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Kent man attacked by coyotes in his backyard

A coyote bolts from a wooded area in Finch Arboretum after a blast from the Rodenator Pro. The park is using lethal means to reduce the population of the animals, which number in the hundreds. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
A coyote bolts from a wooded area in Finch Arboretum after a blast from the Rodenator Pro. The park is using lethal means to reduce the population of the animals, which number in the hundreds. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- Predators can be a problem in suburban areas, especially if they are encouraged to be bold by people who leave out pet food or purposely feed them.  The consequences of trying to "tame" wildlife can impact everyone in the neighborhood. 

For example, check out this KOMO TV report from Western Washington:

Kent man attacked by coyotes in his own backyard

Furthermore:

Biologist says wolves likely killed deer within Montana town's limits

A Confederated Salish Kootenai tribal biologist said the report of two wolves in Polson was likely correct after measuring tracks he found around a partially eaten mule deer carcass near the sightings in the Montana community. -- Missoulian



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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