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Offline xj35s

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Coyotes!!
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:39:09 PM »
I try to keep my dogs out of the woods during the deer hunting season. Two nights ago my wife was woken by coyotes making a ruckus out back and of course our dog's went crazy too. I had assummed they were eating the gut's of a buck my neighbor got.

My ridgeback took off down into the woods. My calling wasn't stopping her. The Rotterdane was on her way as well. So, as I went trucking down there to save them from a "anything that moves" local, I can see they are concentrated on one small area.

I don't know how many there were but the snow was heavily matted 4' wide with a small blood trail running about 25' to a massive blood pool. Then a 90* turn and a thinning blood trail for about 10'. Then nothing. no flesh, hair, or bones. I'm thinking they got a Raccon that put up a good fight for a little while. Whatever it was they obviously carried it away to finish off.
All 30' of this L shaped murder scene was heavily matted down 4' wide. The prints were small along the outer edge, I'm thinking youngesters. I need to get a trail cam up. I really want to know how many there are out there.
So the dog's know the bloody snow is out there and took off this morning on my wife for about an hour. I get home and get kisses from them both. I wonder if I have rabies from wild bloody coyote spit second hand from the mutts? LOL!
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Re: Coyotes!!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 05:04:41 PM »
I take it you ruled out coyote blood courtesy of your canine duo?
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 05:05:56 PM »
.... The Rotterdane was on her way as well. ...

"Rotterdane" conjures up images of The Hound of the Baskervilles! :shocked:
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 05:49:46 PM »
I like your kinda dog XJ. Did Coyotes tuck tails when those two showed up at the party? What flashlight and firearm did you take to the investigation if any?
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 07:56:12 PM »
As Mr. Burns would say, "Release the hounds!" :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 08:16:35 PM »
xj35s, was there any sign of disturbance on the ground?  Any tracks that weren't your dogs'?

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Re: Coyotes!!
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 07:35:12 PM »
I should have been more specific. Dogs went down the morning after.

All coyote tacks. I couldn't make out any "trail" from the escaping animal. My guess is they pulled it down from the trees. I wish I took pictures of the area.
Xena is more dane than rott I think but, she's cute and this is what she did to an empty Campbell's soup can with no mouth damage.




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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 08:05:23 PM »
Are you sure there isn't a little GOAT in her parentage, also?  :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2018, 05:17:47 AM »
Are you sure there isn't a little GOAT in her parentage, also?  :lol:


 I have owned a couple of Dog/goat crosses, it did not think it was genetically possible but I am here to tell you that it is.


Coyotes have become a real problem at my family's place, the big worry are the kids. They are comfortable around humans, curious, and so the potential for a child attacked is a real possibility. In the old days wild dogs and coyotes were killed and the body hung from a tree or fence post along the perimeter of grandpa's property. The old- timers swore it kept their friends away.
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Re: Coyotes!!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2018, 09:20:07 AM »
 There I fixed it.


Goats can breed with sheep although I have never seen one do that.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2018, 09:31:56 AM »
I think you mighta missed the humor in Orbean's reply Stan.
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2018, 09:36:20 AM »
New SciFi movie.  "The Doat".
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2018, 10:29:18 AM »
I think you mighta missed the humor in Orbean's reply Stan.

I live in South Dakota, we are kind of slow and dense out here.........  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »

I live in South Dakota, we are kind of slow and dense out here.........  :-\

Yeah, well, South Carolina here.  I promise, y'all ain't got nothing on us when it comes to slow and dense!
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2018, 02:17:47 PM »
 :cheers:
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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2018, 04:18:49 AM »
I think you mighta missed the humor in Orbean's reply Stan.

I live in South Dakota, we are kind of slow and dense out here.........  :-\

No you are not slow and dense, it is that the humor was at the kindergarten level. You had to stoop real low to catch that joke. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2018, 04:24:47 AM »

I live in South Dakota, we are kind of slow and dense out here.........  :-\

Yeah, well, South Carolina here.  I promise, y'all ain't got nothing on us when it comes to slow and dense!


Au contraire mon ami, here in my home state, we are last in all that is good and first in all that sucks. There was actually talk in congress about giving NM back to mexico, seriously, sometime in the late 1800's some members of congress want to give it back  because of all the hassles and how wild NM and AZ were.
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2018, 08:54:49 AM »
:lol: :lol:  I love it, last in what is good, first in what sucks.
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »
Max used to be a badazz dog.  He fended off 2 huge dogs up in the mountains by sitting down and spinning with gnashing teeth.  Heelers are hard core.  I have to lift him up on the bed now.  Now my coyote protection is protecting him with a 9mm.  He's worth it.
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2018, 04:00:43 PM »
Need to make Max some step's Tony.
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2018, 05:20:28 AM »
Need to make Max some step's Tony.

I drew up some plans already.  Finishing up a take down chair for rendezvous right now.  Max's steps are next.
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Re: Coyotes!!
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2018, 08:23:56 AM »
Tony, before you make steps for Max, consider a ramp.....they are easier for old arthritic dogs to climb & descend than are the steps.  If you do a google search for 'diy folding dog ramps' and then hit 'images' you will get all kinds of ideas.  It's sad to see them get old, ain't it? :(
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2018, 08:44:46 AM »
Yeah it can be sad in moments.  I just try to not think about it.

I looked up ramps when we decided he  was in need.  That maybe the way to go.
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Re: Coyotes!!
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2019, 07:23:57 AM »
My good buddies Zip n Fred once got into it with a couple yotes...hair flying and teeth nashing i jumped into the fray and broke up the affair...RIP...ol friends :'(
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