Finally got a picture of my driveway coyote…


This newish game camera takes lousy night pics. Also, this coyote has become so bold as to leave me piles practically next to the cabin. Never used to happen, don’t have any idea how to deal with it since it’s virtually certain it would never happen with me outdoors. Not really doing any harm but I find it rude and take it personally. Plus, someday I might decide to raise poultry again and I like the coyotes polite.

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10 Responses to Finally got a picture of my driveway coyote…

  1. ka9vsz says:

    IIRC, Mr. Joel took a scene from the movie “Never Cry Wolf” wherein our intrepid researcher marked his territory in the canid manner. Or do I disremember? Inquiring minds wanna know.

  2. Joel says:

    Yeah, I did that and continue to do it. Not having the desired effect with this critter.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is trapping a possible solution?

    Kentucky

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looks like he’s carrying a glowstick – should be easy to spot… Yeah, I know it’s the camera. But seriously, a motion sensor might be helpful to know when it’s about.

    Jim_R

  5. Cederq says:

    You have any gun slits in the side of your cabin? A 44 across his bow would garner some respect.

  6. Arthur says:

    “You have any gun slits in the side of your cabin? A 44 across his bow would garner some respect.”

    A 44 in the chest would make the respect issue moot, and the carcass left to rot far enough from the cabin to avoid the smell but near enough for the carcass to be associated with it would provide a “distributed respect effect” among the other coyotes, especially if something with your scent was mingled with the remains.

    If you can get some more pics, a series would tell you if it’s showing up at approximately the same time of night, and, maybe, what the routine path of approach is. From that intelligence a counter plan could be developed. I suspect, however, that you may be somewhat deficient in 200–300 meter armament more suitable for the task.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Start taking a leak out where it’s showing up.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Comment #6 for the win.

    boynsea

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m betting you have a 22 rifle. That’s more than strong enough for a clean kill out to 50 yards with regular high velocity. I pick that range because point of aim/impact are close enough. CCI, Aguila and Winchester all make 1435 to 1460ish FPS, 40gr, hollow point ammo in 22 long rifle. That stuff will extend your range to 75 yards. It costs $10-15 per 100 round box. Once sighted in you won’t go though it very fast, practice with regular ammo. I once shot a coyote looking at (sizing up?) my chicken coop. I shot it through the screen door so I wouldn’t scare it away. Dropped like a sack of beans, base of head shot. Good luck.
    Tree Mike

  10. Anonymous says:

    I am with Arther.

To the stake with the heretic!