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The Coyotes are Back

Cohabitating with indigenous species such as the coyote- sometimes it is hard to appreciate how they suppress rodents and skunks because they are notorious hunters of pets.

The first sighting of the season was just before noon on Independence Day. A handsome fellow, he hung around for about an hour before disappearing into the brush.

The bunny rabbits understand. They have gone into hiding.

We understand. The dogs are now allowed in the backyard without us. Not for 30 seconds.

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Lydia Plunk July 06, 2012 at 09:16 PM
God bless you in your loss. Life is precious and sometimes to unfairly fleeting.
Gina Tenorio July 07, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I'm sorry to hear that Gena.
Gabby July 07, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I also live in Diamond Bar and had an experience with a coyote a couple of years ago. They are very brazen and are not afraid to come up to a house. I actually saw two in my area. One attacked a small neighbor dog and was about to flea with it in his mouth but my son ran out and saved the dog. A bittersweet memory but believe me, the coyotes are out there and will do what they have to to survive.
flo July 09, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Luckily I haven't had any bad experiences but I have seen them in our yard. If this is causing a problem now, can you imagine what would happen when the city takes away more of their habitat by building low to lower income housing units (for about 500 families)?!! Coyotes, along with other creatures like rattlesnakes and mice, would get pushed closer into our yards and houses. AND our pets and children!
Gabriela Klein July 12, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Growing up in NYC we had pigeons that would fly into our apartment if we left the windows open in the summer, poop all over everything and destroy my mother's curtains before we could shoo them out. We had "poison bombs" to detonate semiyearly against cockroaches. We had Super Rats in the subway as big as a small cat that would attack you if given the chance, and feral dogs in the park that would chase you. In Boston during school years, I lived with a baseball bat by my bed for when the rats would break in at night. Ah, those were the years.........

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