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Old 01-18-2018, 05:48 PM   #1
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Killed a coyote several weeks ago. Dumped it where we dump pigs and guts. Pigs and guts are gone but coyote is still there. Why?
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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That is odd
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:52 PM   #3
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scare crow effect... they scared to come down and check him out.
or maybe coyote taste like crap?
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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split the skin done the back,they'll clean it up shortly thereafter.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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Professional courtesy. Just like how sharks won't eat lawyers.








Sorry I had to do it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:11 PM   #6
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There ain't hardly anything that'll eat a coyote,including other coyotes. I shot one last Winter that's still in the same spot. Well.....bones and a little fur.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:12 PM   #7
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Professional courtesy. Just like how sharks won't eat lawyers.








Sorry I had to do it.
; but seriously I've always heard they won't mess with a dog.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:12 PM   #8
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From what I have seen nothing eats coyotes, buzzards, or grackels
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:15 PM   #9
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Buzzards just finished off a coyote I killed last week
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:17 PM   #10
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A long time ago my Uncle saw two bald eagles eating a dead coyote but I suppose if birds of prey are hungry they'll eat just about anything. Well I guess that applies to pretty much anything on earth.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:23 PM   #11
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What part of the state? I have hunted a few locations west and NW that do not have buzzards this time of year. I have also had coyotes and pigs lay for awhile but the crows usually pick at them at least.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:24 PM   #12
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Buzzards just finished off a coyote I killed last week
I guess that just goes to show that if something get hungry enough it'll eat anything.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:25 PM   #13
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I've never seen one eat a yote or a dog on highway. They just stay till they rot
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:50 PM   #14
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Buzzards won't touch a dead coyote or another dead buzzard on our place.
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:53 PM   #15
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We must have hungry buzzards in South Texas. They love eating dead coyotes. Caracara’s dine on them as well.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:15 PM   #16
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That is odd
Not really.
Think about how many dogs you've seen dead on the side of the road with no buzzards on them.

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Old 01-18-2018, 08:43 PM   #17
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What part of the state? I have hunted a few locations west and NW that do not have buzzards this time of year. I have also had coyotes and pigs lay for awhile but the crows usually pick at them at least.
I've noticed all manner of road kill and dead stuff on the sides of roads around Wilbarger County. This past fall it finally dawned on me: I don't see but very, very few buzzards around the county. Only a very few that hang out on a big power line tower on the Red River. Weird.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:48 PM   #18
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They'll eat a coyote before they'll eat a opossum on my place.

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Old 01-18-2018, 08:48 PM   #19
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Not near as many buzzards in Mills county as compared to the spring and summer months. If they are hungry they will eat anything. Two dead BB's on my place and very little action on them.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:53 PM   #20
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I saw a coyote feeding on another coyote that had been hit by a car just north of town yesterday!
I new they would do it, but this is the first time I actually saw it happen!
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:59 PM   #21
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I have seen this for years. I used to kill a lot of coons, possums and skunks, then I would kill coyotes occasionally. The skunks would go quickly, buzzards would be on them inside of a hour of dumping them, at times. But they never lasted a day. Possums might last a couple of days, depends on how long it took them to start to produce some smell the buzzards liked. But once they found it, a possum did not last long, like a skunk. Coons would take a week or more before the buzzards would touch them. Coyotes, would typically take a couple of weeks before the buzzards would touch them. I came to the conclusion that the buzzards want to make sure the coons and coyotes are truly dead before swooping down to eat them. Coons can be very mean critters when messed with, I think the buzzards know that. Then coyotes are obviously predators, so they are nothing the buzzards want to mess with alive either. But then coyotes, will often eat and roll on a dead animal. So throw in the factor that a coyote may smell like a dead animal to begin with. I think those are the reasons the buzzards won't eat them very quickly, after you dump them. They want to make sure they are dead without question.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:01 PM   #22
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I have heard that if a dead animal had something wrong with it that a buzzard wouldn't
touch it don't know if there's and truth in that statement.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:19 PM   #23
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Not near as many buzzards in Mills county as compared to the spring and summer months. If they are hungry they will eat anything. Two dead BB's on my place and very little action on them.
I have five coyotes untouched in northwest San Saba County and I believe it is more the lack of buzzards this time of year than anything else.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:24 PM   #24
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Killed a coyote a couple years ago and something ate it overnight.
I guessed it was coyotes ?
I see a lot of dead ones on the highway and never a buzzard on them like an armadillo or deer.

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Old 01-18-2018, 09:34 PM   #25
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That's odd, but not super surprising.

Almost nothing will eat a black bear carcass....bugs, that's about it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:36 PM   #26
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They taste awful
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Old 01-19-2018, 12:13 AM   #27
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They taste awful
Andrew Zimmern ate one on "bizarre foods", just saying.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:52 AM   #28
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I have heard that if a dead animal had something wrong with it that a buzzard wouldn't
touch it don't know if there's and truth in that statement.
I've heard the same thing. I know a guy that runs a feed yard said coyotes won't mess with a dead cow that was sick before it died and was doctored a bunch. Something to do with the medicine they're given. I don't know how true that is but that's what he said.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:32 AM   #29
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I've hung the carcasses on fences and seen buzzards on them. Hard saying. Right now it seems a lot of buzzards have migrated south. Maybe they just aren't hungry enough to eat coyote.

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Old 01-19-2018, 07:34 AM   #30
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In Red River County they will eat a coyote in hours. You fall down on our place and knock yourself out , you a goner. Itís nothing to see 50-75 buzzards on a pig carcass the morning after you shoot it. Nothing but a greasy spot by the end of the day.


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Old 01-19-2018, 07:36 AM   #31
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They let them sit for over a month at my place and then they go crazy.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:43 AM   #32
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A high flying buzzard is not very hungry!!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:34 AM   #33
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Must have been something with that one coyote. I've seen buzzards eat coyotes that I've shot.

I've also seen buzzards ignore particular hogs, too. Don't know why.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:42 AM   #34
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May be a stupid question but have coyotes been poisoned around there in the past. Buzzards may not eat one if they've eaten poisoned ones in the past. Don't have a clue, just a wild guess. Around our place, buzzards eat dead coyotes like a fat kid eats ice cream.
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:17 AM   #35
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Must have been something with that one coyote. I've seen buzzards eat coyotes that I've shot.

I've also seen buzzards ignore particular hogs, too. Don't know why.
This. Ive seen all kinds of animals not get eaten. Ive always been told that it was sick, like a fever or something and then nothing will touch them
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:49 AM   #36
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no they won't!

I dumped 5 and they sat there for weeks
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Old 01-19-2018, 09:51 AM   #37
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While buzzards would rather feed on deer, small game, hogs or dead livestock, they will eat coyotes as well. Chances are your buzzards were not hungry enough to eat on the coyote but when there is nothing else, they will eat them.
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