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Trapped coyotes observation #7720888
11/18/22 12:35 PM
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Although i don't trap coyotes a lot i have noticed something. If they are basically laid down and looking at you they are mostly female. If they are up and ready for a fight they tend to mostly be males. Anyone else notice this ?

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7720906
11/18/22 01:11 PM
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You mean like this? Too many years ago, I don't remember the sex....

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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7720908
11/18/22 01:15 PM
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Very few of my coyotes are up and ready for a fight. Most try to get away a little then just lay down like those in pick. Rarely do I get an aggressive on.

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7720931
11/18/22 02:07 PM
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I had one the other day that was a talker. He was an older small male. Most of mine are pretty shy but you get the occasional feisty one

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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7720933
11/18/22 02:17 PM
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The more feisty ones for me seem to be the younger ones.

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7720967
11/18/22 03:23 PM
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Nastiest coyote I ever caught was a small female that was blind in one eye. Growling, snarling, lunging at me, nasty lil SOB

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In fact the nastiest fox I ever caught was also a female, she had a big long scar across her muzzle all the way up to her eye.

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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721002
11/18/22 04:06 PM
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Meanest coyote I ever saw was a midget. Seriously. A dwarf coyote. It was full grown and not much bigger than a gray fox. It's like his body was all out of proportion. Short stubby legs, broad chest, small head. Real strange looking. Boy howdy was that thing mean! Lunging at you, snarling, just wanting to eat you alive. I figure he had to be that mean to survive in the wild.


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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721028
11/18/22 04:44 PM
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My meanest coyote was a scar faced old male. Personally I think it has to do with past experiences and or if they are top of the pecking order vs male/female.


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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721030
11/18/22 04:48 PM
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I wonder if those animals that have scars, deformities, or mutations have a harder life and are even shunned or attacked by others of their species.


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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721041
11/18/22 05:05 PM
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Yes I have had both but don't remember if they were male or female.

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721056
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The old mature males and females are the worst about attacking you. Young of the year, not so much, but you can never draw a line and say that this is positively the way it is. They all have a personality, just like humans and all critters.


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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721069
11/18/22 05:38 PM
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I donít think Iíve ever had another coyote that wanted to eat me as bad as this old round toothed dude . Caught him on a flat set with urine that had only been freshened once in a month . I was not able to get that dispatch tool of Leeís over his head as my nose tapping tool was not long enough, lol .

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721085
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I have noticed some were much more aggressive than others . Most just lay down and submit. One point of interest, I have read where reputable trappers have said that only males will bark or howl and that is absolutely not true.

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721087
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Imo adult females are the worst year around adult males Feb to May the rest are pretty docile,,, I have put a dog collar on one ,,,, I turned loose in the spring for fun.


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Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721153
11/18/22 07:06 PM
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95% of my coyotes are docile. Of course on the initial drive up they all jump up and try and get away. They quickly realize that ainít happening and just lay there and accept their fate, so much so that my wife feels sorry for them.
Now Greys and Bobcats are an entirely different story. They want to KILL you!

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721410
11/19/22 01:32 AM
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Originally Posted by patrapperbuster
Although i don't trap coyotes a lot i have noticed something. If they are basically laid down and looking at you they are mostly female. If they are up and ready for a fight they tend to mostly be males. Anyone else notice this ?

No usually a female is the most aggressive, if they lay there and glare at you and they are large, they are probably the dominant ones

Re: Trapped coyotes observation [Re: patrapperbuster] #7721446
11/19/22 06:24 AM
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The more vocal ones Iíve caught seem to be mostly males but have had a few females bark and howl at me too.
I can only remember a couple that were on ďmy end of the chainĒ when I walked up and both of those were big Wolfy looking males and neither seemed to show fear or submission.

One of those times I had a female in one set nearby and she was cowering, all bit to (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) and large chunks taken out of her hind end. He was in other set, one of those bigger Wolfy looking males and he was on my end of the chain and growling and barking at me the whole time I walked up to him. Got him in a post set and her in a dirt hole. Was one of those times I was glad to have good welded chain and a good trap on him. He was dispatched first of course. The Sets were about 30 paces apart. Iíll never know for sure but I believe he attacked her when she was already in the trap and caught, she was helpless at that point, then he got caught when he tried to mark the post set nearby. Like I said I donít know for sure but that made most sense to me.

I think animals are a lot like humans sometimes you get a few that just arenít ďwired correctlyĒ like the rest of the group and turn out to be just jerks and show they are true predators.

Jim

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