Coy Dogs and Coyotes
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...
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• 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.
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.
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...
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...
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..
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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...
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
• 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...
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.