Coyote Visiting Yosemite

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22 Responses to Coyote Visiting Yosemite

  1. Tricia says:

    Whoops, I hadn’t meant to publish this on the Reader, just update the post setting from private to public. Stupid WP, sigh…

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    • JunkChuck says:

      Well, we’ve seen it now! Ha! Coyotes around these parts were gone for most of the 20th century, and have only been making sporadic inroads, migrating down from new york (the big, rural upstate part, not NYC). We have them, but not in sufficient numbers that they’re boldly venturing into town. Yet. Given our overpopulation of suburban white tail deer, a few more of these guys could really help…

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  2. It’s quite all right. As it happens, the neighborhood in which I live is being invaded by coyotes, and it is a big topic on the local boards. These are nice shots, but they are of a creature that is consuming dozens of pets and threatening the residents.

    There are two factions: One wants the animals trapped and moved out or destroyed, and the other — smaller but quite vocal — thinks that we should learn to live with them. The local community leaders appear to be in the last category, if perhaps for no other reason than that this is cheaper.

    There is a website devoted to such coexistence: Project Coyote.

    Best wishes.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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    • Tricia says:

      Hi Keith…it sure is a big topic in areas like yours where coyotes are ample and taking over. There’s places here in San Diego like that too where pets and livestock are being killed and something needs to be done, whether its humanely trapping and re releasing far away or, if need be, killing them.

      In Yosemite Park there doesn’t seem to be issues with that, not that I’m aware of any way. Honestly I was thinking anything at all when taking the pictures and I posted them by mistake. I’m trying to figure out how to put my photos in a photograph area which I just learned I need to crete a separate page for.

      I hate trying to figure out the admin stuff behind WP. I just like to press buttons and have things appear they way I want them too!

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  3. Al says:

    I saw this very same coyote in Yellowstone! Didn’t know they wandered from National Park to National Park. Learn something new everyday!

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  4. Dennis says:

    Nice pictures. We have coyotes here but they mainly stay on the golf courses along with some feral hogs. However we have a family of foxes that routinely visit my back yard. Last year there were three pups and they have grown to be beautiful animals. We have a wildlife camera that has taken a lot of pictures of them and it’s interesting to see the pups grow.

    The foxes do no harm except to eat dog or cat food left on peoples patios but I have noticed a sharp decline in the bunny population. This is a good thing since the bunnies were eating all the new plants and landscape flowers. Another upside to the fox population is the disappearance of the feral cat population.

    Nature is a wonderful thing.

    Get armed get trained and protect your loved ones!

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    • Get armed get trained and protect your loved ones!

      My neighbors would like to do so. Besides the large number of coyote encounters (and eaten pets), there is a tens-of-percent increase in crime in the last couple of years because of a new invasion of Sober Living Home transition houses, frequently dumping their residents on the street to burgle homes, cars, and anything not tied down, and violent crime is rising as well.

      But I live in a city in California, where it is illegal to discharge even a BB gun unless you are a police officer.

      ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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      • Tricia says:

        Yup, crime rates are headed up all over California because of early release programs and other “compassionate” actions by our legislature. Remind me again Keith why do we live in such a state? Ok it is75 degrees out and gorgeous but even that is getting old…..

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        • I have owned and run a company of hundreds of employees — thousands over the years — and if I am able to start a significant enterprise again, it will not be in California.

          ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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          • Tricia says:

            I know many people that share that sentiment Keith. I’ve often thought of starting up something small but it won’t be here. It’s not just worth it.

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        • Dennis says:

          It was 73 degrees today and 70 tomorrow. Air condition in our cars, homes and offices. Heat is very tolerable thing. We have open carry and no personal income tax. I fear you good folks are going to become a minority or forced to leave one way or the other.

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          • Tricia says:

            It will be the cost of living that pushes most people out. Already we are losing way more people than are coming in. Wait till the renewable energy “subsidies” and carbon tax really kick in.

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    • Tricia says:

      I love foxes but I also love cats! 😉 That’s cool you have a wildlife camera. Maybe I can set one up here to catch the bums boozing it up in my alleyway.

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    • Amusingly, one woman in our neighborhood turned hunting ground uses GoFundMe money to feed a very large number of feral cats. They, in turn, attract coyotes as easy prey. And the woman is indignant when others suggest that her charity is not well-placed.

      ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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