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Coyotes near Waitsburg's fairgrounds raise safety concerns

 

August 12, 2021

Laura Tolman

Multiple coyotes have been observed in the field and along the dike at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. Be alert and use extra caution when in the area.

WAITSBURG-A perk to living in a small town like Waitsburg is being able to walk your dog in safety. However, the downside to living in a farming community is the inevitable encounters with wildlife.

Recently, Waitsburg resident Laura Tolman has seen coyotes close to the Waitsburg Fairgrounds, where she brings Callie, her 80-pound Labrador/Malamute/Husky mix, to run off energy.

"One stalked my dog and got within 10, 15 feet. Really close-scary close!" said Tolman. "It looked at me and wasn't a bit afraid of my dog or me. When I started calling for my dog, the coyote simply side-stepped into...



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