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Three 'very dangerous' coyotes seen in Cicero backyard; police investigating

Cicero, N.Y. -- A Cicero woman taking her dogs outside Thursday morning saw three coyotes in her backyard, prompting an investigation from police and animal control agencies.

Coyotes can be "very dangerous," especially to domestic pets, said Cicero Chief of Police Joseph F. Snell. It is illegal to feed them, Snell said.


Sigh. Obviously the existence of the coyotes is what deems them to be "very dangerous". Also note that the neighborhood is adjacent to a large wildlife management area. You know, where you'd expect to see coyotes.


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Hopefully this "investigation" will reach a proper conclusion. Humans.
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Three 'very dangerous' coyotes seen in Cicero backyard; police investigating

Cicero, N.Y. -- A Cicero woman taking her dogs outside Thursday morning saw three coyotes in her backyard, prompting an investigation from police and animal control agencies.

Coyotes can be "very dangerous," especially to domestic pets, said Cicero Chief of Police Joseph F. Snell. It is illegal to feed them, Snell said.


Sigh. Obviously the existence of the coyotes is what deems them to be "very dangerous". Also note that the neighborhood is adjacent to a large wildlife management area. You know, where you'd expect to see coyotes.

Well, to be fair, they are pretty dangerous if you happen to be a stray chihuahua. :p

But I agree, the headline is a little slanted.  The lady saw three coyotes and they're automatically labeled "very dangerous" for just being there in the yard.  But, unfortunately, the headline is also pretty typical.


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The overreaction in the NYC metro area is even funnier.  Schools in NE NJ have gone into lockdown because of a single nearby sighting.  In NW NJ,  coyotes roam with impunity and nobody cares.
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Indeed.  They will likely find that the coyotes--at some point--walked from the nearby forest into the yard, and then walked back into the forest.  And did so very dangerously.


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The reporter missed the chance to educate the public - he should have mentioned that coyotes often eat children and adults, and will chase down and bite holes in the tires of a fleeing minivan to get a meal.
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And I thought you were going to post the news bit about I-81 being closed from Mexico to Canada.
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:D Here you go:

New "hard closure" w/ barricades on I-81 from Mexico, NY to Canada


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You guys will like this recent addition to the article:

Anyone who sees the coyotes should call 911.


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You guys will like this recent addition to the article:

Anyone who sees the coyotes should call 911.

Ah, well, jeebus.  I guess I have to take my phone hiking now. :p

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Maybe they're considered dangerous because they were seen with this:



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You guys will like this recent addition to the article:

Anyone who sees the coyotes should call 911.

The coyotes compete only with cars in controlling the deer population here.  The deer probably wish the key pads on cell phones were a little bigger.
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They should have fined the woman for "baiting" and "feeding" the coyotes when she took her dogs outside...

The Sheriff did say that feeding them was illegal.

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To spice it up, one outlet added a picture of wolf superimposed over a coyote:



Pray for me... I have to drive home soon. If I don't make it, it's been nice knowing y'all.


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To spice it up, one outlet added a picture of wolf to their article. Can't link to the photo, but here's the "article":

http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=992321#.Us8Ve893siQ

Pray for me... I have to drive home soon. If I don't make it, it's been nice knowing y'all.

That one in the background must be really huge!   :laugh:
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That one in the background must be really huge!   :laugh:

I didn't notice it until I took a second look.  WOW! :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:


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They have actual pictures of these vile beasts. That was one brave photographer, I tell ya. The vicious animals look ready to attack. I wonder if Fukashima radiation is making them larger and more aggressive?





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We've had an urban coyote that's included a couple of our school grounds on its morning rounds.  People freaked a little at first, but the Superintendent noted that it is helping to control the gopher problem on the play fields, and doesn't stick around for recess, so no one is freaking out (to my immense surprise, to be honest).

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New Yorkers are getting soft.  In Pennsyltucky the headline would have been:

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If she's worried about coyotes maybe she needs some real dogs, not some sissy little snack prey sized dogs.

We had an overpopulation of stray cats in my neighborhood.  Then some coyotes showed up.  There's much fewer cats now.
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If she's worried about coyotes maybe she needs some real dogs, not some sissy little snack prey sized dogs.

We had an overpopulation of stray cats in my neighborhood.  Then some coyotes showed up.  There's much fewer cats now.

Or maybe move downtown and not on the edge of a wildlife management area.

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We had an overpopulation of stray cats in my neighborhood.  Then some coyotes showed up.  There's much fewer cats now.

Or maybe move downtown and not on the edge of a wildlife management area.

Don't go throwing common sense into the thing.  It's impolite.
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Dollars to donuts that when the police find the coyotes' lair, they'll discover the remains of those on the missing persons and cold case lists.

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Is it really a coincidence that microwave ovens are sized just right for cats?  Every household has a microwave.  C'mon, America, do your share to keep stray cats at bay!


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Roadrunners?  Roadrunners?  That's the last straw.  I can handle unleashed dogs, mountain bikes, ATVs, coyotes, wolves, grizzlies, pikas, marmots, owls that hoot all night, charging guanacos, and even illegal brussels sprouts plots in the marijuana fields, but I draw the line at roadrunners.
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And Sasquatch hair.  Coyotes eat everything.
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Is it really a coincidence that microwave ovens are sized just right for cats?  Every household has a microwave.  C'mon, America, do your share to keep stray cats at bay!

I am rather fond of soy sauce.
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The local roadrunner population is not amused by the flippant comments found in this thread.

Roadrunners?  Roadrunners?  That's the last straw.  I can handle unleashed dogs, mountain bikes, ATVs, coyotes, wolves, grizzlies, pikas, marmots, owls that hoot all night, charging guanacos, and even illegal brussels sprouts plots in the marijuana fields, but I draw the line at roadrunners.

Are they hybridizing the vile 'sprout with MJ?


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