Our friend Rob St Denis discovered something rather upsetting on his property yesterday.
A big mature whitetail buck had been taken down by coyotes, with the majority of the animal being left for the birds.
“It’s a complete waste of meat” said St Denis of the deer he has seen in trailcam images recently.
“This guy has been passing through my property for the last few months and it would seem he hopped the fence at the wrong time and was killed by coyotes.” he added.
With the ‘wolf-like’ behaviour exhibited by these modern age killing machines, gone are the days when ‘yotes’ were a solitary beast stalking only field mice and rabbits.
St Denis saw clear evidence of a ‘team at work’: “There were 3 sets of distinct tracks in the snow leading away from the site; apparently what little they ate was their fill.”
Rob wants people to realize with these graphic images that even the strong and healthy in our woods are no match for these large predators.
“The big thing here is it shows clearly that coyotes have no problems taking large game (unlike what the environmentalists say that they only eat small game like rabbits and the like.”
One would think that a mature buck like this would be well-equipped to defend against even multiple attackers, but St Denis believes otherwise
“Doesn’t even seem like he gave much chase, the whole mess was within 20′ of where we found him.”
This shocking scene is the grim reality of what our deer, moose and even family pets have to face today.
Do you still believe these predators take only the old and weak? Better ask Rob St Denis about that!
P.S. The image below shows a doe taken by coyotes this past summer from Rob’s property. The coyotes ate only what you see in the photo and never returned. Scavengers took care of the rest: