I lived in Portland for over 35 years and never saw a coyote in my neighborhood, near David Douglas High School. However, there were a few cougars running around at some of the School functions.
Oh yea. All predators weigh risk / reward when they eat. They will be bolder as they get hungrier of course. These guys would I am sure take a young Racoon if one was left alone by parents but few would openly attack an adult unless they were at the point of starvation. The reason these things live so well around humans is all the low hanging fruit so to speak, food wise.They roll thru raid pet food off porches garbage and any animal smaller than them.Ive never seen one get a raccoon. Might be to much of a fight
We get them in the parking lot where I work a lot. Now and then some employee at night will come and say there is a loose dog running around out there. I tell them well it's not quite what you think
Yotes don't bother me.Whenever I see coyotes I like to yell "bad dog" at them until they run away--I don't want them eating all the animals I'm feeding in my yard
Hard to say - maybe the yotes are there but highly stealthy.My neighborhood a few miles outside of Corvallis is coyote free. Maybe because of the resident cougar?
Well that is kinda a plan .Find a spot outside of town with cover and concealment and try calling them!
I met a kid years ago who said he had been attacked by a group of coyotes & he had the scars to prove it-- Everybody else said he was lying, back then nobody believed coyotes would attack a personYotes don't bother me.
I grew up in the Mojave desert.
They were every where.
But they are a big deal when someone See's them in the city.
Lol on the island that my sister lives on they have lots of deer and everyone has no hunting signs every where.
But they also have lots of coyotes.
And everyone is complaining about the yotes.
I wonder what could be done.