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Coyote attacks on livestock reported by East Texas ranchers (video)
Jan 10, 2023 09:50 ET

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Although we rarely see them there is a a healthy population of coyote’s in East Texas, and they are now believed to have been responsible for recent attacks on livestock and pets.

Over the past two weeks some cattle ranchers in Upshur county say they’ve had calves taken by coyotes.

“There’s more coyotes this year, the incidents or occurrence of that is more prevalent. Some coyotes will key on killing calves. It’s not uncommon, it’s not hugely common. This time of year a coyote is a true omnivore, which means he’ll eat meat and plants, but this time of year there is nothing else but meat,” says professional coyote trapper Byron South of Big Sandy.

Parts of those calves were found a short distance away, partially eaten.

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