look out for local coyotes

There are 34 comments on the WHEC-TV Rochester, NY story from Sep 29, 2009, titled look out for local coyotes. In it, WHEC-TV Rochester, NY reports that:

A warning Tuesday from an Irondequoit couple about an ongoing problem with coyotes.

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Skeptical

Rochester, NY

#1 Sep 29, 2009
Exactly how many documented baby attacks have there been?
Ann

Rochester, NY

#2 Sep 29, 2009
When you let your cat outside to kill other small animals, it becomes part of the circle of life. Cat kills birds and chipmunks and coyote kills cat. Oh well, sorry I don't feel bad for the cat. Some ones cat just killed my favorite little chipmunks a couple days ago. That ain't on the news. How come I have to put up with the neighbors cat killing the creatures I love to enjoy on my property. Keep the dam cat inside.
Okay

Rochester, NY

#3 Sep 29, 2009
30 to 40,000 coyotes.. Could they be anymore specific??

And this is exactly why I don't let my cats outside. I KNOW there are coyotes outside because I hear them. So my cats don't go outside. It's a pretty simple concept.
Enigma

AOL

#4 Sep 29, 2009
Duh....

"when they start approaching people, when they start grabbing you dogs in the middle of the day. those are warning signs."
Frank

Rochester, NY

#5 Sep 29, 2009
I think it is good we have the Coyotes. Helps keep the cat population from getting too big. If people dont want their cats to get eaten then they should keep them inside. We have dog leash laws why not cat leash laws?
Lisa

Pittsford, NY

#6 Sep 29, 2009
I don't understand the mentality of letting your pet roam around outside. If something bad happens to it, you have to deal with the vet bills, or worse, bury your pet. I fell bad for the cat, but not the owners.

Plus, people who let their cats out are legally responsible if that cat bites someone, fights with someone else's pet or defecates in someones yard or garden. You can't just let your cat out and ignore whatever it does on someone else's property. The next time I see the same cat who uses my garden as a litter box, I am setting a trap and holding it for ransom.

Let this be a lesson to cat owners. Your cat does NOT want to go outside, nor does it need to. Be responsible for your animal's safety and be courteous to your neighbors.
Lisa

Pittsford, NY

#7 Sep 29, 2009
Enigma wrote:
Duh....
"when they start approaching people, when they start grabbing you dogs in the middle of the day. those are warning signs."
Didn't Paris Hilton's little dog get carried off by coyotes last week?
rooling

Batavia, NY

#8 Sep 29, 2009
what a crock babies???? now the need to just stop that crap before it becomes something nasty. these soccor moms are so far gone from the real world around them. just stop
rooling

Batavia, NY

#9 Sep 29, 2009
Lisa wrote:
I don't understand the mentality of letting your pet roam around outside. If something bad happens to it, you have to deal with the vet bills, or worse, bury your pet. I fell bad for the cat, but not the owners.
Plus, people who let their cats out are legally responsible if that cat bites someone, fights with someone else's pet or defecates in someones yard or garden. You can't just let your cat out and ignore whatever it does on someone else's property. The next time I see the same cat who uses my garden as a litter box, I am setting a trap and holding it for ransom.
Let this be a lesson to cat owners. Your cat does NOT want to go outside, nor does it need to. Be responsible for your animal's safety and be courteous to your neighbors.
well a cat is not considered domestic so you are not responsible for its actions. well maybe in rochester you are because rochester doesn't really follow the rules do it
freeman91

Rochester, NY

#10 Sep 29, 2009
Gee, could it be that we are infringing on the coyote's territory via overdevelopment. I'm glad the coyote's are back, they could probably help with the deer problem. Can't control nature.
Other side

North Wales, PA

#11 Sep 29, 2009
If you are that worried about the coyotes, get a hold of a hunter to take care of them. Every animal needs to be controlled, and hunting is one of the only ways to control the coyote population as they are at the top of the food chain. Many of us find coyotes to be very sporting and are always looking for new places to hunt. Check out the Bark at the Moon website- lots of local sportsman would love to help you with the "problem". Of course certain State and local laws apply, but a good hunter will always take these into consideration. Coyotes are beautiful animals, and it's a shame they are considered a nuisance in certain suburban areas. Just my two cents.
fnys

Rochester, NY

#12 Sep 29, 2009
if i see one in my yard he,s getting some lead in his head!!!
timmy

Romulus, NY

#13 Sep 29, 2009
Yeah. Keep or cat inside please so it doesn't get killed or piss in my yard. THANKS
mudmud

Rochester, NY

#14 Sep 29, 2009
I can relate to the Holcombs and sympathize with their loss.
Living next to a cemetary on Lake Ave and by the river. Residents have seen two of these wild animals. I have not heard of any attacks and I'm under the impression they have not attacked anyone or any pets. For the Time Being.
Since I walk my small dog. I shall be ever on the alert. Thanks to this Article
mudmud

Rochester, NY

#15 Sep 29, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
Exactly how many documented baby attacks have there been?
Lets hope there never is.
ruth

Rochester, NY

#16 Sep 30, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
Exactly how many documented baby attacks have there been?
I grew up in the country and when the packs got too big and would come in around the buildings they would get culled. They will attack people as well as larger animals. They can be very aggressive if their numbers get too large. I'm wondering if there needs to be a study done by the DEC? They might need to lower the local population if they are starting to show up frequently.
josie

Hilton, NY

#17 Sep 30, 2009
No need to worry, the roadrunner beat the coyote everytime! beepbeep
westsider

Penfield, NY

#18 Sep 30, 2009
Hmmmm I have a solution...keep you cat inside next time. I am a cat lover myself and feel bad, but when you let your pet roam free, they become fair game like an other animal in the wild. It's called "The Circle of Life".
neo-lib

Fairport, NY

#19 Sep 30, 2009
Skeptical wrote:
Exactly how many documented baby attacks have there been?
Not enough, the baby population is getting out of control. Babies roaming everywhere, the coyotes are serving a purpose, like bats with insects. If we get rid of the coyotes we will be up to our necks in babies, and no one wants that! As another poster said, it is the circle of life.
mrbobf

Rochester, NY

#20 Sep 30, 2009
Sorry... You let your cat outside and its like you just served lunch to the coyotes. If you want to protect your cats, keep them inside.

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