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#1
Feb 15, 2011
 
Last winter and this winter, in the middle of the night, I will hear lots of yipping and yapping in the woods behind my house near New River Drive. I found a Youtube clip that is exactly what I hear minus the howling dogs. Is this coyotes? http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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#2
Feb 15, 2011
 
Yes! I saw one on Harper Park Drive last year.
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#3
Feb 15, 2011
 
There's a pack that runs Piney Creek Gorge from Woodcrest to Raleigh Hill at the Black Knight. You can hear them yipping and howling at night. One was in my own yard last week around 6 p.m. and on my father's porch last night around 1 a.m. Another tried to attack a neighbors cat the week before last. Keep your pets indoors!
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#4
Feb 15, 2011
 
The Boy Scouts has drove them out of Garden Grounds and they come up the Piney Creek into East Beckley and Dunloup Creek into Prosperity.
Gravely

Huntington, WV

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Feb 15, 2011
 
Shiny1 wrote:
Last winter and this winter, in the middle of the night, I will hear lots of yipping and yapping in the woods behind my house near New River Drive. I found a Youtube clip that is exactly what I hear minus the howling dogs. Is this coyotes? http://www.youtube.com/watch...
...when I first read the header, I was going to suggest that you take a drive on New River Drive during the night and report your findings in answer to your question - you are already there! Yep, but, they haven't 'packed' up just yet.
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#6
Feb 16, 2011
 
There have been wild deer and coyotes in Central Park in New York City for several years now.

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#7
Feb 16, 2011
 
if there are dogs around the coyotes will bread with them and spread like wild fire so hope you dont have alot of stray dogs around beckley. Seen lots of them on strip mines too. Are there any of those close to beckley?
Blackhawk

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Feb 16, 2011
 
"The existence of true coyote dog hybrids, also known as coydogs or dogotes, is often the subject of hot debate. This is because, at first glance, the facts seem to be a little contradictory. For instance, there is little scientific evidence of coyotes and dogs breeding in the wild, however, it is a genetic fact that coyotes can breed with dogs and wolves, subsequently producing fertile offspring."
So why aren't coydogs more common in rural areas? Actually, the issue is not as puzzling as it first appears. The reason there is little evidence of coyotes mating with dogs in the wild is simply because social habits and statistics makes the opportunity and probability of mating quite low indeed.
The coyote social structure is somewhat different from the domestic canine, and, quite frankly, coyotes would rather eat a dog than befriend one. Coyotes also have very different breeding cycles and mating behaviors. It is believed the male coyote sperm count remains low or dormant for most of the year and only picks up for about 60 days in the spring in conjunction with the female coyotes once a year heat cycle. Coyote males usually stick with one female through the breeding season as well, even assisting in feeding and raising the puppies. Some researchers believe they mate for life. Others believe only the alpha male gets to breed. So you see, and this is just my individual theory, it's simply a numbers game. For a coyote and a dog to mate, the choice of female coyotes would have to be so low that the male would not have a "girlfriend" to start with, then, he would have to meet a female dog (too large to eat), who just happened to be in heat within the same two month period that he was producing sperm. The above seceanio is not
Impossible, just a rarity, statistically speaking.

Probably not as common as a lot of people seem to be:)
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Feb 16, 2011
 
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Beckley, WV

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Feb 16, 2011
 

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Shiny1 wrote:
Last winter and this winter, in the middle of the night, I will hear lots of yipping and yapping in the woods behind my house near New River Drive. I found a Youtube clip that is exactly what I hear minus the howling dogs. Is this coyotes? http://www.youtube.com/watch...
A coyote was trapped on an enclosed back porch after going through an open screen door 3 years ago on Orchard Avenue. The Boy Scout developement, as someone has said earlier, is believed to be pushing them in different directions, along with deer and other wildlife. I myself saw several deer 2 weeks ago behind the armory.
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#11
Feb 16, 2011
 
Yes there are also coyotes in Beaver my wife and I saw one about a month and a half ago.
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#12
Feb 16, 2011
 
Morgan Hills is polluted with them. They come down from a field and into my neighbors' yard all the time. In the past 2 years, around 40 have been shot and killed in that yard alone. I know it sounds excessive, but it is true.

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#13
Feb 16, 2011
 
Wow, so I guess I have the answer. I always felt bad because I thought it was a bunch of stray dogs out in the cold. The noise would also kind of freak me out. Thanks for all the replies.
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#14
Feb 16, 2011
 
is that like coyote the animal or you referring to human female coyotes ?
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Feb 17, 2011
 

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I have recently examined the bodies of 3 coyotes that were shot.They had more ticks on them than I thought one host could supply a meal for without being drained of blood.You should check your pets and small children frequently for ticks.Lyme disease,along with others that can be carried by ticks,is no laughing matter.

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Feb 17, 2011
 
Blackhawk wrote:
"The existence of true coyote dog hybrids, also known as coydogs or dogotes, is often the subject of hot debate. This is because, at first glance, the facts seem to be a little contradictory. For instance, there is little scientific evidence of coyotes and dogs breeding in the wild, however, it is a genetic fact that coyotes can breed with dogs and wolves, subsequently producing fertile offspring."
So why aren't coydogs more common in rural areas? Actually, the issue is not as puzzling as it first appears. The reason there is little evidence of coyotes mating with dogs in the wild is simply because social habits and statistics makes the opportunity and probability of mating quite low indeed.
The coyote social structure is somewhat different from the domestic canine, and, quite frankly, coyotes would rather eat a dog than befriend one. Coyotes also have very different breeding cycles and mating behaviors. It is believed the male coyote sperm count remains low or dormant for most of the year and only picks up for about 60 days in the spring in conjunction with the female coyotes once a year heat cycle. Coyote males usually stick with one female through the breeding season as well, even assisting in feeding and raising the puppies. Some researchers believe they mate for life. Others believe only the alpha male gets to breed. So you see, and this is just my individual theory, it's simply a numbers game. For a coyote and a dog to mate, the choice of female coyotes would have to be so low that the male would not have a "girlfriend" to start with, then, he would have to meet a female dog (too large to eat), who just happened to be in heat within the same two month period that he was producing sperm. The above seceanio is not
Impossible, just a rarity, statistically speaking.
Probably not as common as a lot of people seem to be:)
Quite informative.
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#17
Feb 17, 2011
 
Almost hit one that ran across 77 the other day. He stopped and just stared at me when he made it. He was beautiful animal.

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Feb 17, 2011
 

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they are everywhere..my friend saw them in Crab Orchard..and I have seen them out this way..watch your pets..usually they wont attack a animal that they don't think they can take in a fight..little dogs, cats you need to keep a eye on.
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#19
Feb 18, 2011
 
I trap in parts of Beckley including New River Dr. The coyotes are starting to move in pretty thick. Seen lots of tracks this winter in the snow.

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