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Corktownmark
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

to his credit he was headed for corktown and safety

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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Detroit to euthanize coyote after downtown chase

Paul Egan / The Detroit News

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A wily coyote ran a lap around the federal courthouse and led police and animal control officers on an hour-long chase through downtown Detroit before it was captured this afternoon.

"This is the first we've every heard of a coyote in downtown Detroit," said Deputy Chief James Tate of Detroit police

Deputy U.S. Marshall Scott Machlay had stepped out of the courthouse onto Lafayette Boulevard at around 2 p.m. when he saw a coyote running along Lafayette toward a nearby Coney Island restaurant. Machlay estimated the coyote weighed 45 to 50 pounds and was light gray in color

"At first, he looked like a wolf, but he was too small," he said.

The coyote, which was soon pursued by city police and animal control officers, appeared to circle the federal building before hiding beneath a car in a parking lot on Lafayette. He then bolted when city animal control officers approached with nets, dashing down Shelby toward the river and taking a left on Fort Street.

"He looked scared," said Andy Iqbal, a 19-year-old parking lot attendant from Sterling Heights who witnessed much of the pursuit around the federal building.

The animal was eventually captured by animal control near the Renaissance Center at about 3 p.m., Tate said.

"We've got the coyote, but we haven't got the roadrunner yet," Tate said. Asked if the animal was facing charges, Tate said, "We'll have to do some questioning."

In fact, the coyote already faces a death sentence, city spokesman Matt Allen said. It's city policy to euthanize wild animals found inside the city, because even if released in the wild, they have a tendency to return, he said.

Earlier this month, a coyote startled patrons when it walked into a Quizno's submarine shop in downtown Chicago.

Brad Swanson, a wildlife biologist at Central Michigan University, said finding coyotes inside urban areas is not terribly uncommon, but a sighting in downtown Detroit is rare because of the large urban expanse that surrounds it.

The unusual recent cold spell may be pushing them out of their natural habitat, he said.
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Scs100
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So that's where the Grosse Pointe Coyote went!
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Detroitrulez
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now let's just locate the Wixom Panther and Warren Liger...last I heard they were hiding out somewhere around selden and temple and blocks in between.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think I saw the Panther one time over here in NE Detroit, Really (I'm aware it's sarcasm).
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Ramcharger
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is how Chicago treats their coyote.

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Anne Kent, Executive Director for Chicago Animal Care and Control, said that Adrian is in good shape, and did not come to the center injured as local reports claim.

"We just love animals and we make every attempt to make sure our animals are rescued and placed in safe havens when freed, transferred or adopted," said Ms. Kent. "Adrian is a sweetheart and a beautiful creature, and we have enjoyed having him visit us."

Adrian will leave Chicago's Animal Care and Control tomorrow at 11 AM as he makes his way to the Flint Creek Wildlife Refuge, where a safe home awaits him. Quiznos plans to bid him adieu tomorrow morning with the sub that he traveled far and wide for, a Prime Rib on Garlic Bread.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070403 /20070403006289.html?.v=1


And this is how Detroit treats their coyote.
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In fact, the coyote already faces a death sentence, city spokesman Matt Allen said. It's city policy to euthanize wild animals found inside the city, because even if released in the wild, they have a tendency to return, he said.



The same thing they did to the Belle Isle deer; Disgusting!
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Urbanize
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is why we have Animal Cops Detroit.
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Jimaz
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought I heard on Channel 7 that they intended to set it free in the wild.
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Reetz12
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wouldn't mind catching a "cougar" this weekend.
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Pffft
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Coyotes eat rats and mice. Why are they chasing -- and euthanizing -- this much-needed predator?

Meanwhile the rodents downtown run free ...
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Rjk
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why can't they just release it up north? How's it going to get back, jump on I-75? If he does find a way to get back downtown the city has a new motto. "Downtown Detroit, so much fun even the coyotes can't stay away."
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Rustic
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Driving them up I-75 wouldn't work, they would find their way back ... Coyotes congregate where there is opportunity....Opportunity for shelter...Opportunity for food...Opportunity for panhandling ... Coyotes are very very mobile ...
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Urbanoutdoors
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, there is no wilderness around Detroit for a cyote to roam. I saw one over by the new allen park development right by 94 and oakwood. Mark we could have used him to keep the bums out of our alley.
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Salvadordelmundo
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Coyotes are known to attack children, among other small creatures.

I lived in a rural area out west for a bit. When we saw coyotes coming up on the sheep pens, we grabbed the rifles and shot 'em.
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Waxx
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow. 1st Chicago last week, NOW Detroit! Where's the roadrunner-camouflaged on old Plymouths like he was in the '60s? (lol)
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Sticks
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Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds like people should be coming to visit Detroit for the wildlife. Black squirrels, pheasants, and now coyotes. What's next, rattle snakes?
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Rjk
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 6:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Give her a couple of coneys with everything, one from Lafayette and one from American and set her free. This way Detroit doesn't look cold compared to Chicago and we can say we feed our wayward coyotes better than they do.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's sad, but there is an element of our society that believes all of nature should be controlled, coyotes, bears, possums, racoons, deer, should all be in zoos. We wouldn't want some mother blue jay dive bombing us while trying to Bar b Que in the back yard!
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Corktownmark
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 8:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cambrian note urbanoutdoors post. Perhaps we can seek a natural balance with the homeless (bums?) along with the species you mentioned.
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Cambrian
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Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 11:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I dunno, the coyotes aren't baggin' for change.
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Eastsidedame
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you can spare the plane fare, or maybe get the ASPCA to chip in, you can ship him down here to Texas. We have a lot of coyotes here and I can guarantee, it's too far to be worth his while to return. Poor thing! It's not his fault he ended up there!
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Pam
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 6:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't worry, E-Dame the coyote was saved:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=20077041804 47
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Paulmcall
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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not even wild animals are safe in Detroit.

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