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    Coyotes, (yup!!) crossing the Freak2Freak

    No sh!t, coyotes right here in Colorado. I ain't kiddin'. Saw two last night.
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    I've seen quite a few in the Springs. I used to see them all the time in Conifer. Cool animals.
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    I bet they were heading out to ride SSV

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    UNBELIEVABLE! A coyote here in Colorado? I see cougars and grizzlys and, and... wolves, and... uh, I saw a bigfoot once but I ain't neva seen a coyote in Colorado!
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    Whole place is infested with them. That's why I always ride with a gun and a knife.
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    Is this unusual for people? I had one in my back yard after the last snow. And I live smack in the middle of the SW suburbs...

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    I haven't heard any in a while, they must be down in the 'burbs eating bacon and enjoying the warm weather but back in Nov. there were about 9-10 of them chasing each other around in my front yard. Must have been rival factions or something.

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    Update:

    Update: Nope, I was wrong. After some research I found out they were chocolate labs, no coyotes in Colorado after all. Sorry for the confusion. SSV is ridable, thanks for your time! *



















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    Of course, we're in BoCo aren't we??!!
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    Funny that Ban'd mentioned wolves, though. RMNP is working on installing motion sensing cameras so they can get a photo. Lots of folks have reported seeing wolves in the park. The Park Service feels strongly that wolves are moving south from Wyoming but they want evidence to be sure.

    A local rancher down by Lyons claims that he's seen a few down here, too.
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    Ya know I have (honestly) seen two of the biggest damn coyotes in my entire life in the last month on seperate occasions on the F2F. Their coloring was spot on coyote so I doubt that either were wolves but seriously, it made me think.

    The first one was next to the F2F, up near the stables @ PVR, the other near Long's. They're out there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr
    RMNP is working on installing motion sensing cameras so they can get a photo. Lots of folks have reported seeing wolves in the park. The Park Service feels strongly that wolves are moving south from Wyoming but they want evidence to be sure.

    A local rancher down by Lyons claims that he's seen a few down here, too.
    I got a glimpse of one over on the Grand Lake side of the park one morning right before sunrise. We were doing some backcountry camping up on the East Inlet, and we came around a corner that opened to a clearing with a stream running through it.

    We were probably at least 1/10th of a mile, maybe a 1/5th, away from it. It took notice immediately and was gone in a few seconds. Tall, lanky and dark. Way too big to be a coyote.

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    The Coyotes in Northern Colorado Springs are around, usually if a domestic cat gets out at night they end up as a Coyote snack. That or the Foxes get them.

    Up in Monument see lots of Bear scat (so they are around), seen Lion tracks and heard them in the distance, Wild Turkey gangs (flocks), but they aren't to scary, Coyotes and Foxes (lots of them).

    And of course roaming gangs of born agains! The Brother Colby and Brother Cheddar, raise the board for Cheese's! Those gangs are always trying to save the Infucable gang!

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    starts packin'...






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    Quote Originally Posted by jugdish
    Of course, we're in BoCo aren't we??!!
    So they were dyed pink right? With organic beet juice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    So they were dyed pink right? With organic beet juice?

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    Nope, these were rogue coyotes...they used the koolaid instead...blueberry splash. No pink crap for them. Real coyotes wear blue...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
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    ...bacon

    mmmm.... Bacon tastes good... Pork Chops taste good...

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    Will some vinegar keep them away or do I have to tell them I'm taking them to the vet?

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    Coyotes, humph! I wish I had such a simple problem. My yard is infested with these savage, aggressive creatures, and they have fangs! This one is making a move on my bike:



    I don't know how to get rid of them.
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    Heard a pack of em howling up a storm real REAL close to me one time, as I was riding up Devil's backbone... Hair raising to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndonchen
    Hair raising to say the least.
    In a scary way or in a "wow, that's cool" way?
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    I rode SSV on Sunday and it was sweet!!!

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    saw 5 or so the other day at bear creek park across from the soccer fields.

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    There's a big noisy pack in the field behind my house along the creek.
    My dogs and I always holler at them on our night ride, but we go no closer.
    My boys will chase them off if they come into the neighborhood though, it's like a turf battle.

    Still rather run into a pack of crazy mutts than one psycho kitty, thats just me.

    So yeah, Coyotes are everywhere in Colorado, but harmless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    In a scary way or in a "wow, that's cool" way?
    Scary, I started riding a little faster. I was on my own on a weekday, and hadn't seen anyone else on the trail. When the howling started to fade in the distance I was a bit relieved.

    OT, but somewhat related note, one time I was riding alone on the singletrack at Green mountain, and I heard a rumbling sound in the distance. Saw a herd of deer crest the hill in front of me, and they proceeded to pass me on both sides. Must've been about a dozen animals, passing within 50 feet of me. THAT was cool. One buck stopped to stare at me, I half-thought about dismounting and holding the bike over my head to scare him off, just in case. He just looked me up and down, then left with the rest of the herd.

    Makes you think about who's territory you're actually in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    So they were dyed pink right? With organic beet juice?

    Ed

    Very nice! You're on top of your game!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lyndonchen
    OT, but somewhat related note, one time I was riding alone on the singletrack at Green mountain, and I heard a rumbling sound in the distance. Saw a herd of deer crest the hill in front of me, and they proceeded to pass me on both sides. Must've been about a dozen animals, passing within 50 feet of me. THAT was cool. One buck stopped to stare at me, I half-thought about dismounting and holding the bike over my head to scare him off, just in case. He just looked me up and down, then left with the rest of the herd.
    That is Awesome! I feel like a tourist everytime i'm out riding and have to stop to take a picture of the deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Coyotes, humph! I wish I had such a simple problem. My yard is infested with these savage, aggressive creatures, and they have fangs! This one is making a move on my bike:

    I don't know how to get rid of them.
    One of our nearby neighbors feeds the local foxes.. that pretty much solves any bunny problems.. of course it also takes care of having any small pets.

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    My friend in Arvada, had his (little) dog snatch up by a coyote right in front of him.
    Unfortunately he could catch the coyote and lost his dog.
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    It's always such a cool experience to run across these animals when you are out riding... usually it seems to happen when you are out alone. I saw a bobcat on Wathan last summer, and a bear on the towers road on a cooler foggy day. The weirdest sighting in Fort Collins for me had to be a few years ago when my wife and I were out walking our dog just before dawn on the Maxwell trail. They were testing an alarm system which I presume has something to do with the water system. It is LOUD - sounds like an air raid siren. Anyone who lives near there will know what I am talking about. Anyway there must have been at least a dozen coyotes in the rocks right below the fenced in area next to the trail. They were highly agitated by the alarm, all of them pacing around furiously. I have never seen a coyote there before or since, but there were at minimum a dozen that morning, maybe quite a few more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Coyotes, humph! I wish I had such a simple problem. My yard is infested with these savage, aggressive creatures, and they have fangs! This one is making a move on my bike:



    I don't know how to get rid of them.
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    I love coyotes!

    They are such cool animals--real survivors and opportunists. While other predators have lost population due to hunting and development, the coyote has expanded it's range across the U.S.

    I grew up in Southern California and spent a lot of time in the surrounding desert. In college, there were coyotes in the hills just off campus. They would sneak into the neighborhoods at night and keep the cat population in check. The only time I've had an up close and personal experience with a coyote was riding my bike home from a late night in the library at school. Coming through a dark neighborhood I heard something and looked over my shoulder to see a coyote running after me from someones yard. I yelled and it broke off chase. Definitely got my heart pumping though!

    Another memorable experience was a climbing trip to Joshua Tree National Park. My brother and I were sleeping in the back of my truck when we were woken by howling coyotes all around our campsite. It was at first scary then very cool.

    I rode Blue Sky trail this afternoon and heard a pack talking to each other across the valley. It put a smile on my face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet
    TWild Turkey gangs (flocks), but they aren't to scary
    Unless they make a surprise attack from the brush like they did to me on the Devil's Elbow loop at Mt. Falcon. Of course, I was already jumpy, what with the name of the loop I was on and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash5twelve
    I rode Blue Sky trail this afternoon and heard a pack talking to each other across the valley. It put a smile on my face.
    Had that happen to me somewhere (by Camp Hale?) on the Colo Trail once. I was alone, and late meeting my wife who was picking me up, and it was pretty dark. The mind was starting to play all kinds of games with me - thinking I was lost, was gonna get attacked by coyotes etc. Fun stuff

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    [QUOTE=ignazjr]Funny that Ban'd mentioned wolves, though. RMNP is working on installing motion sensing cameras so they can get a photo. Lots of folks have reported seeing wolves in the park. The Park Service feels strongly that wolves are moving south from Wyoming but they want evidence to be sure.

    A local rancher down by Lyons claims that he's seen a few down here, too.[/QUOT

    I think that is so cool!! It is too bad that one was killed by a car on I-70 near Idaho Springs in 2006. I believe it had a radio collar or tag and was determined to have traveled some 600 plus miles from one of the Yellowstone packs.

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