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    from a study of coyotes in Chicago - 42% rodents, 22% deer (overpopulated in Chicago and includes roadkill), 18% rabbits, 13% birds (canada geese mostly) 30% fruit and vegetable matter, 8% racoons, 2% human garbage, 1% house cats

    If house cats are only 1% of diet, they probably don't control them all that well. I'm perfectly OK with them eating rats and a deer or goose from time to time.

    I do know a lot of folks who have lost cats, and know of two cats that survived coyote attacks (witnessed).  They have been pretty good at forcing red foxes out of areas they have invaded.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:01:53 AM PST

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    •  Yeah, and that's my main reason for the dislike (2+ / 0-)
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      of coyotes. Foxes make better neighbors.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:03:50 AM PST

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