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Bo is my daughter's family Black Lab. He is a sweet boy, but unfortunately encountered some unwanted varmints on Tuesday night. He has lots of puncture wounds that cannot be seen in the pics that are bound by stitches and staples. His two lower leg bones were broke, he has a long wound on the side of his neck with drainage tubes, but continued to wag his tail throughout this whole ordeal. He was sent home with a bag full of meds. On Thanksgiving, we are thankful for his grit and survival.

 

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I hate the thoughts of that happening. Hope Bo makes a full recovery. I love wildlife but a coyote is one animal I will get rid of every chance I get.
 

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You are so right Gordon. NC Wildlife, using its infinite wisdom, has re-introduced them into areas across the state. Did not see any in these parts 10 years ago :!:

Bo came and visited us along with most of the family and had Thanksgiving supper. He is his usual friendly self and more alert than yesterday. By his spirit, one can't tell he has been hurt. He moves slowly, but that tail is at regular speed :!: :D
 

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Bo will make it a dog is like a human he knows he is loved and that will help..like to see 1 on 1 and Bo would come out better
 

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That's tough on the dog, poor thing was lucky to survive it.
 

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Poor guy! Lots of coyotes around here, and people are more than happy to give them a dose of lead poisoning!
 

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Hope he got the best of at least one of them. ;)
It was 1970 when the govt. brought them here and dropped them on the Ft. Knox reservation.
Before that coyotes were only seen on t.v. around here. Now, they're thick as thieves and treated as such.
 

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Just curious, but how large an area would a pack of coyotes roam or consider to be their "home"?
 

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They will roam over a range of several miles from the den. Wikipedia says 19 km which is almost 12 miles. Around here they seem to keep it a little smaller, I think maybe due to the number of houses.
 

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Thanks Ernie. I guess I coulda looked it up. It's very possible that the ones that attacked Bo are the same ones we often hear at this place. We are probably not much more that a couple of miles through the woods from daughter's home and the other farm.
 

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Very likely. They move around a lot, sometimes we hear them here at night, sometimes my wife's grandparents down the road a ways hear them and we don't. We have an abundance of wild turkey around here (the bird that is :lol: ) and they love to eat them. Problem is they have no natural predators except man. A friend of mine killed coyotes on two occasions while turkey hunting this spring. He sat down and started calling and they came out of the brush toward him.
 

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There are lots of turkey birds around the other place. Son in law knows a guy that has all sorts of animal calls, and they are gonna try to get them to show themselves for some target practice soon :!: ;)
 

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Tell them to try a turkey hen call. I have read other accounts of coyotes rushing turkey hunters calling. Just be ready!
 

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Ernie, they are thinking about calling them from the hay loft in the old feed barn. It will provide a good view of the open section of the pasture and the callers will be above ground. ;)
 

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A classmate of mine that returned to the family farm after his folks died, started raising feeder calves their again & lost 2 head out of 6 he started with in the first week he had them (in the barn) to coyotes. Property has several hunderd acres of woods on a rocky ridge around barn yard. He ended up getting a big billy goat & that detered anymore loss of stock. Haven't talked to him in a few years to see if he is still running stock.
The area around his property had been a private hunting club for about 20 years & they released a lot of pheasants & wild turkeys for their members to hunt. Hunt club went busted & now most of that property is now owned by county parks & they are cutting trails thru that wooded area for horse riding.
 

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Jim in NC said:
Ernie, they are thinking about calling them from the hay loft in the old feed barn. It will provide a good view of the open section of the pasture and the callers will be above ground. ;)
Sounds like a plan :cool:
 
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