09 May '11, 12am
Idaho Wolf Disaster Continues, Coyote Attacks Connecticut Man While He Mows His Lawn
Idaho Wolf Disaster Continues, Coyote Attacks Connecticut Man While He Mows His Lawn Urban coyote. Image credit:Flickr, Dru Bloomfield - At Home in Scottsdale, excerpted from original. Idaho has officially declared a "wolf disaster" and has just obtained an Endangered Species Act pass to allow for a controlled hunt. Ostensibly, the Idaho wolf hunt is about protecting sheep, because sheep ranchers experience the greatest wolf predation losses. Added incentive: tourist hunters are competing against locals to obtain a limited number of elk tags . Climate change, disease, or coal-bed methane impacts reducing elk numbers? Move along...nothing to see here . Related. In Connecticut, a coyote recently jumped a guy mowing his lawn. That's way beyond the usual cat & dog eating that urban coyotes are widely known for. View the entire comment thread.