Another Chupacabra!!!

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  1. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I really do feel sorry for these poor coyotes. I have shot 4 or 5 like his, IIRC. They are afflicted with sarcoptic mange. The same little mite that cause their hair loss and skin irritation will cause scabies in humans - nasty little buggers.

    Just a word of warning. You really should not handle these at all without rubber/nitrile/latex gloves and I would suggest not handling them at all. You don't want the mites getting into your clothing where they can then get to you or transfer to the fabric of your vehicle where they can transfer back to you later, or where they could potentially transfer to your pets after you get home. With that said, they won't live more than 2-3 days without host. No hair loss in humans, but they cause some nasty skin irritation as they take up residence under the skin.

    On this particular coyote, you can see the large, white patches of skin. That is supposedly from the females tunneling under the skin. This coyote is in pretty good shape to have this bad of a case of mange. It does not have the open sores and open wounds I typically see from where this animals scratch themselves raw trying to get relief from the itching causes by the mites.

     
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    Ack!!! Cover that with lye and soil and get outta Dodge!!
     
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    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    They have been finding quite a few bobcats and cougars dead in California. One thing in common is that they ALL have rat poison in them and the bobcats with high doses of rat poison often also had mange. Apparently the cats are eating mice/rats that have been poisoned. many around cannabis farms.
    Not sure if the poison is causing the mange or just weakening the immune system.
    Hope they don't use these type poisons for hogs.
     
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    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Came in looking for a coyote video and got a biology lesson! Awesome video!
     
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    Mange is a specific kind of condition. It is caused by mites. There are other things that cause hair loss, but hair loss itself is not mange. So if the animals have mange, it is not caused by the poison, but poison can cause disruptions to the immune system resulting in hair loss.

    Did some more looking. A weakened immune system can open an animal up to the spread of demodetic mange. These mites are commonly on the animal anyway and are just kept in control so long as the immune system stays healthy.
     
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    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I guess it made me think about the poisoning argument for hogs. Not sure what formula they are working on but it seems that the spread of poison from the intended target to other predators and scavengers is evident. I don't suppose anyone has tested yotes for poisoning. Would be interesting to know if any correlation.
     
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    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    Did him a favor Brian, kudos.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Good to know. You did him a favor.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    "... Scabies, something that you don't want."

    Ya know, I think I'll just take your word for that.
    Not gonna be handling any mangey coyotes.

    Thanks for the video!
     
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    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    You know these things are the ones that kill goats and all sorts of thingys!!! They also suck BLOOD!!!! like vampires!!!! VERY SCARY!!!! BANG BANG!!!!
     
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    Put the coyote out of its misery... Another good vid from Brian the Scientist!
     

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