Coyote Research

Since: Feb 10

Naperville, IL

#1 Feb 16, 2010
I encourage the people in the Wheaton area to come to better understand the coyote situation. Massive amounts of proven research regarding coyotes is available on-line: The New York Suburban Coyote Study, San Diego Coyote Study and in our back yard The Cook County Coyote Project - the largest urban study of coyotes in the world. According to research the "indiscriminate trapping and killing of coyotes has been shown to be ineffective in reducing populations." Studies prove only 1% of coyote diet is comprised of domestic cat. A roaming cat is subject to Nature's ways. Studies show coyotes avoid humans. However, coyotes become a nuisances when they become "habituated through feeding by people. In other words, people were feeding wildlife and either intentionally, or unintentionally, fed coyotes. Once coyotes associate human buildings or yards with food, they increase daytime activites and thus are seen more easily by people." Do people know their bird feeders can be causing coyotes to beome a nuisance?
Wheaton IL

Western Springs, IL

#2 Feb 16, 2010
Yes, lets stop these coyotes...People stop feeding them!! I dont want these around my little puppies.
Sue

Oswego, IL

#3 Feb 18, 2010
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#4 Feb 19, 2010
Sue wrote:
We can send them all over by your house
Brownstone

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Feb 23, 2010
Thank you for the information - It is certainly food for Thought! We create the problem and then we try to erase rather than find a suitable remedy... Brillant...
KAT

Palos Hills, IL

#6 Feb 25, 2010
We take over the land --these animals have no where to go, then our solution is to kill them.

Coyotes do not kill for fun, they are looking for food. They have not attacked a human. Just because of an irresponsible pet owner, we shouldn't persecute them. They have every right to live--they were here first--Humans are the nuisance-should we exterminate them!
Live and let live. They are God's creatures and as the commandment says "Thou Shall Not Kill"
Donna Burke

West Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 4, 2010
My dog was just dragged off by a coyote last night. My husband was standing outside with or dog and started yelling at it but it grabbed our dog so quick. I and my family are severely affected by this. Our dog was a part of our family. This coyote wasn't afraid of my husband one bit. What if they start attacking children. I could give a rats ass about these coyotes. There is no predator in our area so they with just keep on populating and become even more brazen. Wheaton has the right idea. I wish my neighborhood would do the same. there are 3 other cases in my neighborhood where a coyote killed a dog. Why should I have to be so fearful in my own subdivision.
DebbeMueller wrote:
I encourage the people in the Wheaton area to come to better understand the coyote situation. Massive amounts of proven research regarding coyotes is available on-line: The New York Suburban Coyote Study, San Diego Coyote Study and in our back yard The Cook County Coyote Project - the largest urban study of coyotes in the world. According to research the "indiscriminate trapping and killing of coyotes has been shown to be ineffective in reducing populations." Studies prove only 1% of coyote diet is comprised of domestic cat. A roaming cat is subject to Nature's ways. Studies show coyotes avoid humans. However, coyotes become a nuisances when they become "habituated through feeding by people. In other words, people were feeding wildlife and either intentionally, or unintentionally, fed coyotes. Once coyotes associate human buildings or yards with food, they increase daytime activites and thus are seen more easily by people." Do people know their bird feeders can be causing coyotes to beome a nuisance?
WHITEY FORD

Seatonville, IL

#8 Mar 14, 2010
You people can't understand coyotes because ,everyone wants to google this and that,wich is only going to send you to someone elses data! You either have to know someone personaly who studies coyotes ,or knows them by observing them in the woods and fields.
Its easy to sit back and declare they coyote should be saved,while your sitting down to eat some chicken or beef that you have no idea how it met its fate....and you could care less.It's another to acknowledge that animals are killed EVERY DAY for our consumption....someone else just does the killing for you.Same driil here....someone is the ''bad guy'' trapping to help prevent some ones kid from getting bit or rabies-that is all this is-
the professor

Glen Ellyn, IL

#9 Sep 29, 2010
Baron Whitey

You obviously don't understand where good, relevant information on the internet originates. Scientific material that is found in texts and research papers is scanned into a computer and then made available via the internet. Some of these are the same sources one would use in college, as a researcher, etc.

And it is ludicrous to say you have to know someone personally who studies coyotes (or anything). So one would have to personally know Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie to use and understand their research and findings?

Also, observing something does not make one an expert. One needs to have a developed analytical ability and have done background research before making scientific conclusions and presenting them as such.

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