Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby trapp » Jan 10th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Coyote picture on Castanet.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/21 ... ok-darling

This coyote has Sarcoptic Mange and should be destroyed to prevent further spread. It is fairly rampant among area coyotes.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Ingevan22 » Jan 10th, 2018, 3:00 pm

On the one hand, I agree it needs to be put out of its misery... especially before it becomes a danger to people.

On the other hand, there are multiple coyotes in dens right across from Marshall, in all that preload. Are you saying we need to prevent mange from wiping out this population? Do we need to save coyotes?

Perhaps traffic will do the trick - this particular coyote ran brazenly right out in front of my vehicle today, crossing from OK Ave towards Marshall Fields (where of course, multiple folks were walking small dogs).

If there aren't any coyote warning signs up at Marshall now, surely there should be.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Fancy » Jan 10th, 2018, 3:39 pm

I'm pretty sure it's contagious to domestic dogs.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby trapp » Jan 10th, 2018, 8:03 pm

Unlikely it would readily come into contact with domestic dogs. Yes it is transmittable. No we should not kill all coyotes. They do need to be managed in the city and livestock areas but they have their place in wildlife society and extermination is not part of any wildlife management program.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Fancy » Jan 11th, 2018, 6:36 am

It's too bad there isn't treatment that could be put out as I hate to think of them suffering.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby jimmy4321 » Jan 11th, 2018, 6:43 am

There's a lot of suffering in the wild.
Personally i wouldn't care if there was an attempt to lower their population.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Fancy » Jan 11th, 2018, 6:46 am

This isn't a good way though. It's likely the coyotes will be more brazen.
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Ingevan22 » Jan 11th, 2018, 8:32 am

There are coyote dens right across the road from Marshall Fields, in all that preload (those massive mounds of dirt) on the lot for sale - easier to spot 'em from the OK Ave side. We are used to seeing 1, 2 or 3 coyotes here, at any time of day. They're not just in dens up on the hills above the Longacre trail... they live right-smack in the middle of our 'hood.

I don't know how many folks we've warned to keep cats indoors in this area (the wild, wild Landing), yet folks still let 'em out and then wonder why Fluffy disappeared.

My worst experience was emailing my neighbours a pic of the 2 (very healthy) coyotes that were hunting our neighbourhood in the morning, then learning that they STILL let their cat out that evening... When our dog gave alarm, we shone a flashlight down our driveway to witness the poor cat getting torn apart. The next morning, those 2 coyotes howled and screamed and yipped for hours in the most bloodcurdling way, like nothing I'd ever heard before, as if to say "Let out your other cat!". So horrible.

I get that folks don't want to read signs or heed warnings, but I don't think we should wait till dogs or people get attacked, before warning signage is placed at Marshall Fields (similar to what was done on the Longacre Trail, in response to multiple pets being killed by coyotes on the trail).
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Re: Coyote on Vernon Forum and Castanet

Postby Silverstarqueen » Jan 11th, 2018, 5:02 pm

I think dogs are more at risk from getting caught in coyote traps than catching mange from coyotes.
We used to have a lot of coyotes in our area, now they have mysteriously disappeared. someone must have been trapping them because they didn't just evaporate.
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