30 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up best
My sister in Pelham had a coyote attack chickens in her backyard in broad daylight.
30 miles away. Probably not the same one.
Maybe leave a few Acme kits lying around. ;p
We hear coyotes most days.
My point was that NH has thousands of coyotes. Coyotes are everywhere. And they've been there a long time. When I was a boy in Methuen in the 40's/50's we were warned about coydogs. Ernest Hebert, who used to teach at Dartmouth, and who writes stories set in NH, talks about coyotes in one of his books. The books are very good, by the way.Stanley Gehrt at the School of Natural Resources, Ohio State, studies urban coyotes. As many as 2,000 of them might be living in downtown Chicago. The Eastern Coyote is a hybrid of ⅝ western coyote, 2/8 wolf, and ⅛ big dog. They are not afraid of people and form packs. There's probably one or two living in your neighborhood.Where we are in north central rural Ohio, there is a small pack of 3 or 4 coyotes who serenade us once a month. Over the last 30 years, they have managed to reduce the deer, racoon, possum, and turkey populations.
One of the board members said last night that she hears coyotes regularly. We're close enough to farmland to have the occasional deer (not that I've seen one). We don't have pets wandering about outside as coyote bait, though a neighbor's pit bull gets loose from time to time (friendly critter). I suppose there are enough rabbits to keep them happy.
I saw a deer running through town back when I was in high school. It leapt right through a window into a guidance counselor's office; sic transiuit.
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