Yestarday when I took Piper to the park I seen a coyote come out of the woods in to the park. Piper and I where walking in the same direction. I picked up a rock,I was afraid if they where to get into a fight. It looked at me then took off back into the woods.Now they are coming out in day light in public areas ,not good. I think I was the only one to see it as the park was not overly busy.Plus it was not there very long.
No, I didn't even think of telling any one.The last time I saw a coyote in day light,this one was much closer to me ,was when one was running across the field in back of our house with a hen in it's mouth.I'm not sure if any one reported that coyote. I guess I would tell animal control.
that's pretty neat you got to see one. i can hear them when i am out in the woods but i have never been lucky enough to actually see one. i'm not thinking a rock would have been much protection for you though. maybe carry a large stick next time. at least if the coyote is dumb enough to attack you and piper a stick you could at least hit it with.
I don't mind coyotes. I see them all the time where we live. I don't understand why people get freaked out when they see them, honestly. Humans are taking up so much of the natural environment, where else are they supposed to go? I think the fact that they've been seen in chicago suburbs is a testament to their adaptability. Like wolves, coyotes are timid animals that aren't going to take any chances around humans unless they are sick.
Minni you're right. They are loosing a lot of their natural habitat. It's just that coyotes are nocturnal or so I thought. Being out in the day time I would think something could be wrong with it ,such as rabies.Like you don't see skunks in the day time,if you do then most likely the skunk is sick.He was really pretty ,and seemed to be very timid.Which as a good thing.
Wow! Did you report that to animal control? You probably didn't even think of telling anyone, because of the situation that you were in. I wouldn't of even thought about it either. The coyotes will start to kill farm animals, you can be sure of that. I don't think many people would report a coyote. Either they wouldn't think about, not care, or would be afraid that the animal would be hurt. You should tell animal control. Sounds like the coyote was very close to you. I have never heard and/or seen a coyote. Except for on animal planet. lol The biggest wild animal I have ever come across is a Opposum. I can bet that a rock wouldn't protect you from a coyote though. Try a big stick. If the darn thing attacks one of you, you could hit it. I guess I wouldn't mind a coyote. We have Opposums, Squirrels, and birds around here. I like wild aniamls. I have never seen a coyote around here. But, I wouldn't freak out. Where else is the thing suppose to go? Humans are taking away all the land that they live on. Coyotes have proved to be very adaptable creatures. I am pretty sure that a Coyote wouldn't be bold enough to attack a healthy human. Minnyar is absolutley right. The coyote has lost so much of their natural habitat. I also thought Coyotes weren nocturnal. But, because of their adaptability, I am sure they can change their sleeping habits easy. They could have rabies, so stear clear. Never approach a Coyote. Just stay on nutral territory. I use to think Opposums were nocturnal too, until I saw one out in the day light. I am pretty sure something was wrong with it though. Just be careful. The Oppposum wasn't at all scared of people, maybe somebodies pet at one time. That wasn't a good thing, luckily it was killed before it had a chnace to bite anyone. I am pretty sure that a Coyote will adapt its sleeping habits to whenever food is most plentiful. Just like dogs and cats, Coyotes like to eat. lol
I live in suburbia and we do see many and its a little scarey for me because my dogs are small. I usually see them late in the evening when I'm walking through the park (stupid I know) The best thing to do to scare them is hold your arms up in the air to arrear bigger and threatening and face them, that usually scares the crap out of them and they run away. I camped in Algonquin Park in (Northern Ontario) one year and I was approached by I guess it was a timber wolf. It was very tall and had some brown on it. He/She was very smitten with my dog. I could tell it was a young animal because of its behavior. It picked up a oven mitt off the road and threw it into the air, as if to get Leezas attention. Then later I heard that he was probly hopeing to eat her.