With the exception of being stationed in the middle of Darmstadt in Germany, I have lived in the country my entire life until we bought a house within city limits in 2017. Our property backs up to a large undeveloped property that is abundant with wildlife. The irony is I have seen more wildlife from my back deck with more frequency than I ever did in the the country. I've been thinking about having David Attenborough over to narrate. About the only thing we haven't seen, YET, is a black bear.
And while I love all of that, we have a serious coyote problem. They are loud AF at night, which is annoying. Especially, with three dogs that enjoy joining in on the baying. More concerning, they keep coming closer and closer to our property. The only reason I think they haven't been on our property yet, is that there is a creek that separates the properties. I am worried about interactions with our dogs. My neighbor has small kids and a dog as well and is equally concerned.
I have talked with the city animal warden and neither they nor I can really do anything until they make it onto our property. If they fuck with my dogs, city limits be damned, there will be some rounds thrown downrange. The animal warden told me he would happily write that report up and back me if it came to that, but I'm trying to be proactive and not let it get that far.
The owner of the property on which they roam freely used to let the city do a cull regularly, but they have stopped giving them permission to do so. I'm going to reach out to them and see if they will let the city restart the cull program, or trap, or anything.
Since I can't sit on my deck and pick them off, my question is this, does anyone know of any humane ways to get coyotes to piss off? I'd be happy for any feedback that may help.