Beware! Coyotes!

Patty found this anti-coyote warning and thought you should see it, too.

Read the whole thing carefully. You need to know this information!

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

14 responses to “Beware! Coyotes!

  • Phoebe

    Hilarious! But maybe a little dangerous, i.e., people thinking the whole warning is just a joke?

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    • leeduigon

      I’ve never heard of a healthy adult (there we go again!) human being attacked by a coyote. But of course that doesn’t mean it has never happened.
      All of what I’d heard about wolves in North America never attacking people… turned out to be totally, hopelessly wrong.

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      • Phoebe

        I was thinking more about people putting their pets or livestock at risk.

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        • leeduigon

          As coyotes move back into the East, they’ve begun to eat people’s cats and small dogs, lambs, etc. Here in my hometown–and it’s suburbs, no wilderness–coyotes have bagged a couple of deer.
          But it’s always a good idea to keep your cats indoors.

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  • Evelyn Reilly

    I loved the one about ACME. Only Road Runner cartoon fans would get that one. For those unfamiliar with the reference, Wily Coyote was always plotting to croak the Roadrunner (a really fast, rascally bird) using dynamite delivered by the ACME company. Roadrunner always deilghtfully outsmarted him.
    My daughter used to work for an owner-operated small company called Acme Packet in Burlington, Mass. The conference rooms were named after the characters in the cartoon, The company was then purchased by Oracle, a worldwide corporation. I don’t know whether they still use ACME titles.
    It was quite a while ago. If I have my facts wrong, feel free to straighten me out.

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  • Unknowable

    Those varmints are ubiquitous in these parts. I’ve known of cases where pets were lost to them and they are the chief reason my cat remains indoors, all the time. At one time, they were limited to the most remote regions, but restrictions on controlling their population have “blessed” us with their presence in populated areas. They are dangerous, a nuisance and a threat.

    I recently encountered one on a bike ride and he stood his ground. They are canines, but they aren’t domestic dogs. Hopefully, someday, they will be brought back under control.

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    • leeduigon

      Once upon a time, the idea of wild coyotes in New Jersey–heck, right here in this down!–would have been greeted with derision.

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      • Unknowable

        When I was a kid, coyotes were something we saw out west, and only is wide open spaces. I’m not inconsiderate of animals, but when they become a hazard we need to defend ourselves and protect our communities.

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        • leeduigon

          They seem to be extending their range into human-occupied territory. When Canada geese do that, you need to buy galoshes. When coyotes do it, it’s a bigger problem.

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          • Unknowable

            Perhaps something is going on that we aren’t aware of. There are all sorts of theories on the sequence of events as God takes matters into His hands and prepares for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I always think of Donald Trump as the Roadrunner, and how no matter what the Left & their MSM throw at him he still gets away.

    Packs of wolves are very dangerous.

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  • SLIMJIM

    LOL I like the smaller “finer” print lol

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  • Heidi

    Very funny!!! And very heartening that there are still people in California with a sense of humor!

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