I hate to say it, but it almost seems like this kind of thing is just going to keep happening on a semi-regular basis. The anti's are so vocal about municipalities taking any kind of pest-control actions. Also, private citizens living in in these neighborhoods have very few actions they can legally take to deal with the problem themselves. If they would let me, I would love to try to help with this situation in the mornings and evenings while commuting to and from work.
Seems to be more common or maybe we are just hearing about it more as our cities grow. It also seems allot of these bites are on kids which is sad but makes me wonder where the parents are? Also is it a case of someone feed the coyotes in the area and when some small kid has food in their hand the coyote thinks it is for him? Just hope the kid is OK.
I also think about the nature of Toddlers. Any time my son sees a "dog" he runs up to it with his hand outstretched. I know most of these cases, the coyote runs out of the brush and bites the kid, but you can't help but wonder if the kids initiate these actions in some cases.
There are for sure too many coyotes. Bounty, raise fur prices, whatever. Something will need to be done, or as a couple of you suggested, it's going to happen more frequently.
Yep...yet again another attack. We have had quite a few tbhis past year and makes me winder how many more will happen this winter and then again next summer. With neighborhood going futher out side the big cities..this is gonna happen more and more. maybe DOW will enact a bounty back on coyotes for a few years and that will get some more hunters out after them. I too ight go out a few more times a year if I know I might get a little kickback in the end.
Sorry for the late comment. I don't even know if you guys will read this. I'm new to this site and I've been reading a lot of this stuff. I just moved from Idaho to CO. It's sad that trapping is banned here. I grew up trapping & hunting coyotes and right now fur prices are actually on the up for them. We saw some prices as high as $70 at some of the fur sales in Idaho. Keep that in mind when your hunting this fall. Even better, if you shoot one and didn't blow it to pieces, let me know. I'll takem off your hands.
I don't know about Broomfield specifiically, but not all cities have ordinances against hunting or trapping. Of course shooting firearms and maybe bows will be illegal in city limits. German Shepherds work well too.
In Colorado foot trapps are banned. You can still trap with cages but they're close to $150 a pop. Using dogs hunting coyotes can be very successful. I have a cousing in WY that used to send his dogs out call them back in the coyotes would follow them in right to the hunter. He got pretty good at this. Also, I've seen coyotes kill dogs if there is a good group of them. This usually only happens out in the country on farms and ranchs, where the onwers let their dogs rome.
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