Los Gatos coyote sightings, pet attac...

Los Gatos coyote sightings, pet attacks continue

There are 19 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jun 12, 2008, titled Los Gatos coyote sightings, pet attacks continue. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Coyotes have apparently killed another pet in Los Gatos as sightings continue being reported at various locations around town.

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Redwolf

Soquel, CA

#1 Jun 12, 2008
Well gee...how about not leaving out cats? Up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we have a name for free-roaming cats: coyote chow.

Seriously...this is the coyote's territory. If you don't want him munching on your house pets, keep them where they belong...in the house.
Fearful Resident

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Redwolf wrote:
Well gee...how about not leaving out cats? Up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we have a name for free-roaming cats: coyote chow.
Seriously...this is the coyote's territory. If you don't want him munching on your house pets, keep them where they belong...in the house.
I agree. Keep your pets INSIDE if they're being eaten. How many pet deaths will it take for people to realize that?
Yeo

United States

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Animals belong outside. Let them fend for themselves.
Downtowner

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jun 12, 2008
So....Yeo.....I take it your not an animal lover or have any pets?
wildman

United States

#6 Jun 12, 2008
I will be rooting for the coyotes, and boo to the people and their pets. At least a coyote kills for food, unlike a cat that kills only for the sake of killing.
wildman

United States

#7 Jun 12, 2008
I would also encourage anyone who comes across a coyote trap to spring it. But be careful, you would not want to get caught by the jackass who set it as it is likely against the law.
Downtowner

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jun 12, 2008
So you look down upon cats because they "kill for the sake of killing"? Well hmm.....doesnt that sound, oh...like what happens when human beings hunt for sport? Your logic is about as watertight as a mesh tank top.
Local

Capitola, CA

#9 Jun 12, 2008
Redwolf wrote:
Well gee...how about not leaving out cats? Up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we have a name for free-roaming cats: coyote chow.
Agreed. Every time we see a "lost cat" sign know it became a coyote tater tot.
Pat Kitte

San Jose, CA

#10 Jun 13, 2008
Yall folks are filthy liberals. Someone's gotta stand up to these filthy illegal ciyot's. They come to our neighborhoods and eat of fruit and cats, leeching up our resources without paying any taxes. We oughtta build a fence around the woods and then deport em back over there.
Downtowner

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jun 13, 2008
They are talking about real coyote's Pat, no the "coyotes" that smuggle Mexicans over the border. Who are you going to hate next? Those damn filthy pigeons! Pooping on our glorious statues and eating our hard working americans breadcrumbs?
Michael Folk

Santa Cruz, CA

#12 Jun 16, 2008
My dog Murphy was ambushed on Sunday off of Vine hill road. It was not even dark yet, one coyote darted up a hill,my dog Shep/lab mix laid chase then 3 others fell in behind him chasing him. I thought he was a goner, but he somehow managed to get away unscathed, no obvious bite marks, just a bit disheveled and limping a little. I've always been careful at night, but was shocked to see this happen in broad daylight. It is the coyotes territory so I'm reluctant to report it don't want them trapped or something. Just want people to be aware that they can lure your dog away, even in broad daylight. I'll definitely be more careful in the future it all happened so fast.
Coyote hater

Marysville, CA

#13 Jun 19, 2008
Redwolf wrote:
Well gee...how about not leaving out cats? Up here in the Santa Cruz Mountains, we have a name for free-roaming cats: coyote chow.
Seriously...this is the coyote's territory. If you don't want him munching on your house pets, keep them where they belong...in the house.
I think all you idiots who are defending coyotes killing innocent pets should be trapped with hungry ones in a locked facility. We should not be afraid to have our pets outside.
Lesbian till 30

United States

#14 Jun 19, 2008
Michael Folk wrote:
My dog Murphy was ambushed on Sunday off of Vine hill road. It was not even dark yet, one coyote darted up a hill,my dog Shep/lab mix laid chase then 3 others fell in behind him chasing him. I thought he was a goner, but he somehow managed to get away unscathed, no obvious bite marks, just a bit disheveled and limping a little. I've always been careful at night, but was shocked to see this happen in broad daylight. It is the coyotes territory so I'm reluctant to report it don't want them trapped or something. Just want people to be aware that they can lure your dog away, even in broad daylight. I'll definitely be more careful in the future it all happened so fast.
KILL COYOTES.
SWERVE TO HIT THEM.
...the bitch in heat will lead your dog into a pack of them.. seen it hasppen.

lost cats signs...coyote bait.

truth it is....
I LOVE OUR PETS

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 15, 2008
Lesbian till 30 wrote:
<quoted text>
KILL COYOTES.
SWERVE TO HIT THEM.
...the **** in heat will lead your dog into a pack of them.. seen it hasppen.
lost cats signs...coyote bait.
truth it is....
What happened to your dog is horrible. It just happened to us with our cat. We've never had coyote here until about two years ago. Now there are just a few coyote that are taking our cats. So, should we let the coyote now move in and get comfortable or chase them out? We seemed to have manage ALL THESE YEARS without them. Now, suddenly, we need them because they're so important? Huh! That makes no sense at all.
jafebetes

Auburn, CA

#16 Sep 20, 2008
Yeo wrote:
Animals belong outside. Let them fend for themselves.
nice, tough guy
Coulrophobia

Alviso, CA

#17 Sep 20, 2008
Michael Folk wrote:
My dog Murphy was ambushed on Sunday off of Vine hill road. It was not even dark yet, one coyote darted up a hill,my dog Shep/lab mix laid chase then 3 others fell in behind him chasing him. I thought he was a goner, but he somehow managed to get away unscathed, no obvious bite marks, just a bit disheveled and limping a little. I've always been careful at night, but was shocked to see this happen in broad daylight. It is the coyotes territory so I'm reluctant to report it don't want them trapped or something. Just want people to be aware that they can lure your dog away, even in broad daylight. I'll definitely be more careful in the future it all happened so fast.
"Ambushed"? But your dog chased them! He wasn't "lured" away! And he escaped "unscathed" because the coyotes chased him away (nipped at him, by the sound of it). You got the whole thing mixed up, MF. If the coyotes wanted your dog, your dog would have been toast. Trust me. Ii see coyotes almost every day where I live. They interact with my dogs.

And outdoor cats equal coyote canapes. There is no avoiding that. In some suburban areas, they are the main diet for coyotes. Keep little Tinkles indoors, for the good of everyone.

You might consider leashing your dog, as well, MF, since he is apparently not under voice control. Again, for the good of everyone -- especially the dog.
Summer

AOL

#18 Sep 25, 2008
I was taking out my garbage about 6pm. Still light out. Then I heard the Leaves crushing noises, thinking it was a cat, dog or? It was a large coyote, looking straight at me. I froze somewhat, being so surprised, then did my assessment,( What the hell am I going to do assement!) I walked backwards toward my house slowly, without threat. It followed me with no fear. It walked faster and was catching up to me, I turned and ran. The coyote jumped on me, scratching my shoulder, I struck it with my right arm and it yelped. Then I made it to my front door, and slammed it, called 911. My adrealine was going to fast. They looked for the Coyote, of course with no luck. But they do also attack people. Even in the daylight. They are becoming less fearful or people, more brazen.
I just saw the coyote tonight again..thats why I was googling coyote attacks, trying to see if anyone else had been attacked.
Thanks.
Susan

Campbell, CA

#19 Dec 7, 2010
My neighbor kids were traumatized seeing cat carnage all over the front lawn. I don't think anyone would like that. By the look of one of the cats, it would be a lie to say coyotes only kill for food. We have the right to feel safe on our own driveway. Rarely do coyote packs live peacefully in populated areas. Best wishes to all small dog & cat owners.
tjmax

Santa Ana, CA

#20 Jul 8, 2011
I wouldn't want to be surprised by a coyote on my street with my kids if they were outside playing. I could care less about territory, I bought my house so its my territory... Screw the coyotes!

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