Why We Need Guardian Dogs

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This isn’t a stray dog in our front yard.  It’s a coyote.  A primarily nocturnal predator out for a stroll the middle of the day.  Coyotes are the most abundant livestock predators in North America, causing the majority of sheep, goat and cattle losses.  Our neighbor lost several sheep to coyote attacks just this past week.  This one’s a little too close for comfort.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 07:23:43

    Shoo! Shoo! Git!

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  2. Connie
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 07:28:44

    LOL! Exactly!

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  3. funthreads(carol)
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 07:54:46

    Wow. I must live in a bubble. I had no idea we had coyotes in Virginia. He’s way bigger than I imagined them to be. Yikes!

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  4. Connie
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 08:02:56

    We heard an extension agent speak about them a while back. They’re a huge problem here. Those photos were taken with a telephoto lens from inside our house. About 300 feet away. He’s a big boy.

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  5. Lora
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:29:46

    Connie, I saw a coyote on our road….and we’re in town!!!!!
    Makes me worry for the new babies. I’m glad you have Milos and co.

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  6. Nessa The Procrastinator
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 12:48:37

    A few weeks ago, we were leaving the grocery store and saw a dog in the parking lot. Being the animal lover that I am, I drove closer to get a better look. Turns out it was a coyote. My husband asked if I still wanted to save him. lol. There’s a land preserve across the street from the shopping center so he must’ve wandered over. Hope your guard dogs keep this coyote away!

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  7. Jennifer
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 16:34:34

    We always joke about about all the “:Missing Cat” signs around here. Ummm, I’m pretty sure we all know what happened to your cat. :(

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