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Coyotes sighted in north Coeur d'Alene

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COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) _ Residents of a north Idaho
neighborhood are frustrated that neither city animal control nor
Idaho Fish and Game will do anything about a group of coyotes
living in the area.

Wade Williams says he watched Tuesday as his Pomeranian broke
away from a coyote on Tuesday night. Bob and Jan Graves lost their
15-pound American Eskimo, Missy, to a coyote on April 28.

Jan Graves says she called city animal control and state
wildlife officials, and both said there was little they could do
because the wildlife is part of living in North Idaho.

Fish and Game conservation officer Phil Cooper says any attempts
to remove the coyotes have their own dangers. Unintended animals or
people could be caught and injured by traps and firing a rifle in a
residential area isn't safe.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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