt. Martin Garza said. The house likely sheltered illegal immigrants traveling north, he...
  • Summer a deadly time along U.S.-Mexico border

    06/27/2008 7:01:52 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 42 replies · 175+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 27, 2008 | DANE SCHILLER and DUDLEY ALTHAUS
    A woman who sneaked into Houston this week after hiking miles through one of the most brutally hot and deadly stretches of the U.S.-Mexico border is frantic for help, but scared to ask for it. While evading U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints in South Texas, she left behind the body of another woman who collapsed and died, perhaps from a scorpion sting or snake bite. The woman, who gave her name as Karina and insisted on anonymity, said she tried to help her friend walk when they fell far behind a larger group led by a smuggler. Now she is carefully...
  • Brazilian immigrants rescued from smugglers in Mission[Texas]

    06/19/2008 7:29:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 109+ views
    KGBT 4 ^ | June 19, 2008
    A group of Brazilians has been resuced from five smugglers holding them captive in Mission. Acting on an anonymous tip, officers responded to the 800 block of Dawson Street Wednesday afternoon. Mission Police Chief Leo Longoria said 15 Brazilians immigrants had been at the home for 14 days. The immigrants told authorities that the alleged smugglers demanded more cash for their release. Longoria said Mission police arrested five men. They are all facing unlawful restraint charges.