Coyote close call
by Nervous in Mt Albert
(Mount Albert, Ontario, Canada)
I just want to tell my story of recent encounters with Coyotes.
We live in a farming and horse area with a lot of subdivisions and a huge highway project underway.
Late one evening our Chow-cross dog was out and our one remaining 35 year old horse was out, as she stays out 24/7 with a run in shelter.
My husband and I were quietly chatting when all of a sudden a great howling of a large pack started up not 20 feet from our dog.
We leapt to our feet and were fortunate enough to retrieve our old beloved dog.
The pack was still howling like mad even though we were shouting and visible. My old horse screamed then I screamed thinking they might go for her.
They stopped howling.
We got our old girl in the barn and she is now in every night and not allowed in the back bush area.
I walk the dog on a lead and carry a big stick. Our neighbor lost is jack Russell when a Coyote trotted up and took it right at the house.
We are destroying their habitat at an alarming rate. People who walk in forest areas and allow these wild animals to become used to people, are doing these animals a disservice.
Clap your hands shout rattle a tin of stones, but keep the Coyotes shy of you.
I lived for 25 with coyotes with no problems.
Nervous in Mt Albert