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Coyotes Spotted on Galloping Hill in Fairfield

A resident reported that a coyote had gotten into a struggle with a small dog in the neighborhood.

Patch File Photo (not the one spotted in Fairfield)
Patch File Photo (not the one spotted in Fairfield)
Galloping Hill Residents-

"Hello Neighbor-My name is Mike McCarthy, my wife Allison and I live at 1415 Galloping Hill Rd. If you are like me you might not be completely up to speed on neighborhood activity, so I wanted to take this opportunity to pass on some information I thought you should have-

Last night ( Saturday, March 22) I noticed a police cruiser going up and down Galloping Hill  around 1030 pm, using a search light to pan both sides of the street- I also noticed the van going up and down Joan and Lyman.

I made an inquiry as to what was going on, and I learned that someone in the neighborhood had called in a report that a coyote had gotten into a struggle with a small dog in this neighborhood. I have a small dog and have seen coyotes on our street look him over as I walk him- perhaps you've seen  them as well. there have been several reported coyote incidents in this neighborhood, and on Galloping Hill Rd in particular.

Thus, a word of caution for those of you who have small children or pets to be on the lookout for these harmful animals when outside. Many experts advise to make loud noises when confronted as it usually sends them away.

Here 's hoping there are  no further incidents, but I figured you can't be too careful-

All the best

Mike McCarthy"
Gary Jeanfaivre March 26, 2014 at 11:42 AM
Thanks for sharing, Mike!
Igor March 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Long way from Mexico
Non-yuppie Larva March 27, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Those damn things need to be culled by authorities (who don't seem as concerned as they should be).
Reginald Pettigrew III March 27, 2014 at 04:35 PM
A few winters ago before dawn I was bowed over in prayer in my backyard for some minutes and upon raising my head I could see two yellow eyes about 30 feet in front of me. By the time I could make out that it was a Coyote I saw there was another on my left inside the edge of the wood even closer. I wasn't sure what to expect. I hadn't seen Coyotes at that point but I tried to look as large and confident as possible. They stopped advancing but did not retreat. I moved toward each a step or two and slowly backed around the side of the house and got to the slider with some relief. I wonder sometime if I had stayed immobile much longer what might possibly have happened. Perhaps I should bring the old Webley out with me at night?
Mikeymetjet March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Where do you live Reginald? Fairfield?

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