Georgia Woman’s Dog Attacked By Coyotes

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 10 months ago

AJC:

Trish Gallup was walking her three dogs Friday morning in Smyrna when one of them, Radar, just started running.

She told Channel 2 Action News that a pair of coyotes took three bites out of Radar, leaving Boomer and Tracker unharmed. Pictures showed the missing tufts of hair on Radar, an 85-pound Labrador.

A picture of a coyote on the path at the River Line Soccer Park on Oakdale Road was posted on Nextdoor, reports Channel 2, and many people responded saying they have also seen them around.

Wildlife experts told Channel 2 Action News that an attack on a large dog like Radar is unusual.

What isn’t unusual is coyotes in “transition areas” — think treelines or areas where cut grass fades into other types of vegetation.

Dr. Tina Johannsen with Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources told Channel 2 that they have received 650 calls into their regional offices about coyotes this year, which is a standard amount.

“They’re just going from point A to point B looking for something to eat,” Johannsen said.

Aren’t we all.

Johannsen recommended keeping cats and small dogs fenced in or on a leash.

She also wanted to remind folks that it’s legal and encouraged to kill the creatures.

For a second year, the “Georgia Coyote Challenge” is in effect. Those who kill the most between March and August could get a lifetime hunting license.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that a spokesman said 83 hunters turned in a total of 195 coyotes during the 2017 challenge period.

That’s a big dog (in the video) and yet they still attacked him.  And note that what was once a lone predator is now roaming in packs.  Again I say, these aren’t Coyotes – they are Coywolves.  Killing them is the right way to handle them.

But there is this warning.

Animal advocates groups criticized the “challenge” by saying it doesn’t work and is inhumane.

Killing them doesn’t decrease the numbers, and besides that, even if it did, we shouldn’t do it.  Or something.


Comments

  1. On August 27, 2018 at 7:01 am, Fred said:

    But not to worry everybody; the Coyotes are conducting an internal investigation to get to the bottom of this. Action News, the local Coyote propaganda arm of the coyote government, reports that it’s clear from the Chief of Coyotes that the patrol coyote’s report says ‘the Lab was threatening and seemed to have something in it’s paw’.

    “If the lab had just lied on it’s back, submitted, and whimpered this wouldn’t have happened” the Chief Coyote said. We’re all just glad that the coyotes went home safe at the end of their hunt.

  2. On August 27, 2018 at 10:42 am, Longbow said:

    ““If the lab had just lied on it’s back, submitted, and whimpered this wouldn’t have happened” the Chief Coyote said. We’re all just glad that the coyotes went home safe at the end of their hunt.””

    Thats just rich!

    Also, killing them doesn’t decrease their numbers?

    Jeez, there is a genius born every minute.

  3. On August 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm, June J said:

    If there were only 195 killed in 2017, then the state needs to do a better job promoting the contest.

    Gotta kill more, including the pups.

    Whiny women with nothing better to do with their lives except advocate that wild animals are more important than humans.

  4. On August 28, 2018 at 10:30 am, SGT.BAG said:

    Coyotes and alligators sure bring the pecking order into perspective.

    If you look like food, you will be eaten.

  5. On August 29, 2018 at 6:58 pm, Henry said:

    Well, I’m confused. Coyotes are certainly pack hunters where I live. They send scouts to lure domestic dogs out to fight, then once he is out of his territory, they swarm him. They prefer foo-foo dogs, but they’ll take on retrievers or rotties if they’re hungry enough. And what we have out here are definitely not coy-wolves.

  6. On August 29, 2018 at 9:48 pm, 2ABill said:

    OK – let’s do this: find one of these “animal activists” and stake him/her (zhee/zhur?) spread-eagled on the ground. When approached by one or more coyotes/coywolves, ask if they want someone to shoot the predator, or just let them continue unmolested.

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