Coyotes killed our small dog in our backyard in Lambton County
(Warwick Township, Ontario, Canada)
We live in rural Warwick Township, Lambton County. April 4, 2013 we let our 2 small Shih Tzu dogs outside just before 7am.(it was NOT dark outside.
One of the dogs came screaming back to the door a minute later. Our kids saw several Coyotes
running around our back yard. I rushed outside yelling to scare off the Coyotes, but our one little dog could not be found.
I am scared - what if one of my kids had been outside ?
Over the winter several large holes have be dug in the landscaping surrounding our house (Coyotes digging for mice hiding around the stone landscaping).
Last summer I was awaken in the night by Coyotes howling IN MY BACKYARD!!
The Coyotes are obviously not scared! There are too many in this area. Sightings are very common. The coyote population needs to be decreased! Why isn't something being done?I'm so sorry, Chris, that Coyotes got your little dog, that must be heart-breaking. Other than reporting this to your township office, and / or the MNR, I'm not sure what you can do.