Coy Dogs and Coyotes

Canada
September 24, 2016 7:08am CST
I live in a small town, with thousands of acres of grapes growing in fields and woods everywhere... Its just like living in the country except I live on a street with homes and paved roads. There are woods behind me, a large government owned protected land with more houses and streets all around that land. Our downtown is one block long... you get the picture? Four times this summer I have been awakened by the sound of coy dogs and coyotes yapping and singing. It doesn't last long and it is loud, they are very close to my home and many other homes on this street. I asked around and others have heard their noise but didn't think it could be coyotes or coy dogs, they quieted too quickly.... Last night around 2 AM I was awakened by the yapping and singing of the animals again. I listened carefully and heard a woman say in a loud whisper “Settle Down” and they did. She must walk her dogs in the middle of the night. I have no idea how many she is walking but hearing their yapping and singing it must be a large number. Now that I know its not a pack of wild dogs. I will get up and look out into the street to see just how many she is walking. She must have a handful of leashes... Have you ever heard the cries of coyotes or coy dogs? When I was a kid in upstate New York, we had a lot of them on our land and in the woods. The photo is a group of photos of my grand-dogs. I had to put the photo of my two Australian Cattle dogs because they like to poop together...
Since I live in the sticks I get coyotes wandering around outside with their pups yelping and howling. And since I have no air conditioning I have no choice ...
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@nanette64 (18182)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Sep 16
I do have coyotes at my place a lot @PainsOnSlate . Sometimes I'll be goofy and step on my back porch and howl like they do.
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• Canada
24 Sep 16
My daughter lives in the boonies and her dog attacked a coyote in full day light trying to kill one of her chickens. The Chickens and the dog was kept in for the next week.. I laughed , I would echo the howl too....
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@nanette64 Oh, the people you must freak out!
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@nanette64 (18182)
• Fairfield, Texas
25 Sep 16
@msiduri I do have a distinctive voice. People that live 60 acres away know when it's me. They've...um..mentioned it.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 16
That is very inconsiderate of that woman to walk her dogs at that time of night. It wouldn't matter if they weren't noisy, but as it is, I think I'd have a word with her. Cute collage.
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• Canada
24 Sep 16
I don't know who she is but I will be looking out the window to figure it out if possible in the future....
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate Let us know what you see.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep 16
@jaboUK, Abusing the animals.They also rest like humans, but how come at the middle of the night they are exercising,lol.
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@Corbin5 (122359)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Coyotes will visit our subdivision in the winter months, but I have never heard them making a sound. Just glad we have a 6-foot fence bordering the back yard and a substance to keep wild things away that we sprinkle around the outside of the fence to keep wildlife away.
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Six foot fences don't deter the determined coyote. They've been known to grab cats from a second story balcony.
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@Corbin5 (122359)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@msiduri Yes, they can climb that fence if they want to, so all neighbors call us if they spot one, since they never come in a pack, and we go with our dog Molly into the yard if one is about.
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@Corbin5 Last year, our neighbors lost their dog, a little mop-headed thing, to a coyote. They were busy having a baby and left to dog in the backyard overnight.
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
24 Sep 16
We don't hear them in town, but when we go camping, we frequently hear them. An eerie sound. One night, a whole pack came into the campground, chasing rabbit or something. It was pretty brutal.
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
That would be a bit scary. We haven't heard them while we camp in the mountains in NY...at least not yet.
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
28 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate They rarely attack humans. I'm not afraid of them. When people leave food out for them or feed them, trouble starts, though.
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• Canada
29 Sep 16
@msiduri I would never feed any wild animal. Not a good idea.
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@teenspirit (1611)
• Israel
24 Sep 16
Dogs are so cute .... Until they interfere with sleep! (Cute Collage)
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• Canada
30 Sep 16
Thank you, glad you liked it.
@amadeo (78087)
• United States
24 Sep 16
No I have not.Only one time we have seen a coyote. Very nice photos of the animals there.
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
Thanks I love them all...
• United States
24 Sep 16
We have lived in 4 different places in TN and we've seen coyotes at all of them. The one here was way at the top of our hill.
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• Canada
29 Sep 16
I like to see the wild life but from afar is a good thing.
@responsiveme (18023)
• India
24 Sep 16
lots of dogs! Used to hear jackals long ago when I was a kid...now no more buildings and humans have taken over the area.
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• Canada
11 Oct 16
Its almost sad when humans take over isn't it. I like to see trees and not so many buildings and the occasional dog...
@TRBRocks420 (85646)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Sep 16
Yes, I hear them about every night.
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• Canada
29 Sep 16
I would like to hear them more than I do, but I wonder now if they are around here at all?
@Juliaacv (35110)
• Canada
24 Sep 16
Wow, what a video that was. I've heard the cries of coyotes a couple of times really far off in the distance, I wasn't sure what it was my husband had to tell me. I have never seen one.
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• Canada
11 Oct 16
Their songs can be haunting. We had them in the woods when i was a kid and I'm learning they are around here too. Thankfully the noise was a woman walking her dogs, But they do wake me up if the windows are open. Getting cold so that will end shortly.
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
24 Sep 16
Cute pictures. lol @ the dogs pooping together. Where know grew up there were always coyotes around. Many a nights I would hear their cries. I live in the city so I don't hear them now.
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• Canada
11 Oct 16
I don't usually hear them either but did as a child. My daughter lives in the boonies so I hear them at her place. Sadly one got one of the chickens the other day, Zuzu the dog wasn't outside or she might have saved it again...
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
@PainsOnSlate Yes I know quite a few people who have lost chickens to them.
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@LadyDuck (187525)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 16
I love the photo of your dogs. We do not have coyotes here, but I hear the foxes during the night. It is not allowed to walk dogs during the night, not to disturb people who sleep.
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• Canada
24 Sep 16
There is no law like that here, that I know of.
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@LadyDuck (187525)
• Switzerland
24 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate The owners of dogs are responsible not to make they bark during the night. If you really want to walk a dog after 10 pm, you can, but only if you are sure the dog will not bark.
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@GardenGerty (105224)
• United States
24 Sep 16
@LadyDuck and @PaintsOnSlate when we delivered an early morning paper and left our home at 2 a. m. it amazed me the number of people that were walking pets between three and five in the morning.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 Sep 16
Coyotes are no doubt around in an area like that. They are even becoming quite common in cities like NYC and LA.
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• Canada
25 Sep 16
They are in my area but they tend to stay in the woods, I haven't seen one in the 35 years we have lived here... My daughter had one after her chicken and it was attacked by my Grand-dog Zuzu. The chicken and the dog lived... but were kept out of site for a week to encourage the coyote to go somewhere else...
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
@PainsOnSlate What kind of dog is ZuZu? That was dangerous thing since coyotes are seldom solitary.
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
@JamesHxstatic She is a Belgian Malinois - a shepherd. It was completely a surprise to my daughter, she was very scared and ran out to save the dog and chicken. The coyote ran..
Belgian Malinois information including pictures, training, behavior, and care of Belgian Malinois and dog breed mixes.
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@rebelann (43534)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Sep 16
that's just too funny. What I don't get is why someone would want to get a shot of dogs poopin in unison.
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• Canada
24 Sep 16
Thanks for the laugh... My son, the owner of those two dogs was proud after he adopted (saved) the 10 year old female to join his much younger male (yes she is fixed) they were not great friends at the beginning and he was proud they did something together like a parent would like it. You know what I mean...
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@rebelann (43534)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Sep 16
Ahhhh, that does explain it @PainsOnSlate butt I do haveta ask, why the butt end instead of the front end? still, it's toooo funny.
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
@rebelann It was a cold morning and the dogs were let out to relieve themselves, my son standing in the doorway ( barefooted) on a cold snowy morning...that was what he could see without going outside in the snow...
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@anya12adwi (4461)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
25 Sep 16
wow!! your grand dogs are so cute!! i also fantasize to have my pet one day.. i have heard dogs singing at night but here we say, they're crying. i don't know what coy dogs are!
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@msiduri (5732)
• United States
26 Sep 16
@anya12adwi A coydog is a hybrid, the offspring of a coyote and a dog.
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• Canada
27 Sep 16
@anya12adwi They are wild dogs that mated with coyotes. I think sometimes they are crying. they do like to sing to the Moon...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Coydog Captive coydogs in Wyoming Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Canis Species: Canis latrans x Canis lu
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@sol_cee (18426)
• Japan
24 Sep 16
Glad to hear there are no real coyotes.
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• Canada
30 Sep 16
Oh the real ones are around but we rarely see them or hear them. They leave humans alone.
@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
24 Sep 16
The dogs look beautiful, I've never seen a coyote before
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• Canada
30 Sep 16
They are pretty shy and hide in the woods a lot. Where I live we have foxes, coyotes and coy dogs, they usually don't bother anyone.
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
24 Sep 16
We definitely have Coyotes in our neighborhood but I have never heard them .
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
They have a very distinct song they sing. I grew up listening to them in upstate NY.
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@sueznewz2 (10156)
• Alicante, Spain
24 Sep 16
I love the collage of your grand dogs... I haven't seen or heard coyotes.... I don't think we have them in the uk or spain... but ..we do sometimes walk our dog late at night..., and while he is quiet... busy sniffing ... if another dog hears us ..., then barking commences... which then sets up a chain reaction... all along the street. but it does quieten down again...
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• Canada
11 Oct 16
Our small town has law and the quiet hours and dogs are included with that.. Its hard to walk a dog and not hear barking. I think the woman who is walking here many dogs during the night must go to work at dawn, I heard her the other day at 4 AM. Its cold now so I won't be hearing anything with the windows closed.
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@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 16
Your dogs look beautiful!
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• Canada
28 Sep 16
They are my grand-dogs and visit me when the kids stop by.