An urban coyote carrying a dead cat gives pet lovers a shudder and shows what happens when wild animals lose their fear of humans.
It is what it is: this backyard setting should be for you and your kids, and yes, your pets, to have a safe and happy place to share a swim and a relaxing afternoon.
Enter one coyote carrying a cat in its mouth, and it’s not there taking a happy stroll with it.
Caution: Pet owners may find this disturbing.
I see that 6-foot fence did a lot to keep that ‘yote out. It hopped up there like it’s been doing it for a while, no? Call a conservation officer because this varmint has done this before and will do it again.
There’s a lot to say here, perhaps starting with why post such a video? Many are disgusted with whoever took the footage wondering why they didn’t save the cat or just shoot the coyote. For starters, the cat certainly appeared dead and secondly, if you touch off a firearm in such close proximity to the adjacent homes, you are probably going to jail, but not before you face some armed police.
As difficult as this is for pet owners and more importantly parents of small children there’s one fact that punches us in the mouth and we can’t avoid it: coyotes are wild animals.
They don’t know ‘Fluffy’ is your pet cat and they don’t know that ‘Bitzy’ is your pet dog. All they know is there is an easy meal standing right in front of them. Diligence is your best chance to keep your pet and possibly your child safe from harm by a wild coyote in areas where they exist so close to people.
Hunters like to say that hunting is ingrained in us, that it’s natural. Same goes for a coyote. Am I defending the coyote? Not at all, just the instinct to hunt.
I’ve said it many times: when you have to chase that cheeseburger down the street and kill it yourself, every single time you’re hungry, you’ll understand what hunters already know about survival.