Aggressive Coyote Packs In Urban Areas

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 6 months ago

First, there is Texas.

Two joggers were attacked by a coyote in Frisco, Texas on Monday morning, police confirmed.

Sheri Devore and Marcia Foster were heading home from their 45-minute run around 5:30 a.m. Monday when the animal allegedly approached the two women and “lunged” at Foster, according to Fox 4.

“It knocked her down. I was like trying to grab her to get up. And the overwhelming thought in my head was: ‘just stay up.’ If you go down, that’s it,” Devore told the news station, adding the coyote didn’t appear to tire and “just kept coming and coming and coming.”

Fortunately, the pair was rescued by a driver, Michael Harvey, who was on his way to work when he witnessed the terrifying scene.

“Right before I got to the Panther Creek there, I [saw] two ladies in the middle the street waving their hands,” Harvey told Fox 4.

“There were like trying to move away from it in the middle of the street. Trying to get it to stop. Trying to make noises and getting it to stop to scare it off, but it wasn’t going,” he continued, adding he was surprised by the animal’s lack of fear “even when I [tried] to pull up on him blowing the horn.”

Next, there is inner city Charlotte.

Proof of Charlotte’s fast growing inner city coyote population showed up Monday on a home’s security cam, when “a pack” of up to four was caught on video walking through a yard.

The sighting was in the Sedgefield area of South End, about 1.5 miles south of uptown.

Donna Ragan, who works with Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank, posted the video of on Facebook, noting the “pack of two to four coyotes” was filmed at 4:40 a.m. Monday outside her mother’s home in Sedgefield.

A 30-second clip shared by Ragan features as many as three of the animals wandering at the edge of the camera’s range, including one that comes up to the porch.

Ragan posted the video as a warning to homeowners to bring their pets inside at night.

She believes the coyotes are hiding during the day in the wooded areas that separate subdivisions.

“They honestly can’t help the situation that they have been put in as neighborhoods are sprouting up everywhere and they don’t have too many places to go,” Ragan told the Charlotte Observer.

How sweet.  The furry hair balls with big ears can’t help it.  I guess they would be warm and cuddly.  Why don’t you take them in and give them a blanket and warm place to sleep?

Actually, the first attack was a lone Coyote, while the second account doesn’t involve an attack, at least, none stated in this report.  But the attacks have happened, or they’re coming.

You carry a gun all of the time, right?  Hey, I wonder if Scott would think this is reason enough for someone other than him to have an AR-15?


Comments

  1. On December 18, 2018 at 11:28 pm, Fred said:

    …adding the coyote didn’t appear to tire and “just kept coming and coming and coming.”

    Man, that’s funny right there. It’s almost as funny as that bear tossing that guy through the air a couple of weeks ago or when some other guy said, breathlessly and wild eyed, that a bear ‘moved so fast’ that he didn’t stand a chance. I shouldn’t laugh but you just feel so bad for these people, most of whom are supposedly somewhat fit and alert. They are just completely clueless prey animals.

    And there’s more falsehoods from ‘officials’ and ‘experts’.

    “It is not currently clear what is causing the animal’s aggression, which is unusual and considered to be an “extreme exception” to the norm, Captain Game Warden Tony Norton with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

    (Mans got some titles doesn’t he? Fancy pants? Captain Game Warden? All he needs is, Sir, or, His Majesty’s in front of it, heh. No wait, here ya go:
    His Majesty’s Royal Captain Game Warden, Sir Tony Norton, High Sheriff of His Majesty The King to the Royal Wood of Frisco, Knighted and Lettered.
    …that’s it… funny…sorry…anyway…)

    No captain fancy pants, THAT’S NORMAL WILD K9 ATTACK BEHAVIOR THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, WELL DOCUMENTED AND VERY COMMON, BEFORE WE STOPPED HUNTING THEM. THEY USED TO SEEK ONLY THE MOST DESOLATE OF AREAS BECAUSE MEN HAD TESTICLES AND SHOT THEM VERMIN DEAD. But what do I know? I’m just a provincial peasant.

  2. On December 19, 2018 at 7:48 am, Jess said:

    If it wasn’t for a constant effort to keep the local coyote population down, coyotes would roam in packs in the local urban areas. There’s too much food that doesn’t require hunting, including pets people think are safe outside. After time, the coyotes lose their fear of humans, and a lone human is a tasty meal for a coyote either old, injured, or sick.

  3. On December 19, 2018 at 8:36 am, Mark Matis said:

    Heh. Here I thought this post was going to be about illegal alien invaders from South of the Border!

    Just goes to show that sometimes you actually need to click through to REALLY see “who dunnit”, in spite of all those other times when you knew even before clicking…

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