"Coyotes are opportunists."

Over at the Altamont Enterprise, Melissa Hale-Spencer has an interesting look at the lives of coyotes -- and reports from people in Knox that, for whatever reason, after hearing many coyotes (and seeing them now and then) in years past, the coyotes have gone silent this year. [Altamont Enterprise]

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Gone silent? That's not what I heard. Kept me awake almost all night. #teamcanislatrans

I don't hear them in my neighborhood in Loudonville, but I did see one early one morning. Happily it kept going and didn't come after my little dog.

Maybe they are MIA in Knox but they sure are active in the Sand Lake area, especially in the past few weeks. I hear them at all hours of the night if my bedroom windows are open.

I was thinking about this over the weekend. I hadn't heard them all summer, and then Saturday night, their howls were very prominent and loud as to remind everyone that they were still living among us.

No Coyotes? We live next to the fairgrounds. Sat night (5/13/17) about 9:00 they started howling so close that our own dog was terrified. The noise was unbelievable! We took a ride into the fair parking lot around 11:30. Shined the headlights into the woods and could see them running through the elementary school playground! They left for awhile and came back about an hour later and howled most of the night. Somebody else had to hear them! Scary that they were on the playground. Can they carry rabies?

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