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  • Whatdaheck Jan 22, 9:45 a.m.

    A .243 Marlin will do the trick nicely. ;-)

  • goldenosprey Jan 16, 11:09 a.m.

    "A red wolf is a coyote crossed to a wolf. They are not endangered... shoot them too."

    This is why not just anybody should have a firearm. Red wolves (Canis Rufus) in one of the most endangered species in the world. It was wiped out of the wild 30 years ago and we only have about 300 now, about a third of them in northeastern NC because of extensive breeding projects around the county. But don't believe me, believe the federal officials who will knock on your door if you shoot one.

  • mluddysr Jan 16, 10:08 a.m.

    A red wolf is a coyote crossed to a wolf. They are not endangered... shoot them too.

  • ncpilot2 Jan 15, 7:49 p.m.

    Please allow me to translate the headline in this story into language we can all understand.

    Actual Headline: Orange Co. addresses coyote problems with public info meeting.

    Translated headline: Local government officials again prove they are incompetent by holding a public meeting under the guise that they were actually doing something about the problem.

  • jblake1932 Jan 15, 6:43 p.m.

    Orange Co.could follow NY's lead and ban the coyotes from their county. That would put a stop to them coming in.

  • mmtlash Jan 15, 6:19 p.m.

    "Didn't take long for this to turn to a liberal bashing thread."-goldenospray

    I know and what's sad is once u get north of Chapel Hill and Carrboro which is basically the bottom 3rd of the county, Orange County isn't really that liberal. Especially once you get north of I-85, which by the way is some of the prettiest scenery in the Triangle thanks to it's lack of development and rolling hills.

  • westernwake1 Jan 15, 6:18 p.m.

    The proper way to deal with coyotes is to shoot them.

  • fed up in vance Jan 15, 5:40 p.m.

    Also what the general public doesn't know is that the NC Wildlife Commission has released male cougars in several counties in NC to help combat the population. These cougars are all male so there will be no reproducing and all of them wear tracking collars linked to satelite so there is 24 hour tracking and GPS monitoring of them. This information was never released to the general public and I found out when a game warden slipped up and mentioned something about it after several chained dogs were killed in my area.

  • fed up in vance Jan 15, 5:36 p.m.

    http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Mammals/Coyote.aspx

    Go to NC Wildlife's website to learn more about coyotes.

    Yes they do look similar to the Red Wolf but the Red Wolf has only been re-introduced into 5 counties down on the coast so I doubt shooting at a coyote in Orange County will kill a Red Wolf down on the coast.

  • BuzKiller777 Jan 15, 5:34 p.m.

    Yet ANOTHER reason to be able to carry a defensive weapon - concealed or otherwise!

  • fed up in vance Jan 15, 5:34 p.m.

    The coyote is native only in North America and, of all wild canine species, the coyote has the widest range in this country. This predator is arguably the hardiest and most adaptable species on this continent.

    Coyotes in North Carolina look similar to red wolves, but coyotes are smaller, have pointed and erect ears, and long slender snouts. The tail is long, bushy and black-tipped and is usually carried pointing down.

    Color is typically dark gray but can range from blonde, red, and even black. Size is also variable, but averages about 2 feet tall at the shoulder and 4 feet in length.

    Adults are about the size of a medium-sized dog and weigh between 20 and 45 pounds.

    The coyote is classified as a carnivore, but it is an opportunistic feeder, meaning it will feed on a variety of food sources, depending on what is most readily available and easy to obtain.

    Primary foods include fruit, berries, rodents, rabbits, birds, snakes, frogs, and insects. They will scavenge on animal rema

  • disgusted2010 Jan 15, 5:31 p.m.

    I wonder if the "rogue coyote" spoken of in the article was an assault coyote?

  • goldenosprey Jan 15, 5:22 p.m.

    Didn't take long for this to turn to a liberal bashing thread.

    Take heed before you shoot. Coyotes look a lot like the endangered red wolf. Shooting the wrong dog will get you a serious fine.

  • disgusted2010 Jan 15, 5:10 p.m.

    Maybe the Chapel Hill Mayor can urge Congress to ban coyotes. Or perhaps they can order law enforcement to look the other way when they see coyotes like they have with illegal aliens.

  • bluedevil18 Jan 15, 4:30 p.m.

    Remington 30-06 , thats how we deal with them !

  • naturegirl Jan 15, 4:26 p.m.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/coyotes-have-developed-a-taste-for-cats

  • naturegirl Jan 15, 4:24 p.m.

    Coyotes love to eat domestic cats, so they're probably hanging around because so many people let their cats run free and because there are so many feral cat colonies. Wile E is probably thinking he hit the jackpot with a friskies buffet.

  • djofraleigh Jan 15, 4:23 p.m.

    Orange county is the one county I though would declare a refuge for the coyote. Coyotes are the natural animal control for those who don't keep their dogs and cats on a leash. In Johnston County the Coyote isn't going to get used to people since so many will shoot them on sight. I live in Wake and have yet to see one.

  • I am not who you think I am Jan 15, 4:18 p.m.

    these pest are why you need a high powered rifle. They are a constant problem to farmers in the county. You can't take one of these down at 200 yds with a .22

  • meeper Jan 15, 4:18 p.m.

    In Orange County humanely means no guns, no shooting at the animals. The procedure will be to never talk down to the Coyote or hurt it's self esteem in any way. Tell them Orange county is very liberal, and animal welfare comes before anything else. Also let them know they can take up permanent residence in this county with no fear or risk of discrimination.

  • cjw6105 Jan 15, 4:12 p.m.

    Wile E is doing us all a favor by eating Bambi. But when the deer are all eaten, what will Wile E chomp down on then?

    In Orange County, maybe cell phones.

  • dwntwnboy2 Jan 15, 3:57 p.m.

    Dang!!! hp277 beat me to it!!! LOL The ACME company has several creative ways to deal with them pesky coyotes for sure!

  • hp277 Jan 15, 3:51 p.m.

    As long as the wiley coyote steers clear of ACME rocket-powered roller skates, what's the problem?

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