Greetings from the North Woods! Well, there is a little snow on the ground now, and the mercury is dropping. It is definitely starting to look like Christmas around here. In between trips to the woodpile, Stanley’s pen and the hen house, I have been catching up on my email. Lots of stories about the increasing threat that coyotes are posing in residential neighborhoods continue to come to my attention. Below are just a few of the recent ones . . .
“In the morning gloom Thursday, Alan Watkin let his soft-coated Wheaton terrier Athena out into his condominium yard, tied to a rope to keep her close. He went into the kitchen of his Pemberton Terrace home and just sat down when he heard a massive yelp. “I go out and the coyote’s got her by the back leg. I managed to chase the coyote off. He ran probably 20 feet, stopped, and I ran at him again. He ran down to the road and down toward Sahali Terrace,” Watkin said later that day, after a trip to the veterinarian.
Coyotes aren’t a common sight in Lower Sahali. Deer occasionally wander through, straying from Peterson Creek. But not coyotes preying on neighbourhood pets. Atkin wants his neighbours and other city residents to be aware how widespread coyotes are.” (excerpt from Kamloops Daily News article by Michele Young) http://www.kamloopsnews.ca/article/20131206/KAMLOOPS0101/131209903/-1/KAMLOOPS/coyote-attacks-lower-sahali-terrier
“Another worried dog owner has come forward after her Westie was almost dragged away by a coyote last week in West Kelowna. This is the second story of an aggressive daylight coyote attack in our area, the last time the beloved pet did not make it. Cynthia Jarvis lives on the edge of the Two Eagles Golf Course in West Kelowna.
Last Monday Dec. 2 her roommate took Jarvis’s Westie, Winston, and her Sheltie, Piper, for their daily afternoon play in the backyard. She says they were kicking the ball and having a wonderful time in the snow when a coyote, she believes was stalking them, rushed in and grabbed Winston. “It only took a moment and a coyote had latched onto my 19-pound Westie and was dragging him out onto the golf course,” shares Jarvis.
Photo: Contributed – Cynthia Jarvis
Her roommate screamed and started chasing the coyote, fortunately Winston was able to break free and run back to the house. “If it was not for Winston’s strength and my friends screams, my Winnie would be gone,” says a shocked Jarvis. (excerpt from Castanet News article by Carmen Weld) http://www.castanet.net/news/West-Kelowna/104292/Coyote-attacks-dog-in-broad-daylight
“Huron-Kinloss Township is reporting a few coyote problems. It follows similar reports from nearby Kincardine. A small dog was killed recently in Kincardine by coyotes wandering through town. A report from Huron-Kinloss bylaw officer Brianne Elliott stated that coyotes are a major concern in the urban areas of the township. She told last night’s council meeting that the township has been advised to have residents report sightings to the Ministry of Natural Resources. But she also said the Municipality’s option are limited in trying to aid residents with concerns. Elliott said most of the concerns are from Huron-Kinloss areas year Kincardine.” (excerpt from BlackburnNews.com article by Ken Kilpatrick)
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Until I find more words. . . The PeeMan