KLook wrote:The Eastern coyote has been moving steadily south since their release in Maine in the 70's. It is not a true coyote and is in fact a hybrid grey wolf/coyote mix. I have seen them weigh in at 70 lbs. The people down here laugh when I tell them they are coming, but the biologist for the states with big deer herds South of New England are warning that the next big thing for the deer is the Eastern Coyote. I highly doubt you saw a real wolf, unless some dimwit hippy animal lover released one of the 98% Timber Wolf hybrids that you can order online. I saw one of these critters in Maine and the owner told me how incredible it was. It was a female at about 120 lbs. and could stand at the base of an 8 ft. fence and jump straight up over it. It picked up a 100lb. bag of fertilizer at a neighbors and just lugged it home. Not sure why, because it could I guess. It dragged a "doghouse" he built for it that was unmovable in his opinion and it dragged it all the way to the road and then some. These are not toys. He got rid of it because it was to aggressive with anyone outside his family. I am still shocked to this day that he let it anywhere near his daughter. No one could have prevented it from killing whatever it decided to kill at any given moment. So, I hope you did not see a wolf or anything close, but it is small consolation that you may have seen one of the "smaller" cousins of one that will still decimate your herds.
Please, if you are out hunting, practice the shoot,shovel, and shut up method of dealing with these things. Many want the return of the Timber Wolf to Maine and it is a travesty. Take the time to look at how big they are and how vicious. Get past the propaganda the green Libtards are putting out about how noble and intelligent they are.
KLook wrote:That is a good attitude until you are confronted with one or two or three......and the cat is much more to be feared. Even more a momma bear and cubs.
And you have never seen our coyotes.
freetown fred wrote:Kevin, I believe the point I was trying to make was about killing them just for the sake of killing them--I think anyone that would go into the deep woods unarmed is an ass. I've never seen a sheep flock without at least ONE dog in with them around here --Great Piranese ??? I believe--big long haired white things. Definitely a shame about the 19 yr old, but as you said--the FIRST KNOWN killing--these things been around how long?? hybrid or not--I'm far from saying bazaar behavior on their parts is acceptable --but--we take their land, their food, etc--what could go wrong there??? I've got a friend in Wyoming that does dairy--he is real close to the release of wolves into the wild & has no problems because he takes preventive measures-- Put me in a position where a wolf, coyote, bear, catamount, hybrid whatever threatens my space---oh yea, it's dead, but I know where I live & it ain't the suburbs. Is that like my cars bigger then your car