We are all familiar with stories of coyotes attacking small dogs. I hadn't thought about the fact that the coyote might think of a dog as competition rather than an alternate food source. According to MDC Wildlife Damage Biologist Tom Meister, once they discover what a great resource your yard is, they become more omnivorous, not looking for bird food but the squirrels that attack your feeders. If your little dog is in the way, watch out.
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