Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:51 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:40 PM
Since trail hikers are not usually hunters, those coyotes might even be a tad less wary of humans.
The coyotes living all over crowded South Lake Tahoe certainly learned to coexist with the people while going about the business of gobbling up all their cats and poodles.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:59 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:06 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:59 AM
One was good size and walking towards each other on a narrow, fenced in, flood control when we passed within approx 6' of each other. We both kept our eyes on each other even after we passed each other up. So yeah, they're there! LOL
Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:06 PM
That one was a little too close for comfort, & especially since I had nothing (no stick etc) to defend myself, except with that finger.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:41 PM
Such digginds as these are called "coyote" diggings, receiing the name frm an animal called the "coyote," which abounds all over the plain lands of Mexico and California, and which lives in the cracks and crevices made in the plains by the extreme heat of summer. He is half dog, half fox, and , as an Irishman might say, half wolf also. they howl most sismally, just like a dog, on moonlight nights, and are seen in great numbers sulking about the plains.
Connected with them is a curious fact in natural history. They are intensely carnivorous-so are cannibals; but as cannibals object to the flavor of roasted sailor as being to salty, so coyotes gturn up their noses at dead Mexicans as being too peppery. I have heard the fact mentioned over and over again, by Americans who had been in the Mexican war, that on going over th field after their battles, thry found their own comrades with the flesh eaten off their bones by hte coyotes, while never a Mexican corpse had been touched, and the only and most natural way to account fo this phenomenon was in the fact that the Mexicans, by the constant and inordinate eating of th ehot pepper-pod, the Chili Colorado, had so impregnated their system with pepper as to render their flesh too savoury a morsel for the coyote.
"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself."--Mark Twain
Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:55 AM
I unload all of my own shells!
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:40 PM
Anyway, The spots I've been calling are not far from designated ORV trails and I see lots of sign. I haven't had much luch calling any in for some time but they are there. Not a hiking trail but ORV trails have a lot more and louder traffic. I have noticed coyotoes less than 100 yards from my front door though. I am at the edge of town (7 houses between me and the wide open desert. There is the high school about 500 yards from me so I wouldn't dare call anywhere near here but seeing them so close to the house kind of ticks me off. They know they are safe. Christine and I watched one chasing a cottontail ust the other day.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:08 PM
coyotes are very couriuse animals even though there are alot of people around,if a yotie has never been shot at,they-re not scared of u but they will keep there distance.and when nite time comes around they-ll start to sneek in even though there are people around.i live on the east coast and the dogs around here even though there shy they-ll still come around when u turn ur back.i-ve even had then sneak into my tent when i was sleeping. so to answer ur question yes they-ll still come around hope that helps
Do you guys think coyotes shy away from areas with a lot of hiking activities?
Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:45 PM
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