look out for local coyotes

look out for local coyotes

There are 48 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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mrbobf

United States

#21 Sep 30, 2009
Maybe the dingo ate your baby..

bob thayer

Little Valley, NY

#22 Sep 30, 2009
coyotes are losing their natural fear of humans, because there are so many people out there who try to treat them like pets. dont feed them, just let them wonder through your yard, they arent there just to look cute. they are looking for food. and there is a good chance your small pet is on their menu plan.
chase them away, give them a reason to fear being around humans.
DeeDee

Canandaigua, NY

#23 Sep 30, 2009
I had an cat outdoor cat that was poisoned when I was a teen. I no longer let any of my cats out. There are too many dangers in the outside world. Window seats and cat toys will keep a cat entertained all day in the house. It just isn't worth the risk to let a cat outside.
Lis

Rochester, NY

#24 Sep 30, 2009
Haha 30-40,000? Thats too funny. Well, I know it's well over 30, we have at least 10 of them that howl all night on any given night right behind my house. As far as babies go.... I would like to know where and when in the western ny area that there has been a documented case of a coyote kidnapping and killing a baby? I have a 2 year old, and live in the country... guess I better lock my doors at all times, and never let him outside. What a load of crap.
Country

Geneva, NY

#25 Sep 30, 2009
Box Cutter dogs!!!

“formerly known as "im bored"”

Since: Apr 08

rochester ny

#26 Sep 30, 2009
i've got a cat and dogs. My cat stays INSIDE. We got cute rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks that she watches thru the window. Thats as close as she will get and i don't have to worry about her getting lost or killed.

My dogs are watched when they go out and are not left out. If you watch your beloved pets, this won't happen.

But i am glad for the information because my dogs do have a high prey drive and i'll keep a closer look before we let them out to do their business.
Karen

Clifton Park, NY

#27 Sep 30, 2009
Keep your cats indoors!

“Never a Dull Moment”

Since: Aug 09

Somewhere in NY

#28 Sep 30, 2009
I have birds. They stay inside. No fears for Mr. Wile E. Coyote for them.
steve ryan

Avon, NY

#29 Sep 30, 2009
Shoot them!Their is a season on them and they breed like rabbits,hunters need to kill as many as they can,these are not dumb animals,they will pack and do attack deer and even a person some day soon,as they loose their fear.Keep the fear in them shoot them!
Straight Shooter

Fairport, NY

#30 Sep 30, 2009
I once nearly ran over one on Seneca Ave in Irq.

I remember about 10 yrs ago they found a den with pups in Highland Park.

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Hey Customer,
Maybe a guy with a skimask and dreadlocks trained the coyote to eat the cat, then he rode away on a bike..... the guy, not the coyote..coyotes can only ride bikes in cartoons
Myth Buster

Floyd, VA

#31 Oct 1, 2009
It is regrettable that News 10 ran such a one-sided report that demonized North America's most intelligent wild animal, the coyote.
Coyotes are important to the ecosystem, consuming rodents, insects and carrion. They also see free-roaming cats and small dogs as prey.
Coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare: only 20-30 in history. Compare that to the 1000 Americans treated daily inn emergency rooms for bites from domesticated dogs.
I recommend the reporter and viewers educated themselves by going to this website: http://www.projectcoyote.org .
Six of Another

Rochester, NY

#32 Oct 1, 2009
"He had such personality, and he was so intelligent."

But he just didn't know how to run.
addbac

North Chili, NY

#33 Nov 25, 2010
5 years ago a calico cat showed up at our door and never left. Tried to ignore it, wouldn't feed her. Yet every night she would curl up on the doorstep, every time we came home she would run to welcome us. After a couple weeks it appeared that it had occurred to her to have issues with our dogs nor to the dogs to have issues with her. She adopted all of us. Still she came from being free and would cry miserably to be let out. she follows the neighbors while they do the yard work, goes for walks with us and the neighbors. I would love to keep her in where she's protected. but she yeoooooooooowwwwws, she paces restlessly. Then you make a decision. What is life if you lose the freedom you used to enjoy. I know many don't agree. And I'm not saying they are wrong. But in Charlie's case, she came knowing freedom. Every time she goes out I worry and feel at peace when she's back home, but it wasn't my choice to have her here. It was her's.
whatever

Walpole, MA

#34 Nov 26, 2010
I don't know why scorpio4 can't keep his peoples lock
Use_Common_Sense

Rochester, NY

#35 Jul 12, 2015
Ann wrote:
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.
Uhhh... YOU are part of the food chain too. Coyotes attack people, dogs, pretty much anything. I just saw one, 10 minutes ago, broad daylight, prancing through a heavily-populated Pittsford neighborhood about 1/2 mile from the village. They attack in packs and can send you to the grave.
Seneca Zookeeper

Fairport, NY

#36 Jul 12, 2015
neo-lib wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Completely agree. Tempting coyotes with newborns will always result in heartbreak.
Pittsford Person

Fairport, NY

#37 Jul 12, 2015
Use_Common_Sense wrote:
I just saw one, 10 minutes ago, broad daylight, prancing through a heavily-populated Pittsford neighborhood about 1/2 mile from the village.
Pittsford passed an ordinance prohibiting coyotes from entering the town.
Rambodog

Rochester, NY

#38 Sep 29, 2015
About 3 or 4 am every morning I regularly hear coyotes crying and yelping across the road from me in North Greece NY. Sounds like maybe a half dozen or so of them. I have not seen them, only heard them. They often sound so close. I have on a few occasions tried looking with a high power light for eyes cause they sound that close.
DEC Expert

Fairport, NY

#39 Sep 29, 2015
Rambodog wrote:
About 3 or 4 am every morning I regularly hear coyotes crying and yelping across the road from me in North Greece NY. Sounds like maybe a half dozen or so of them. I have not seen them, only heard them. They often sound so close. I have on a few occasions tried looking with a high power light for eyes cause they sound that close.
Bait them with a takeout meal from Famous Daves on the Ridge. They will come right to it.
Rambodog

Rochester, NY

#40 Oct 27, 2015
DEC Expert wrote:
<quoted text>
Bait them with a takeout meal from Famous Daves on the Ridge. They will come right to it.
Apparently they don't like "Famous Dave's". I tried "Schaller's and that also didn't work. Someone mentioned pizza, but there are so many choices. Maybe a good stinky greasy fish fry?

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