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VALRICO — It was too big to be a fox and too agile to be a dog.

It definitely didn’t belong in the pasture, where Anna Angel had become well acquainted with the herd of grazing cows and their tottering offspring while waiting for the traffic light to change at Brooker and S. Valrico roads.

So when Angel spotted the strange grey animal just after 7:30 a.m. Monday, and then another and another, Angel parked her car along the pasture’s rusty wire fence for a closer look.

Coyotes. At least three and possibly more waiting in the nearby wood, creeping toward the unsuspecting cattle.

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4 Responses to Your Morning Florida News

  1. skycat says:

    Any of you guys raising cattle and having problems with coydogs get a couple of good donkeys run em with your heard. Donkey gets to thinking he’s part of the heard and will kill coydogs,coyotes hell even the neighbors dogs if they are chasing and killing cattle.

  2. Ed357 says:

    A bounty will fix our invasive species problems….

    and bring back the rule of law.

  3. Paul Kanesky says:

    Skycat is right. We had a Jack and 2 Jennys and never lost a calf to coyotes. The ducks and geese around our stock pond were not as lucky. As long as the coyotes left the cattle alone the donkeys didn’t care.
    Paul in Texas

  4. Mad Jack says:

    From the article:
    “[When you see a coyote] You want to yell, scream, make a bunch of noise to scare them and don’t stop until that animal is out of view,” Scotten said. “By doing that you’re giving him a negative experience…”
    – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s “urban coyote” expert, wildlife biologist Angeline Scotten.

    Which isn’t true. You stay real quiet and draw a bead on the son-of-a-bitch coyote, wait untill he comes to a stop, then squeeze the trigger.

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