Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Relocate the Cat Instead of Coyote.(Opinion)


The winter winds are howling, the snow is flying and the coyotes are at the door.

It may not seem quite as dire as having a wolf at the door, but coyotes this season seem to pose a wild enough issue for the not-quite-rural, but not-really-urban environs of Corrales.

After 18 complaints about predation of pets and livestock in December, village and federal officers killed two coyotes. That generated another round of complaints and a petition pleading for an end to the trapping and killing of coyotes.

At a meeting last week, one resident argued that relocating coyotes is a better approach than killing them. …

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