No offense, but some Californians just don’t get it. They insist on treating predators like cartoon characters where no one gets hurt. Some schools keep children inside when a mountain lion is reported nearby, instead of dealing with the mountain lion directly. Coyotes are increasingly killing pets, small animals, and deer. This attack nearly ended in a human tragedy. The Los Angeles Times reports that a young mother was cooking in her kitchen when a coyote sneaked into the nursery where her one-month old child slept.
A coyote snatched a small dog from inside a Laguna Beach home Monday night, the dog’s owners said. John Fischer, who lives in the 500 block of Oak Street with his wife, said the couple’s three Chihuahuas started barking about 7:45 p.m. Fischer, who was in the kitchen, didn’t think much of the noise. The dogs were in the bedroom with his week-old granddaughter, and he assumed they were reacting to a visitor they were expecting. But as he left the kitchen, Fischer glimpsed something running out of the bedroom and into the yard. It was a coyote, and it was carrying something.
“I could see the white in his mouth,” Fischer. “They’re very fast. He was gone like a shot.” … [continued]