Coyote Concerns

To the Editor;

What a web of contradiction we weave in last week’s article “Coyote Concerns”. First, we have Ms. Massey, the Animal “Control” Officer whose only interest is controlling YOUR animal on YOUR property (it needs to stay indoors), and oh yes, the birds (“get rid of your bird feeders”).

Further, we are instructed that coyotes don’t “bother” anybody, except for “Little doggie(s)…that’s a snack for them”. Let me assure Ms. Massey that we would be plenty bothered if our little doggies were snacked upon.

And finally, “Coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare”. However, in the very next sentence, according to the police, if a coyote approaches me (or, say, my five-year old nephew) we are to go indoors. Perhaps the Animal Control Officer could explain how close to my front door I need to cower to outrun a typical charging coyote.

John Schmid,



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