Coyote Spotted in Jamestown Neighborhood

Coyote Spotted in Jamestown Neighborhood

There are 28 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jun 3, 2010, titled Coyote Spotted in Jamestown Neighborhood. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

The Jamesford Meadows Homeowners Association has warned residents that a coyote was recently spotted walking down the middle of the road with a small animal in its mouth.

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Shane

Greensboro, NC

#1 Jun 3, 2010
For every one you see, there are ten you don't see.

Shoot it; they will not go extinct.
Lisa

Greensboro, NC

#2 Jun 3, 2010
I live in the area around Kivett and Old Randleman Rd. area and I have seen two coyotes in my back yard in the last few months.
Lisa

Greensboro, NC

#3 Jun 3, 2010
Is it illegal to shoot coyotes?
lunaraye

United States

#4 Jun 3, 2010
Lisa wrote:
Is it illegal to shoot coyotes?
From I understand, if you live in the county, it is not illegal; however, shooting one in the city limits can get you a discharging a firearm charge.
Shane

Greensboro, NC

#5 Jun 3, 2010
It is illegal to discharge a firearm within the boundaries of most cities, except under special circumstances.

Check your local laws, but I imagine if a coyote or coyotes were attacking another person or a pet and you were to shoot the coyote(s), the chances of being prosecuted would be slim.

There is no closed season on coyotes, so yes, according to NC regulations, it is legal to shoot them.

I have seen two in my neighborhood. If the coyotes were to come near my kids in a threatening manner, I would not hesitate to kill them to protect my kids.
Shane

Greensboro, NC

#6 Jun 3, 2010
I have killed two when hunting in Davie County;

Both were females, so I am trying to do my part to control the coyote population.:)
Flippy

High Point, NC

#7 Jun 3, 2010
What kind of small animal was in the coyote's mouth? Was it still writhing in pain or was it already dead?
Shane

Greensboro, NC

#9 Jun 3, 2010
Flippy wrote:
What kind of small animal was in the coyote's mouth? Was it still writhing in pain or was it already dead?
Never specified in the video what it was.

I would imagine it was a squirrel, rabbit or small pet.
furreal

Lexington, NC

#10 Jun 3, 2010
We leave on the south end of hwy 150, it is in the country but still a busy area. We see and hear Coyotes all the time day or night. Very scary. Especially when you have children. I have had them in my back yard with a group of 4 adults standing there and they don't care.
Becky

United States

#11 Jun 3, 2010
I saw a coyote in my backyard a couple of months ago. It was so ugly and it came right up to my door. I was fixing to take my dog outside, but decided to wait a while. I have not seen it since. I live near the I-40 I-85 split.
The Freeholder

Greensboro, NC

#12 Jun 3, 2010
There's an open season on them in NC. Try shooting it.

The rules about knowing your target and what is beyond it apply. If you can't do it safely (or you have some moral qualms about it, or whatever) poison bait may work. Keep the pets away from it.
The Freeholder

Greensboro, NC

#13 Jun 3, 2010
furreal wrote:
We leave on the south end of hwy 150, it is in the country but still a busy area. We see and hear Coyotes all the time day or night. Very scary. Especially when you have children. I have had them in my back yard with a group of 4 adults standing there and they don't care.
Get a .223 and some ammo. You can teach them to care.

Since: Sep 09

Greensboro, NC

#14 Jun 4, 2010
I live not far from the Kivett/Groometown intersection. I saw what I think was a coyote in my front yard. It was when I came home from work at 3 am in the morning. It could have been a grey fox. They look kinda of similar from the pictures I have seen.
z-force

Greensboro, NC

#15 Jun 4, 2010
Coyotes have a right to inhabit this earth as they are too a part of this earth. Coyotes eat rodents, birds, mice etc but they have also been known to prey on unsuspecting domesticated animals. If you catch the coyote, please take him to a territory where it can survive.

Since: May 10

Reidsville, NC

#16 Jun 4, 2010
The .223 is an excellent choice as are many others with the right projectile. The .22 Rimfire is too light. You want something light and fast that expands rapidly and will not exit on a varmint this size. Tell the folks at the store what you want to do and then make yourself very familiar with the gun and target and your surroundings and the laws before you shoot. Or ask a hunter to take care of it for you. Poison works but may also work on critters you didnít want to get rid of. A grown coyote is noticeably larger than a fox.

Since: May 10

Reidsville, NC

#17 Jun 4, 2010
z-force wrote:
Coyotes have a right to inhabit this earth as they are too a part of this earth. Coyotes eat rodents, birds, mice etc but they have also been known to prey on unsuspecting domesticated animals. If you catch the coyote, please take him to a territory where it can survive.
And small children if you want to believe the folks from LA. Please don't bring any more to Caswell. Their numbers are increasing too fast already.
tiredofliberals

Greensboro, NC

#18 Jun 4, 2010
z-force wrote:
Coyotes have a right to inhabit this earth as they are too a part of this earth. Coyotes eat rodents, birds, mice etc but they have also been known to prey on unsuspecting domesticated animals. If you catch the coyote, please take him to a territory where it can survive.
And this is what happens everywhere with every animal someone doesn't want... they dump him off "where it can survive." What makes you think anyone else wants it around? Kill it, and there won't be this problem. We have dogs dumped off near our house because their owners didn't have the sense to have them fixed. They assume that "Someone in that house will take it in and love it for us." We don't. We call animal control to pick up their animals, something they should have done, themselves. Please keep your coyotes to yourself. I don't have the time to take it somewhere else for you. LOL
Straightshooter

Albemarle, NC

#19 Jun 4, 2010
Poor old coyote has to eat too. Keep your pets on a leash or in a fence, and a watch on small kids, as you should be doing to start with. You go to shooting in town and somebody is going to get hurt, arrested or worse. Then it be all the fault of the evil gun again, not the idiot that pulls the trigger !!! Guns don't shoot on their own, some narrow minded people just can't understand that.
Anonymous

Montgomery, AL

#20 Jun 4, 2010
To hell with these coyotes. I killed seven last weekend with my sword.
Linda Strader

Browns Summit, NC

#21 Jun 4, 2010
They are definetly in my neighborhood in Southern Guilford county. Animals in our neighborhood have disapeard. I hear them at night.
What's next small children?

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