Uglysquirrel wrote:Have four doxies going out at night to do their duty before bed. Concern is coyote attacks.
I'm a vigilant owner shining a 600 lumen flashlight over their heads in all directions. They never get more than 30 feet from me. No leashes right now. Always within eyeshot.
You folks think a hungry coyote would ignore the flashlight and me and attack one? Or are they real skittish ?
Thanks fur any gut feelings/experiences.
Coyotes are attackers of opportunity my friend. And having had numerous
sausage dogs face down meter readers and Saint Bernard's they show
no fear, and that will get them into trouble.
If they see no perceived threat coyotes will attack.
Is there any reason why the Mrs. could not go out with you at
the same time?
I would harness them when going out as they will slip collars-been there, done that.
OR you could secure a trolley wire if you have trees nearby limiting their travel to a
linear route for 30 feet or so.
I would double check but I think the pepper spray used for bears shoots farther.