Coyote sightings on the rise

Coyote sightings on the rise

There are 79 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Feb 29, 2008, titled Coyote sightings on the rise. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

The name coyote comes from the Aztec word coyotl. Adult coyotes measure 23-25 inches high at the shoulder and are 3.4 to 4.3 feet long.

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CR in Torrance

Torrance, CA

#23 Feb 22, 2011
There's a huge one I saw last night walking the tracks next to the refinery (Del Amo Blvd).

Biggest one I ever seen in my life.

Definitely not a dog and showed ZERO fear of me.

Watch your pets and kids!

Animal control says it can't/won't trap or kill them.
Koyote hunter

New York, NY

#24 Feb 24, 2011
The real thing here is the dnr is introducing them back into the wild in wv ,for reasons of fox and deer control. Id rather have a scared wild dog running around then a 12 point buck landing in my wifes windshield any day . If you hit a coyote with a car the damages are nill compared to a deer by far.
ash

Los Gatos, CA

#25 Apr 11, 2011
i live in carson ca off of turmont & tajauta two days ago one of my dogs was attacked by a coyote . my dog didn't make it.. I woke up to seeing my dog of 14 years eaten alive.. all that was left was his 2 front legs & his head . I was mortified ! I've never heard of coyotes being in the neighborhood . I was then informed the same thing happened to my neighbors dog as well . something needs to be done ! I'm afraid to come home late at night let alone let my other dog out . this isn't right we don't deserve to be afraid to go out or even let our dogs out . what can we do to stop this ?
SBass

Hilmar, CA

#26 Jun 15, 2011
My dog was attacked AGAIN by a coyote last night in the front yard when she went had to urine. Called agricultural commisson, which has not called me back yet. My dog just out of surgery and had a puntured lung. The vet said once they taste blood they will keep coming back. This time the damn thing got bold and looked at my dad like how dare u take my dinner. Enough is enough. Im going to make flyers and make everyone aware that we have these heathens in our neighborhood. Dont get me wrong I love wildlife, but in the WILD.
Melissa

San Jacinto, CA

#27 Jul 2, 2011
It's still their habitat. People have developed all of their land and they're running, searching for food, on the brink of starvation. Should we be wiping out their species and every other wild animal in our area? Are you thinking of the reprocussions to our ecosystem? When your home is innodated with rats and other pests you'll understand.
SBass

Hilmar, CA

#28 Jul 2, 2011
Melissa wrote:
It's still their habitat. People have developed all of their land and they're running, searching for food, on the brink of starvation. Should we be wiping out their species and every other wild animal in our area? Are you thinking of the reprocussions to our ecosystem? When your home is innodated with rats and other pests you'll understand.
They have only just been spotted in our area for the last couple months. So our pest problem was controled long before that and will be after that. We have other animals in our area but no ones talking bout removing them. But the coyote problem is getting worse. Im not saying extinct all coyotes but what you want them to do attack all our pets for the sake of their food? For the sake of the egosystem? An infant was just attacked last week was it their fault too that were in their habitat? Gimme a break. The problem needs to be controled.
Crystal

Hilmar, CA

#29 Jul 5, 2011
Ash, I'm so sorry that you lost your dog. I lost my dog too, about 9 months ago. He was attacked by a coyote. I live in Carson, near Del Amo and Avalon. I phoned the Animal Shelter and the Dept. of Agriculture, but they honestly didn't seem to care. I used to walk for fitness at Dominguez Hills, but now there are signs warning of rattlesnake and coyote sightings so I am scared to go alone. I don't think anything will be done about the problem until a small child is injured or killed, unfortunately.
fixxxx

United States

#30 Jul 17, 2011
joe cairo wrote:
I'm more than a little tired of hearing that, "it's their habit that we are infringing upon".
That hasn't been true for AT LEAST 3/4 of a century.
It USED to be their habit. It belongs to us, our children and our pets now. That ship sailed a long, long time ago.
A wild animal that threatens me, my kids or my pet is guilty of committing a capital offense. I am unsympathetic to its plight after that.
Threatens you? Have you ever been around a coyote?? Its not a mt. Lion ... a coyote wont do anything to you i live around tons of coyotes its not a problem
leftysAREstupid

United States

#31 Jul 17, 2011
You liberals love to protect animals and ruin livilehoods and traditions to "protect" wildlife or nature....until it shows up on your door step....and the other thing that makes you turds so hypocritical is you dont even know how to solve your own problems....if the coyotes truely making you scared or attacking your pets then grab a shotgun abd shoot it in the face. Problem solved puzzyz
AMC

Carson, CA

#32 Aug 2, 2011
We live off of Brenner and Campaign. My husband saw one at 3:30 am one morning on our street. Am scared because we have a child and three dogs. The City of Carson needs to warn people.
Nick

United States

#33 Aug 27, 2011
Some people feel the same way about Mexico...
Btw the word is habitat...
joe cairo wrote:
I'm more than a little tired of hearing that, "it's their habit that we are infringing upon".
That hasn't been true for AT LEAST 3/4 of a century.
It USED to be their habit. It belongs to us, our children and our pets now. That ship sailed a long, long time ago.
A wild animal that threatens me, my kids or my pet is guilty of committing a capital offense. I am unsympathetic to its plight after that.
3 pets down

Long Beach, CA

#34 Sep 3, 2011
I live in Lakewood CA and I am by that river bed and I am down 3 cats they are coming into our yard our streets where kids play can't anything be done? Do they need to get a kid next?
Janna Koch wrote:
I was awake at 4:30 a.m.and heard a noise outside Monday night. I went outside to check on my cat and was more than surprised to see a pack of 3 coyotes running down my lakewood street. What was
surprising was that Lakewood has not been alerting residents that coyotes may indeed be on the rise: my family has owned our Carson Park (Palos Verdes at Harvey)home for 55 years and this is the first I've heard of coyote problems on
my street! Your list of sugestions is good: I walk in my neighborhood on a daily basis and see
a lot of room for improvement in the area of trash disposal. Coyotes who are getting more bold
are a public safety problem and seeing 3 outside my house was scary.(I had a friend whose little dog as ripped off its leash as it was being walked
right outside its condo in Oceanside and if they
are getting increasingly aggresive it is necessary
for residents to be informed and protected!) I told one of my neighbors about my sighting right
after she had been reading a letter to the editor
in your paper regarding coyotes by San Martin park
who also said there needed to be coyote warnings!
3 pets down

Long Beach, CA

#35 Sep 3, 2011
I live in Lakewood CA and I am by that river bed and I am down 3 cats they are coming into our yard our streets where kids play can't anything be done? Do they need to get a kid next?

My cat was torn to shreds by the coyotes not just eaten ripped apart from limb to limb I to am well shoot saddened because that's just what they did to one cat the others were in my front and back yard. They scared my dog so bad it would rather swim in my pool then get it by one of them things and turning the back yard light on just don't cut it any more they are getting use to human interaction and getting closer.
3 pets down

Long Beach, CA

#36 Sep 3, 2011
also noted to my last post they also got themselves (coyotes) a baby horse so size is no object any more they kind of adapted and the lady on the news that was attacked to.
3 pets down

Long Beach, CA

#37 Sep 3, 2011
I see them all up and down the river bed by del coyote and carson can't they put traps out or something what if we all did a neighborhoods petition, with the problem and a creative way to solve it then would they do something?
3 pets down

Long Beach, CA

#38 Sep 4, 2011
Root cause analysis
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#39 Sep 4, 2011
Melissa wrote:
It's still their habitat. People have developed all of their land and they're running, searching for food, on the brink of starvation. Should we be wiping out their species and every other wild animal in our area? Are you thinking of the reprocussions to our ecosystem? When your home is innodated with rats and other pests you'll understand.
Melissa, you have no idea what you are talking about. Only relatively recently have coyotes become a problem in urban areas. The U.S. coyote population is increasing. It is larger now than it was when the country was mostly wilderness, 200 years ago. Yet, the CA Fish and Game has labeled the coyote a protected species. Animal Control agencies are forbidden from doing anything that might harm a coyote, even if pets are being killed by coyotes. Other than the coyote, there are many natural predators to rats and pests, including the cats that coyotes are killing. YOU will understand when someone or something you love is hideously gutted by these carnivores. They you will scream for government action, only to be frustrated by the policies you now support.
ctj

AOL

#40 Sep 4, 2011
The deep problems now are religious that need to be resolved.
WadleyResident

Torrance, CA

#41 Oct 10, 2011
I live in Carson and I just learned about a coyote attacking, decapitating, and eating a poor neighbor's small pet last Saturday night. A channel 4 news van was outside the neighbor's house today. I hope the story about these wild animals is seen on television. My small pet was attacked by a racoon six months ago.
Maureen M

Redondo Beach, CA

#42 Oct 21, 2011
We live on Wadley in Carson and our dog was killed by a coyote in our backyard. We heard the dogs in the neighborhood barking at 2:30 AM but when my husband checked the yard, he didn't see anything. My neighbor also heard his dogs barking and checked his security camera and saw the coyote running down the street, he was sure it was a coyote by the bushy tail - unbelievable! We found the remains on Saturday and called the sheriffs dept and they told us they have had many reports of coyotes but there's nothing they can do - they told us to call animal control. Animal control didn't do anything either and wanted to charge us $85 to come and get the remains. I called the City of Carson public safety manager on Monday and they took a report and said they were aware of the coyotes and had hired an outside contractor to deal with the issue. We talked to a bunch of our neighbors and found out that another neighbors dog was killed in the same horrific manner and another neighbors dog was attacked but lived - that neighbor thought it might've been a raccon but nows she's thinking it was probably a coyote. Be careful and protect your pets...

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