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January 20, 2012
Coyote Suspected of Killing Dog in Michigan - 9

Coyotes are being blamed for a bloody attack in Clinton Township, Michigan last week that left a family pet dead. Julie Wickwares let her dog Duffy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, outside shortly before six in the morning and returned only a few minutes later to find the animal still and covered in blood. 

“Within ten minutes I went out to see where he was and I found him in the backyard.  I saw the coyote about 20 feet away,” Wickwares told CBS Detroit. She rushed the dog to the veterinarian where it was declared dead due to a snapped neck.

The attack did not only leave Wickwares without a dog, it has also frightened her children and grandchildren. “My 5 year-old grandson won’t even go outside without two adults next to him,” Wickware said. “He’s afraid they’re gonna get him.” 

Coyotes are also being blamed for a neighbor’s missing cat.

What’s the best way to remedy pet killing coyotes in a neighborhood, Outdoor Life readers? I bet y’all have plenty of ideas. Comment below!

 

CC Image courtesy of Sequoia Hughes on Flickr

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from Andrew Williams wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

A perfectly legal(in most ares)solution for a problem like this would be a high powered air rifle in at least .22 caliber or larger.There are some truly powerful air rifles out there these days and I've read of people taking game as large as feral hogs with them,so a thin-skinned coyote I would think would be an easy kill for such an air rifle.

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from Logan JD Lynch wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

get ya a bow or cross bow and shoot them its quite and you could take down multiple ones with out them knowing whats going on or use live traps

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from JakeT_little.Racks wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

that dog needed to be picked off anyway

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from A Wild Beast at... wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

It looks like these news were written by a lawyer: "coyote suspected"!

The issue is that it is illegal to discharge a firearm in a neighborhood, but a shotgun with large birdshot would be a nice choice.

Please, read my blog at http://awildbeastatheart.blogspot.com

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Get a real dog.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Appears the yotes have become comfortable living in the neighborhood. Traps, snares and poisons are no good because they will endanger the local domestic population. Bullets are never good near houses. The best medicine would be live traps.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

SOS= Shoot On Site.

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from JM wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I agree with Orange Grove, just kill coyotes on sight if they are within a certain distance of where the attacks have been happening.

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from Orange Grove wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Kill the coyotes! that's how

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Get a real dog.

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from Ishi wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Appears the yotes have become comfortable living in the neighborhood. Traps, snares and poisons are no good because they will endanger the local domestic population. Bullets are never good near houses. The best medicine would be live traps.

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from Orange Grove wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

Kill the coyotes! that's how

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from A Wild Beast at... wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

It looks like these news were written by a lawyer: "coyote suspected"!

The issue is that it is illegal to discharge a firearm in a neighborhood, but a shotgun with large birdshot would be a nice choice.

Please, read my blog at http://awildbeastatheart.blogspot.com

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from JM wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

I agree with Orange Grove, just kill coyotes on sight if they are within a certain distance of where the attacks have been happening.

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from Smitty18 wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

SOS= Shoot On Site.

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from Logan JD Lynch wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

get ya a bow or cross bow and shoot them its quite and you could take down multiple ones with out them knowing whats going on or use live traps

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from Andrew Williams wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

A perfectly legal(in most ares)solution for a problem like this would be a high powered air rifle in at least .22 caliber or larger.There are some truly powerful air rifles out there these days and I've read of people taking game as large as feral hogs with them,so a thin-skinned coyote I would think would be an easy kill for such an air rifle.

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from JakeT_little.Racks wrote 2 years 12 weeks ago

that dog needed to be picked off anyway

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