We asked on the WBSM Facebook page how you felt about a coyote hunt on Cape Cod. Here are some of the responses we received. Please tell how you feel about this.

Gary Soares: You can thank greedy developers and the people that got to have a new house out in the country. So you have animals are in your back yard well the woods that got cut down to build your house is where the animals lived and now you want to kill them. You reap what you sow.

Kelly Anne: Humans are the ones driving them out of their natural habitats. Coyotes need to eat too. Just like hawks, eagles, fishers, and other predators that eat small animals.

Cindy Curcio: Packs need to be culled, they have no natural predators and are decimating small animal populations, deer, and household pets.

Marybeth Crowley: I live in a wooded area and 50 years ago we did not have coyotes .... it’s only recently... and now they seem to be getting larger and in bigger packs..... I would like them to be controlled ...

Laura Sayward coyotes are non-native and invasive. this was not their natural habitat. Western coyotes and red wolves combined to make the species that is now overpopulating our area. Their only natural predator here is man. Let the hunt begin.

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(Phil Paleologos is the morning host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6-10 a.m. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.)



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