Category Archive: Coyotes

Jan 03 2018

“Coexisting Is Not An Option”

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Contributing Editor It’s been two years since coyotes first showed up on Isle of Palms, but if the new mayor Jimmy Carroll gets his way their days on our island paradise are numbered. Carroll told Island Eye News that he feels strongly the previous council’s policy to co-exist with …

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Feb 24 2016

Coyote Ugly

By Mimi Wood, Island Eye News Staff Writer The City of Isle of Palms is acutely aware of both the island’s increase in the coyote population, and its citizen’s concerns regarding said increase. In acknowledgment, the city hosted its first Community Coyote Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. It was standing room only at the …

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Feb 17 2016

Islands Consider Coyote Conundrum

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Three years ago coyotes started making their presence known on Sullivan’s Island. They were generally spotted at dusk roaming streets, or before dawn prowling through backyards. At first, interaction was minimal, other than a noticeable depletion of the local rat population and no more road kill. At the …

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Feb 17 2016

Co-Existing With Coyotes

How To Protect Your Pets From Coyotes Coyotes are most active between November/December and March/April, when they are mating and breeding. During this time they are less tolerant of people and pets in open space and parks. Always supervise your pet outside, especially at dawn and dusk. Cat owners should recognize that the only way …

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Jul 08 2015

Coyotes Attack Loggerhead Nest

By Mary Pringle for Island Eye News Photos by Barbara Bergwerf We knew it was only a matter of time before coyotes began to prey on the sea turtle nests on Sullivan’s and the Isle of Palms. But it was still very upsetting to discover on the morning of June 22 that a nesting female …

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Jan 28 2015

Trapping, Fencing Temporary Coyote Solutions

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Photos by Jennifer Tuohy Coyote activity has once again increased on Sullivan’s Islands and concerned residents are reporting sightings to the town with escalating frequency. While there have been no attacks on humans, or confirmed attacks on pets, the increase in “encounters” between humans and coyotes has prompted …

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Dec 24 2014

Coyotes, Drunks And Polar Bear Plunge Discussed

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Coyotes, crowds and citizen concerns were the hot topics at a very well attended Sullivan’s Island Public Safety meeting on Dec. 3, 2014. The main items on the agenda were a petition to allow 7 foot high fences on the island, and a discussion over crowd-control during the …

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Feb 03 2014

Crowds Come Out For Council’s Tussle With Coyotes

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor If there were any coyotes hanging around outside Sullivan’s Island town hall on the night of Tuesday, January 21, they were more than likely scared away by the noise. With more than 100 people crammed into the temporary town hall, the cheers, claps and murmurs of agreement/disagreement filled the …

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Jan 15 2014

Coyote Culling Moves Forward

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Following an increase in complaints to the town regarding the presence of wild coyotes on Sullivan’s Island, the Public Safety committee is recommending Council consider changing its management plan. A motion that Council approve “research, funding and implementation of a program to reduce the coyote population in an effort …

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Dec 24 2013

Living With Coyotes

By Jennifer Tuohy, Island Eye News Editor Residents of Sullivan’s Island appear to have some new neighbors. Coyotes, a species of canine that historically populates the western half of the United States, have found their way to our little slice of island paradise. “We don’t know how long have they been here,” Andy Benke, Sullivan’s Island …

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