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Coyote attacks two Glencoe dogs - Glencoe News

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Glencoe Police are now looking for the den of a coyote suspected of attacking two Maltese dogs in three days.
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Coyotes Can Prey On Small Pets - Patch.com

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Coyotes Can Prey On Small Pets
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Coyotes migrated to Connecticut from the west in the 1950s and Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said the animals were first spotted in Monroe in the 1970s.
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 9:51 PM
On February 19th, a man let out his Bichon mix early in the morning in monroe connecticut. It was 5:30 in the morning and he heard a yelp. His dog had had serious injuries that were determined to be a coyote, which later had to be put down at the hospital.
zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 9:58 PM
Many pets are at risk of coyote attacks in areas that are highly populated with them. Even though pets are sometimes even attacked on the leash, there are ways to protect them. First off to protect cats, keep them inside. For small dogs, keep them on short leashes, so that they cant run far and you can control them if a coyote is near.
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Wildlife control operators cutting down on overpopulated beavers ...

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Wildlife control operators cutting down on overpopulated beavers ... They live under the creek bed in this den.
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 10:33 PM
It is not only deer and coyotes that can become overpopulated. In some areas, even beavers are getting out of hand. A small area in Oklahoma was home to couple of beavers near a business. A worker noticed the trees right by the buildings were being chewed and were a danger to them. They had to take action and use a conabear trap to catch 2 beavers to keep the building safe.
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Maine's Coyote Management Plan: Poorly Planned or Planned in ...

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It was nearly 2 weeks ago that I shared with readers some facts about what was taking place on the ground regarding Maine's Predation Management effort. In that report, it was determined that the cost of dispensing one ...
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 10:52 PM
In Maine, there is a management program that some say "Isnt working". Some argue that there is not enough coyotes to shoot, even though they are causing so much destruction. Also that coyotes need to be Controlled, not managed because keeping them in control is what is needed, and not having sufficient numbers for hunters to harvest.
zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 11:13 PM
The price to remove one coyote jumped from $106 to $146. This is no good according to some. One guy even studied the plan and offered up suggestions to make it better. He said that it is a must to change it to a control program instead of a management program to save the deer population, because if not, the coyote could have the deer in trouble.
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Limping coyote spotted in La Cañada neighborhood

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A coyote who appeared sick wandered around a hillside neighborhood in La Cañada Flintridge Thursday morning, stopping to eat avocados and drink pond water, according to residents. Marilynn...
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 11:08 PM
In some areas, like La Canada, injured or sick coyotes are often spotted roaming around during the day. Although it is not uncommon for this to happen, Some residents get worried that sick or injured coyotes could be more of a threat to locals. A local animal control team was located to care of the animal, but wasnt located.
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Interview Results

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zak wright's comment, March 19, 2013 12:04 AM
1. What is the reason for managing wildlife?
There are many reasons that are involved in managing wildlife. Some of the reasons for doing so could be to keep a population under control, to protect a urban area, or even to protect farmers livestock. Another goal of wildlife management is to provide a sufficient amount of animals for the most avid hunters.
2. When is an appropriate time to take action to manage different species of wildlife?
An appropriate time to take action to manage different species is for hunters so they have sufficient opportunity to harvest the wildlife they are after. It is also appropriate to take action when problems with certain species arise, for example the coyote, which is becoming more numerous throughout the states. Management is necessary so that the community and wildlife throughout remain safe.
3. What is the most managed animal around, and what are the reasons for doing so?
There is no one animal that is most managed, although some of the most common in the states are the coyote and deer. The reasons for doing so is the rising population of both, and the fact that their habitat and homelands are being taken away by houses and businesses. Hunting is a big part of management, keeping the population in check, but in some problem areas, additional practices are needed.
4. What is the ideal male to female ratio of wildlife and why is this a good ratio?
Every species of wildlife is different when it comes to the male to female ratio. There is no ideal number for any species, although a general assumption can be made. For instance a good deer ratio would be 1 buck to 4 does, because one buck can breed multiple does. Many predators like coyote or fox are about a 1 to 1 ratio because they only stick with one partner each year.
5. Why are coyotes becoming so numerous, especially in the northeastern states like Pennsylvania?
Coyotes are becoming so numerous due to their ability to survive harsh weather conditions, and the fact that their habitat is being taken away, so more are likely to be seen. Northeastern states like Pennsylvania have very numerous habitat for coyotes to roam, therefore they can easily breed and sustain bigger and bigger populations. They have migrated north from the western states and are now mixed with the native coyotes and northern coyote/wolf.
6. Why or why not is hunting a good management practice?
Hunting is one of the best management practices out there. It is a great way to keep the population in check, and it also makes the economy flow from all the incoming profit. Many landowners are smart enough to realize their population and a great way to control it is by taking out a certain number of wildlife by hunting.
7. What are the various ways wildlife are properly managed?
Wildlife is properly managed by many different ways depending on the species. Some main examples are by hunting, trapping, management groups, and even habitat management. Hunting, trapping and use of management groups are directly related to taking numbers out, or putting numbers in a population to control it, but habitat management is the use of plants to help grow populations and sustain them.
8. What ways are wildlife populations measured? Why are these ways accurate?
Wildlife populations are measured by taking a sample group out of a certain sized area, and making general assumptions what the rest of the surrounding areas are like. I am no expert on this topic so I am not really sure why these ways can be accurate.
9. What does the management future look like? Is it going to stay government funded or is wildlife going to be privately managed?
In my opinion, the management future still consists of all the same practices, although they may be funded differently. With the constant budget cuts, management will most likely become for privately funded than ever before and may have and effect on the future population.
10. Are wildlife parks like Yellowstone considered an area that are managed? What practices are used most efficiently and why?
Wildlife parks like Yellowstone are very highly managed. Habitat management and animal placement are big factors used. To keep the abundance of wildlife in the parks, they make sure that there is plenty of food for them to eat. Also, the placement of the prey with the predators also plays a big role in the management success. With the predators and prey getting all food necessary, then the populations can equal out from predation and thrive.

Luke Groff
PHD of UMaine ecology program
LukeGroff@gmail.com
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 11:16 PM
Great interview results and source!
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FOR-37: Coyote, Managing Coyote Problems in Kentucky

This article talks about how to manage coyote problems and how to control it with different techniques.


Via William Cole Mattingly
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 10:12 PM
To manage coyote populations, you have to come up with a certain approach. First, you can keep predators and livestock apart from each other. The second option is to simply remove the coyotes from the area. To get the best results, figure out and use these management tactics before the problem ever even arises.
zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 10:24 PM
Many Farmers that have livestock tend to have a problem with coyotes. Sheep seems to be a favorite for coyotes, due to birth in spring and being secluded in the dark. To prevent sheep loss, farmers should push their sheep into corrals during nightime where it is closer to a building and more light is near. Another thing that helps keep coyotes away is to remove or bury the dead sheep, or even get a guard dog that scares off any dangers.
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Animal Control Services in Garland, Texas, Deals with an ...

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Animal Control Services in Garland, Texas, Deals with an Overpopulation of Coyotes ... Many dog owners are taking extra precautions to protect their pets as Garland Animal Control Services takes measures to solve the problem.
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 10:41 PM
Many residents in the garland Texas area are getting nervous with the growing coyote population. Some residents have had multiple sightings and are starting to worry about their pets. The garland animal control service has trapped 3 coyotes and have 3 more traps set. One lady has even started to carry pepper spray to protect her and her dog.
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Beachwood has few answers for deer overpopulation problem - Plain Dealer

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Beachwood has few answers for deer overpopulation problem
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WE7330131c.jpg Two bucks square off in the Beachwood yard of Dr. Howard Darvin. PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. HOWARD DARVIN.
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zak wright's comment, March 18, 2013 11:00 PM
In areas like in Beachwood, Deer populations are getting a little out of hand. Residents like Howard Darvin have went from little deer sightings, to sightings all the time. He tells of stories of how some bucks even fight in his backyard, and how one got stuck in his fence and blocked his driveway. Many problems like this arise from the growing businesses and destroying of the deers home. These deer living in backyards so much can be dangerous to people or pets and need to be managed.