29OCT09 Time for Coyote trapping and hunting in Canada!

A 19 year old woman, Taylor Mitchell was killed in coyote attack in Canada. Some biologist are at a loss, however coyotes are canines and inherently pack animals and WILL from time to time attack humans. No matter the species, dogs are dogs! Same thing is happening in California and other states here in the US where hunting is so tightly regulated.

This causes an imbalance in nature the environMENTALists fail to realize. Humans are hunters, since the dawn of man, we hunted or got hunted. Bottom line, we now don't hunt like we used to, so I suspect animals are losing fear of our species no longer really getting acquainted with our predator side like they used to. Well, at least some of the animals near civilization where the hunting is restricted. Here in Alaska, coyotes are especially shy for good reason...

...another thing to think about, out in the wild, wild animals are wild. Go forth properly equipped!

But then, Taylor Mitchell was hiking alone, in a National Park in Nova Scotia. Her government restricts her ability to carry firearms there, and she was alone and a target. Its sad. Canadians should be up in arms about this. Time to start trapping the coyotes there and get them a reason to be nervous around humans again!


Gary Wilkes said...

this coyote attack is especially strange to me since I've lived around coyotes my whole life without any issues (in AZ) - they seem to be afraid of people

Sudsy said...

I agree. Most of the folks up here in Alaska that trap or hunt them will point out just how trap shy and evasive they are. Perhaps is proximity to humans in a National Park environment, and potential handouts from humans, that might have eliminated the fear of humans in these coyotes. Who knows, until the results come back from the lab we won't know if it was rabies either. We also just can't rule out the wild animal factor in which no matter how rare, many species of wild animal will attack humans! Deer have been known to kill people from time to time, its jut something that happens in nature even if its incredibly rare!