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Wily Coyotes
« on: August 15, 2008, 10:23:16 AM »

Goose chase ends for phony coyotes
http://www.post-trib.com/...s/1102753,coyotes.article
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Workers will remove decoy coyotes placed on Wolf Lake islands after they failed to scare off geese that had been feasting on fresh plantings. The dummy coyotes, however, did fool a lot of passing motorists who called city officials to report what they thought were dogs in dire straits.

"We've been getting calls from neighbors and people driving by, 'There's a dog trapped on the island!' " Hammond Port Authority Director Milan Kruszynski said.

"We'd ask, 'Is the dog moving?' Then they'd go back and check. 'No, maybe they're stuck in the mud.'

" 'Wouldn't you think the dog would try and struggle?' 'I dunno.' "

Kruszynski said the faux coyotes were, in fact, two-dimensional cutouts stuck in the mud by an Army Corps of Engineers contractor as an eco-friendly way to get rid of ducks and geese that would otherwise gobble up seeds and fresh shoots from wetlands plants.
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Re: Wily Coyotes
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 10:44:54 AM »

FAIL.






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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 11:26:00 AM »

There used to be a couple fake coyotes posted near the lake in our business park.  Apparently, our geese aren't easily fooled, either ... although the property management company got lots of coyote reports.
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