I was very disappointed to read your article "Northern Indiana airport facing coyote hazard." Here in California many communities are working to save coyotes, rather than kill them.
It seems very clear the employees at this airport, along with local law enforcement, have a lot to learn about proper hazing techniques.
It is not that hard to chase a coyote. Make some noise, jump up and down, shout. Do any of these things and the coyote will likely flee.
Also, there is no good reason for coyotes to be hanging out at an airport unless there is some source of food available. Are people feeding the coyotes? Leaving garbage in a place where coyotes can easily get to it? These actions encourage coyotes to come into places where humans are. And the ultimate loser is always the coyote.
Working together, we can spare the lives of coyotes. Let's get rid of the kill mentality.
- Jane Hoben, Burbank, Calif.