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#6210887 - 03/05/16 03:32 PM Dead coyote
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Found a dead coyote on my land today. Previous owners had an issue with poachers. Is there anything other than humans that we have in the central Texas area that are a threat to coyotes? Or could I need to start watching for poachers again.
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#6210900 - 03/05/16 03:47 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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Was there an obvious wound of any kind?

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#6211123 - 03/05/16 08:19 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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Could have been shot elsewhere, hit by a vehicle, etc.
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#6211151 - 03/05/16 08:34 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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I haven't been in the woods in a few days. He was pretty picked apart and couldn't tell if there was bullet holes or any obvious damage. He was pretty ripe though.

That's a good point aeb.
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#6211205 - 03/05/16 08:58 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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I wouldn't sweat it yet

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#6211225 - 03/05/16 09:05 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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parvo, distemper, rabies...
anything you'ld vaccinate your dog against...
or a piece of lead...
dead coyotes are a bonus...
much better than alive

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#6211314 - 03/05/16 10:09 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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Cyanide gun or poison baits might also be in play
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#6211585 - 03/06/16 09:23 AM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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#6211791 - 03/06/16 01:04 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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Poison would be my guess. What ever or who ever is is good.
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#6211814 - 03/06/16 01:32 PM Re: Dead coyote [Re: jsplinter]
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Animals have a life span just like us. In the wild that is going to be shorter than a dog. If it was picked apart already when you found it, it could have died by or from just about anything. Maybe a Chupacabra got it.
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