Urban coyotes are overpopulating, and because of this at the time of this article, we are still “at it” in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Removing coyotes from an urban residential area that have been killing and consuming pets. These coyotes have also been sighted in the middle of the day walking up and down the streets, and following the residents through the neighborhood while they take their own afternoon strolls … either with or without pets. Yes, the urban coyotes are a problem, and they are stalking residents and pets alike.
To date, while resolving this problem, we have removed 14 coyotes from the residential area in Broken Arrow in less than a months time. It was requested by the Home Owners Association that retained our wildlife removal and control services, that we add a few more of their properties to our list of control efforts. So yesterday (November 5, 2010), we got stated on the new property as well as continuing on the original property. The result? A male and female pair of coyotes removed in the first night. So what does this mean for the environment? We’ll answer that below.
Coyotes have no more predatory species keeping their numbers down, so they are allowed to do what canines do … overpopulate uncontrollably. It is almost never heard of, nor reported, that coyotes are removed from an “non-scouted / unprepared” property in the first night on a new location … and when it is done, it is due to nothing more than overpopulation. Due to overpopulation of coyotes, the native wildlife species, pets and people are at risk of attack. By themselves, coyotes are responsible for more than 70% of the annual deer losses each spring when the fawns are out. Of these fawns, more than 60% are young buck fawns. It is believe there are more buck fawns removed from the annual spring population renewal, because they have a stronger scent than the doe fawns do.
Overpopulation began during the land rush of Oklahoma. At the time, wolves were Oklahoma’s “apex” predator, and they kept coyote population in check. Coyotes kept a low profile from the people at the time, because to show themselves, would mean having to make their presence known to the wolves that would predate on them. As wolves naturally hunt in packs, and coyotes naturally hunt in pairs … a visible coyote or two, didn’t stand a chance against a pack of wolves. As humans saw the wolves and witnessed the damages left in their wake as they passed through livestock herds, the early settlers exterminated all of the wolves. With the wolves gone from the Oklahoma territory, the coyotes were allowed to populate “unchecked”.
Coyotes are now so overpopulated in the State of Oklahoma that the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has listed them as a “designated nuisance – predatory species”. This removes the coyotes from the fur bearer regulations and allows them to be controlled without limitations on how many can be removed, or what particular time of the year they can be removed. As they coyotes continue their overpopulation spree … we are seeing more inbreeding of the coyotes, color variances, and are receiving more and more reports of “close encounters” or outright attacks on pets and people.
Below are two pictures: one is of an inbred coyote. The leg did not develop correctly, and stops short of the leg joint. It has a full foot pad, but never had toes develop. This condition has also allowed it lacking in mobility, and it shows evident signs of Sarcoptic Mange. The other picture of the coyote, is that of an “off color” black coyote. Though it is healthy, the color variant is uncommon, but not unusual.
If you see a coyote, there are most assuredly others that you do not see. If you see them regularly … they are overpopulated in your area. Keep your pets on leashes, children close, and inside fences when you start seeing coyotes. And contact us at the Oklahoma Wildlife Control® Limited Liability Company … so that we can also resolve your problem, before your problem attacks. continue reading
Coyotes are becoming a problem earlier this year than years past for urban citizens.
In Broken Arrow, for instance, we are removing coyotes from a residential area due to the fact, that the coyotes have already taken several pets (including one from the hands of a pet owner) and they are challenging people in broad daylight.
On the outskirts of the Tulsa area, in the sub-urban areas, the coyotes have already started predating on livestock.
People need to be careful when walking their pets, and taking nature hikes in the mornings and evenings. The residents need to walk with a partner for safety as well.
If you have a problem with coyotes, or any other wildlife including honey bees, contact us today so that we can get the problem resolved in the most professional manner available.continue reading
Westchester Coyote attacks have New Jersey neighbors spooked | Science updates | NewJerseyNewsroom.com — Your State. Your News.
BY ANGELA DAIDONE
Despite the mauling by coyotes of two youngsters in Rye, N.Y., earlier this week, officials said the public should not be worried about the animals any more than they had been in the past, according to a report in The Record.
But residents in a nearby New Jersey community aren’t buying it.continue reading
The owners of a Pomeranian puppy said they thought their dog was dead after one of them watched a coyote snatch it off a lawn in Strafford and run away with it.continue reading
Suburban & Urban Coyote Problems in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. of Tulsa, Oklahoma is receiving more and more calls about coyote problems within local city limits, and within residential areas inside them. Queries about coyotes vary, but one question we receive with all of the calls is “how come I am seeing the coyotes in bright daylight hours?”In our experience, Coyotes are crepuscular in nature, bring them out of their dens at night, very late evening or very early morning to hunt for food. However, coyotes do not have a natural predator to keep their numbers in check. As they overpopulate an area, the natural food sources are depleted, and they turn to family pets to fill their stomachs. This change in behavior and adaptation also brings people and children in to closer and more frequent contact or encounters with coyotes.continue reading
This black coyote was photographed at 1:45 in a field east of the Catoosa, Oklahoma school bus barn. Mostly crepuscular in nature, seeing a coyote at this time of day is an indication of their species overpopulation, and a depletion of natural food sources. This increases the risk to children and pets as they search for food. Submitted by Reginald Murray, Owner, Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C.
Coyotes are not like wolves in their hunting habits. In our experience, there are 8-10 coyotes in a pack, with an Alpha male and female as the pack leadership. But they do not hunt in packs, they hunt in pairs. We have also found, that in most established pack territories, there is a second competing pack, which on average, increases the amount of coyotes to 20 or so for an area of approximately 100 acres.
There are exceptions to these numbers, as we found with our own 80 acres. We removed 56 coyotes from this 80 acre parcel in “New Tulsa” area in the winter of 2008. We determined however, that our own parcel is a crossing point for coyotes coming through from several adjoining properties.
Residential areas within city limits of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and abroad, are encountering more and more problems with coyotes on an increasing basis. Pet losses are on the rise due to coyote encounters, especially those of smaller breed dogs such as toy poodles and such. This photograph below show the relative proximity the coyote was removed from in relation to the residential area, that notified Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. of pet losses and hired us to remove the coyote threat.
This is a female that Reginald Murray, Co-Owner of Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. is shown with in the picture. Reginald has more than 25 years of experience resolving human and animal conflicts, so don’t try handling wildlife without training … regardless of the species and behavior. Notice that Reginald has control of this female with an animal control pole, ensuring that the head of the animal cannot come around on him.
During this time of the year, coyotes are in “dispersal”. Whereas, the offspring from the previous litter, are old enough to fend for themselves, and are forced to leave by their parents to find their own way, and create their own packs.
If you have a coyote problem, or problem with any other wildlife, nuisance or predatory, contact Oklahoma Wildlife Control®, L.L.C. today. Waiting for nature to correct the problem, is what brought the issue to you in the first place.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (918) 739-4382.
See … there’s a better way than “trucking” them down.continue reading