*Q&A – Join Our Efforts!

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11 thoughts on “*Q&A – Join Our Efforts!

  1. Nice talking with you today, Ruby! Glad we connected! We need to respond to “problems” as they come up, but also, maybe more important, is to respond to potential problems before they happen. So we need to think ahead and be as proactive (vs. reactive) as possible. Thanks for joining the effort!! Janet

  2. I wish I had found you guys a couple of years ago!!! This is an enormous undertaking and one that is much needed! Kudos to all of you who are up to the task and I hope to become an integral part as this begins to move forward and take on steam!!!

  3. Hi Kelly — I don’t know of anyone. You are welcome to take the lead! We’ll try to help you! Janet

  4. Just wondering if there is any presence in southern Arizona for your efforts, or any advocates here?

  5. Thank you, George! What’s wrong with all these idiots — trap a bear? Don’t get it, never will. If I/we can do anything to help your cause let me know! Thanks again for your wonderful poem, and great comment. Janet

  6. hello janet, yes, feel free to use my poem on your site but please don’t show the rest of my email to you. Kind of covert operations up here in maine. The vote on bear baiting and trapping is coming up soon. Who would trap a bear? Why? The hunters say it’s for our safety and to protect property, I really don’t need them concerning themselves with my safety , know what I mean? I say there’s too many people so lets bait and trap them. Hah! Okay then, keep up the good fight you have a great blog and a great passionate purpose in helping these splendid critters…………peace within…george

  7. coyote friend of mine,if only I could trade,my nose for snout, my mouth for jaws,my skin for fur,my feet for paws, then we could run together, coyote friend of mine. I had the opportunity to watch two coyotes on a gravel beach at the break of dawn here in maine, one just sat in the morning sun soaking in the sun. Watched them both for about a half hour. I was in a boat so I don’t think they knew I was there. Wow, they stole my heart thus the poem. Too much hatred and misunderstanding in these parts,makes me cry for them, no really. Saw a sign on a pickup truck that said gods guide service:deer.coyote and bobcat hunts. Are you f……ing kidding me or what! I will have those signs one day, just has to be done. Your film is great and I have sent your email address to a few friends of mine.A few of us got together last fall to cut down nine dead coyotes from a tree in front of this yo yo’s house. I mean they were right next to the road, why,why,why? Maybe he got the message because we haven’t seen them there again. One for us! Anyhow, thank you for all of your good work in helping these wonderful animals, these friends of mine. Rage against the hatred!……..George Davis

  8. Trapping and killing exacerbates all problems

    Everyone can “win” by following an education approach which is more effective than a trapping approach, that trapping is only a temporary solution which in fact exacerbates all problems: “wise” coyote who have been learning how to coexist are killed, more coyotes move in to the vacated niches, more females produce more offspring when their populations have been culled in order bring that population back up again. It becomes a never ending vicious cycle all caused by trapping and killing.

  9. About sighting three coyotes:

    Coyotes do not form packs. They form family units (all related individuals). Packs usually imply that there are individuals that are unrelated to the breeding pair and offspring. Although coyotes spend a lot of time as solitary foragers, it’s not unusual for them to move about as a family unit. What you are seeing is either the mated pair (Alpha pair) with an older offspring, or it could be an Alpha female or male with two juveniles. This is absolutely normal coyote social behavior. Hope this addresses your concerns.

  10. Regarding fences:

    A 6 foot tall fence is usually a deterrent.  However, coyotes are intelligent.  When motivated, they can dig under a fence or easily jump over a 5 foot tall fence.  If you want a fence to be “coyote proof”, it would include strong wire fencing underground at least 8” in an “L” shape to keep a coyote from digging under the fence. The fence would also be at least 6 feet tall with either an angle out at 45 degrees on the top or a coyote roller placed on top.  The coyote roller can be purchased at http://www.CoyoteRoller.com or made from PVC pipe over a wire strung tightly along the top of the fence. 
    Even within a fenced area, hawks or owls could swoop down and take a small pet.  The best answer, especially for cats and small dogs, is to keep them inside unless someone is with them.

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