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#1 Sanstar

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

I've had some Coyote sightings in Folsom and was wondering if they are dangerous or viscous? I've seen them in the Kaiser parking lot on Iron Point and saw one the other day crossing over Oak Avenue running towards the apartments that are over there. I walk the bike trails and wouldnt know what to expect if I came across one.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:25 PM

I have never seen a coyote that wasn't running away.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 04:21 PM

Pretty harmless unless you are a cat or a small dog.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:38 PM

If it is frothing at the mouth, stay away.
If it is in a pack and they are all snarling, get away.
If it is just one and it looks normal, take a picture if you get the chance.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

I've had some Coyote sightings in Folsom and was wondering if they are dangerous or viscous? I've seen them in the Kaiser parking lot on Iron Point and saw one the other day crossing over Oak Avenue running towards the apartments that are over there. I walk the bike trails and wouldnt know what to expect if I came across one.

My office is right there at Iron Point and Broadstone. I've seen a few lone coyotes, or maybe the same one several times. There was a really skinny one crossing Oak Ave Parkway near South Lexington a month or so ago.

I run those trails all the time and have never seen one while doing so.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

Attached File  Image000.jpg   14.14K   30 downloadsThe one that I saw at Kaiser circled my car and then walked off. It was alone, scrawny looking with bright bluish eyes. Scary looking...I tried taking a picture of it with my phone, but I have a crappy phone so the quality is real bad. and yes, the one I saw the other day was crossing Oak Ave Pkwy near Lexington. Maybe it lives in the creeks near there.

I guess food is getting scarce and they are coming into the residential areas picking through trash or going after the feral cats.

Feeling a bit like Twilight. ;)

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

Attached File  Image000.jpg   14.14K   30 downloadsThe one that I saw at Kaiser circled my car and then walked off. It was alone, scrawny looking with bright bluish eyes. Scary looking...I tried taking a picture of it with my phone, but I have a crappy phone so the quality is real bad. and yes, the one I saw the other day was crossing Oak Ave Pkwy near Lexington. Maybe it lives in the creeks near there.

I guess food is getting scarce and they are coming into the residential areas picking through trash or going after the feral cats.

Feeling a bit like Twilight. ;)

Not just the feral cats but people's pets as well. we lost Fatso last year to coyotes ( we are by Oak Chan in N. Lex).
I saw a beautiful big ole' buck go dashing by me on my walk along the wetlands earlier this week...but I don't think coyotes can catch the deer, can they?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:52 PM

I saw a beautiful big ole' buck go dashing by me on my walk along the wetlands earlier this week...but I don't think coyotes can catch the deer, can they?

I don't think a coyote cares about a deer, but a cougar certainly does. And as the saying goes, if there's enough food to support a deer population, there's enough food to support a mountain lion population. So often those mountain lion sightings are really just bobcats, but we do get legit pumas in the area every so often. So be aware.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 11:14 PM

I saw a huge buck running across Greenback right across from Negro Bar a couple days ago. There was also a dead deer in the same area about a week ago. There definitely seems to be an abundance of wildlife around Folsom.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:42 AM

I guess you never know...Attacks on humans...........

A sign discouraging people from feeding coyotes, which can lead to them habituating themselves to human presence, thus increasing the likelihood of attackCoyote attacks on humans are uncommon and rarely cause serious injuries, due to the relatively small size of the coyote. However, coyote attacks on humans have increased since 1998 in the state of California. Data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish & Game, and other sources show that while 41 attacks occurred during the period of 19881997, 48 attacks were verified from 1998 through 2003. The majority of these incidents occurred in Southern California near the suburban-wildland interface.[62]

Due to an absence of harassment by residents, urban coyotes lose their natural fear of humans, which is further worsened by people intentionally feeding coyotes. In such situations, some coyotes have begun to act aggressively toward humans, chasing joggers and bicyclists, confronting people walking their dogs, and stalking small children.[62] Non-rabid coyotes in these areas will sometimes target small children, mostly under the age of 10, though some adults have been bitten. In June 2010 a 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl were attacked and seriously injured in separate attacks by coyotes in Rye, New York, a suburb of New York City. The 6-year-old was attacked by two coyotes on June 25 and the 3-year-old was attacked by one coyote on June 29. There was no indication the animals were rabid, but the girls were given treatment as a precaution.[63][64] In June 2011 an unattended toddler on a trampoline was attacked by a coyote which tried to drag her into the woods in North Carolina.[65]

There are only two recorded fatalities in North America from coyote attacks. In 1981 in Glendale, California, a coyote attacked toddler Kelly Keen, who was rescued by her father, but died in surgery due to blood loss and a broken neck.[62][66] In October 2009, Taylor Mitchell, a 19-year-old folk singer on tour, died from injuries sustained in an attack by a pair of coyotes while hiking in the Skyline Trail of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia, Canada.[67] Recent studies have shown, however, that the large northeastern coyotes responsible for this attack may in fact be coyote-wolf hybrids (or coywolves) due to

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:48 AM

Like Darthy Lefty said, the only ones I've seen here are usually running away. I saw some a few years ago while running the trails through that neighborhood over by Kemp Park. They looked like they were tracking something, which is probably why they were distracted and didn't run sooner, but they quickly ran away when I approached.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

I don't think a coyote cares about a deer, but a cougar certainly does. And as the saying goes, if there's enough food to support a deer population, there's enough food to support a mountain lion population. So often those mountain lion sightings are really just bobcats, but we do get legit pumas in the area every so often. So be aware.


I think mt. lions walk in very large circles that take days to do one lap.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

Like Darthy Lefty said, the only ones I've seen here are usually running away. I saw some a few years ago while running the trails through that neighborhood over by Kemp Park. They looked like they were tracking something, which is probably why they were distracted and didn't run sooner, but they quickly ran away when I approached.


I see them a lot in the Kemp park area, a lot on the trails. 100% of the time I'm with my dog on a leash and the coyote will go out of his way not to walk by us. They eat at night over at the Wendy's parking lot sometimes. And I think they buy their scratchers over at the exon station ;). True about the Wendy's though.

I think a pack of them might be able to take down a deer. Lone coyotes are no big deal, but a hungry pack, shew.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

Updating that I spotted two coyotes, not together, (separate locations both near apts at S Lexington and Oak Ave Pkway) this morning just before 9am. One, when he spotted us, started loping *towards* myself and my Labrador. That seems a little late in the morning for them to be out and about where there's people coming and going - and moving towards me and my dog also seems unusual. We beat feet and he didn't pursue. I'll be keeping a closer eye out!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

Updating that I spotted two coyotes, not together, (separate locations both near apts at S Lexington and Oak Ave Pkway) this morning just before 9am. One, when he spotted us, started loping *towards* myself and my Labrador. That seems a little late in the morning for them to be out and about where there's people coming and going - and moving towards me and my dog also seems unusual. We beat feet and he didn't pursue. I'll be keeping a closer eye out!


may have a baby nearby. hunting probably, but for something smaller than you or your lab.
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