I heard 3 times in the last few weeks only of big packs of coyotes sighting and attacking!
The first I heard of was on the Windsor trail, the woman's little dog got biten by a coyote, but her bigger dog came to the defense and a pack of about 30 followed them down about a mile to the parking lot and showed no fear!
On the Borego Trail I heard another attack happened and a little Dachshund was carried off right from under the owner's feet.
I had just enjoyed the Big Tesuque with 3 dogs when I heard of the 3. incident and now I am really worried. My little guy weighs less then 14 lbs seems very vulnerable.
Are we having more Coyote encounters then usual? What is one to do? Pepper spray seems too close for comfort a defense tool. God-dess forbid I will ever have to use a stick to defend a dog. A thought of mine is going up, out and about in larger packs. But try coordinate anything with Santa Feans! What do you think? Any suggestions?