Local Woman Attacked By Coyote

Full story: WJW Fox 8 Cleveland

A warning for local pet owners. A woman is bitten by a coyote as the wild animal tries to attack her dog.
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Sue In Barberton

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Coyotes usually run from people. I hope this one doesn't have rabies. Please watch out for children, and pets. I hope the authorities can get hold of this one, before some trigger happy hunter.
montebaby

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Don't believe it. Unbelieveably after pics appeard in paper this woman comes up with this coyote story. This is not the behavior of coyotes whose food is small animals. Why do people always malign wild animals when those same people, of their own choice, live in the few areas that wild animals have been squeezed into.
Like the woman who beat the fawn to death, she lived right next to the park, by her own choice.

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wow, just found the answer to the Cleveland cat population problem!
Mary

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We have coyotes out here in North Ridgeville, as well. I saw one crossing the yard behind us, right behind my fence. It was pretty big. Coyotes are becoming bolder, are not as afraid of people as they should be. Our neighborhood no longer has ANY cats roaming around. There is no reason not to believe this woman, I mean she has a puppy, how would she explain the damage to her foot? There are other areas where coyotes have attacked children as well as dogs, and a woman in Canada was also attacked. These are just the stories that make mainstream media, there are I am sure lots of others. Because they sometimes breed with dogs, they can get pretty big. Imagine a malemute/coyote mix.
HUH

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montebaby wrote:
Don't believe it. Unbelieveably after pics appeard in paper this woman comes up with this coyote story. This is not the behavior of coyotes whose food is small animals. Why do people always malign wild animals when those same people, of their own choice, live in the few areas that wild animals have been squeezed into.
Like the woman who beat the fawn to death, she lived right next to the park, by her own choice.
Something is wrong with you--mentally.
Tina

Cleveland, OH

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The answer to Cleveland's cat & dog population is pet owners getting the cats & dogs fixed or be fine. Not letting coyotes lose in the city to kill the them.

STUPID SOLUTION
WAY OUT WILLIE

Cleveland, OH

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Ole Wyley on the loose again
connie

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Thank God that she's alright and her puppy to.
rider

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Oct 6, 2010
 
Where did this happen!!! I live in Strongsville...how about a location!!!
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Well the story makes sense to me because even if they don't normally attack people, she was trying to save her dog and maybe the coyote was fighting her for the food. I see no reason not to believe her and can't imagine the purpose of making up a story like this.
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i seen one today when i was going down the harvard ramp to get on 77

Since: Oct 10

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Ugg there are hybrids called coydogs or dogotes these off breeds are are NOT afraid of humans. it was most likely one of those. Guess she should have all her animals vaccinated for Rabies which they are not, and keep them in her own yard and not hope a neighbor catches them to return them.
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Sue In Barberton wrote:
Coyotes usually run from people. I hope this one doesn't have rabies. Please watch out for children, and pets. I hope the authorities can get hold of this one, before some trigger happy hunter.
Coyotes have a very low incidence of rabies, and I guess you didn't hear about the 18-year-old young woman in Canada who was killed by coyotes in the last year, or the three young children (different children, different incidents) who were attacked within the last several months in a suburb of Manhattan, NY--one of whom was a toddler whose father was attached intervening to save her. Coyotes are dangerous predators, and the more habituated to humans they are, the higher the risk. Don't believe what the animal supremacists tell you about how wonderful they are and that they are not a risk.
nancy s

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news ran a video a few months back of a coyote jumping a very high fence in someones yard. maybe now pet owners will keep their pets indoors, especially cats, i so dislike seeing cats roaming around the neighborhoods and parks and you know they belong to some thoughtless person.

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Tina wrote:
The answer to Cleveland's cat & dog population is pet owners getting the cats & dogs fixed or be fine. Not letting coyotes lose in the city to kill the them.
STUPID SOLUTION
lol, hey relax..I agree the problem with the cat population this year are the owners who turn them out...but none the less, it is a big problem and a dirty one at that. No, I'm not a fan of letting the Coyotes run loose through the city...keep ur shirt on...lmao
alynn mahle

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About 2 months ago, I saw a special about coyotes invading cities, and showing no fear of humans. They are changing their behavior. Be aware--use caution even in large cities like Cleveland, as these animals (and others) are becoming a danger, esp. to small children and pets. Don't freak out, but use common sense and be aware. I know I am more cautious esp at dusk and after dark now; and I have never allowed my cat to go outdoors. Too many dangers--cars, rabies, etc. If you folks were aware of the sitiuation, you would not doubt the truth of this story.

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Dosen't anyone find it weird they have been collecting deer and cat skulls? Ewwww WHY???

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This happens to be a relative of mine and it's funny how the story changed after the media got a hold of it. If you guys only knew. It happened on a street of Pearl. The animal skulls were found in a different area in Strongsville not her yard and going to be used for Halloween though that creeps me out too.

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My husband just caught this in the video she shows her left foot, in the newspaper it says her right foot

http://www.thepostnewspapers.com/strongsville... -

She receives six shots per visit with two in the arm, two in the thigh and two in the buttocks.

Hmmmm well thats a lot of shots when the recommendation for Rabies shots is

A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get 4 doses of rabies vaccine - one dose right away, and additional doses on the 3rd, 7th, and 14th days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the fi rst dose.
BBB

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rider wrote:
Where did this happen!!! I live in Strongsville...how about a location!!!
That's what I want to know!

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