- November 13, 2017
- Fur and Fangs STAFF
A Knoxville, Tennessee area farmer has been dealing with a coyote problem for a while now. Mike Landon says ever since he ran off the wild hog population the coyotes have taken over.
That’s a scenario not often talked about; one nuisance animal replacing another. We’ll tackle that subject another day.
Landon has been protecting his chicken coups from a pack of coyotes and last week he scored a special trophy amongst coyote hunters—a black coyote.
Craig Harper, University of Tennessee Extension wildlife specialist, said, “Black coyotes are uncommon, but they are not rare. If you have been out in the woods and seen a lot of coyotes, you will see one occasionally.”
For Landon though, it was a first. In fact, he thought he’d shot a dog.