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The coyote is one of the few wild animals whose vocalizations are commonly heard. At night coyotes both howl (a high quavering cry) and emit a series of short, high-pitched yips. Howls are used to keep in touch with other coyotes in the area. Sometimes, when it is first heard, the listener may experience a tingling fear of primitive danger, but to the seasoned outdoorsman, the howl of the coyote is truly a song of the West.
Howling - communication with others in the area. Also, an announcement that “I am here and this is my area. Other males are invited to stay away but females are welcome to follow the sound of my voice. Please answer and let me know where you are so we don't have any unwanted conflicts.”
Yelping - a celebration or criticism within a small group of coyotes. Often heard during play among pups or young animals.
Bark - The scientific name for coyotes means "Barking dog," Canis latrans. The bark is thought to be a threat display when a coyote is protecting a den or a kill.
Huffing - is usually used for calling pups without making a great deal of noise.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
Raven...do you really think that a smell would detour these animals from their nightly food source? I am not doubting the ways you suggested...I just have little hope of detouring a entire pack who is likely bedding not far from my home. I could see the smell making them more careful or cautious in my yard...but I am not sure I want them so close at all.
I know animals homes are the woods...and humans are pushing them out...but what right does a human have to live on land also? My kids love the outdoors and I hate to think I cant have a peace of mind while they play. My kittens were exploring today on the tree line and I had so much anxiety over the fact that they are now exploring not far from the pack.
When coyotes believe wolves are in an area, they will move to a less hazardous habitat. By applying wolf urine around the perimeter of a yard, the homeowner can create the impression that wolves are nearby. According to Ken Johnson, ThePeeMan of PredatorPee.com who has been selling wild urines since 1986, the scent of urine is one of the primary ways an animal is warned of the presence of a predator and the smell of the wolf urine tells coyotes that this area could be a dangerous place. The coyote's instincts kick in and they move to a new territory. In addition an added advantage to using wolf urine is that it is completely natural and safe to use around pets.
The owner of the property I lived on (seven acres) told me when I moved in, "We've got a bunch of coyotes out here; you're going to need fox urine to keep them away."
Well, I went to the feed/hunting store and bought some fox urine. I created a barrier the perimeter of about three-fourths of an acre. I never saw a coyote, and none of my critters came up missing. I've also heard that skunk urine can repel coyotes, too, but I opted for the fox urine first because I wasn't sure how strong the skunk pee would be.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Yelping - a celebration or criticism within a small group of coyotes.
Urine is collected from animals in game farms, zoos and preserves. These wild game care providers are fully regulated by the appropriate state agencies. Those agencies conduct regular inspections of each facility to assure that the facility meets all health and treatment standards established by each agency. The urine is collected via floor collection drains in pens and cages and the animals are always treated in a most humane manner. In addition, these wild game care providers find that the revenue generated by the renewable resource of urine delivers a much needed income stream that allows these providers to keep many more animals alive and healthy.