Coyotes plague SC beach town

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SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. — Residents of Surfside Beach are concerned about coyotes in the community.

Residents say coyotes have been killing neighborhood cats as well as squirrels and rabbits in recent weeks.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports the town council this week authorized the town administrator to spend up to $5,000 to deal with the problem.

The town plans to set traps to capture the coyotes and print fliers to distribute to residents with tips on dealing with the animals.

The Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are not unusual in South Carolina and are found statewide.

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sickascum 08/31/12 - 11:31 am
coyotes in S.C.

"Coyotes not unusual in S. C." ?, well duuuuuh Dept. of Natural Resources. Reason for that, as you well know, is coyotes are non-native to the whole South. They have no enemies (except man) here, or real competition. They are becoming more and more numerous all over, and need to be brought in check; killum all. They are too smart for traps to work. DNR's and hunt clubs need to get together and solve this problem.

David Parker
David Parker 08/31/12 - 12:02 pm
Trap some and you open up a

Trap some and you open up a niche for more to move in. Unless you get them removed from outlying areas too, and unless there is a natural /manmade buffer zone to prevent them from moving back in, this effort is futile in it's conception.

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