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  1. The cats fighting off the coyotes in the security camera and on the TV news footage, were both very lucky. Despite the reporter’s opinion, these were young and rather small coyotes they were dealing with. The small size and diffident hesitation displayed probably means they were young and inexperienced as well as rather small. Out here in the West, coyotes run in packs of seven to a dozen or more. The security camera footage of the cat climbing a post to escape reminded me that, in my limited experience, cats don’t like hanging on a vertical surface like a tree trunk or a post any longer than needed, and if the threat is no longer visible or smellable, they will soon jump down. Coyotes can, like the ancient Greeks at Troy, seem to get discouraged, give up, and leave, while actually being hidden nearby waiting for their prey to think it’s safe and jump out of the tree and be vulnerable again. So I hope that cat got inside or on the roof before that coyote returned. I never heard before about coyotes in Florida, but it doesn’t surprise me.At least throughout the West, Coyotes are rampant and increasingly so. They hunt in packs of six to a dozen or more. Coyotes, are with raccoons, squirrels, pidgeons, rats and mice are among the few wild animals whose numbers increase, rather than diminish when substantial numbers of people move into their neighborhood. They move into ours. The first three species are ubiquitous and their numbers exploding in my area. Raccoons are now brazen enough to roam on small town and suburban streets in groups of three or more at night and attack small or chained dogs, and even large domestic cats. They raid bird feeders and garbage cans and will enter houses on hot nights after people are in bed if they can open the screen doors.Their hands are almost human and can manipulate nearly anything we can. I guess they’re better to put up with in your neighborhood than bears. But so far at least, bears are usually only problems in Alaska and wooded areas elsewhere.

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