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Homeowner finds unwelcome visitor

Dec 23, 2020 11:06AM ● By Becky Ginos

BOUNTIFUL—Kory Jasperson’s property abuts Mueller Park canyon so he’s used to seeing wildlife – but not coyotes. 

“I came out the front door with my 45 pound lab/heeler mix puppy,” said Jasperson. “We were standing in the driveway and it (coyote) was sitting on the hill behind us, my dog was staring. I chased it off my property and it ran off toward other houses.”

Jasperson also owns a small dog. “It’s a 15-year-old Lhasa Apso,” he said. “If we let it outside and a coyote is in the area, it (coyote) could easily jump the fence. That’s one of the reasons I chased it off. I called the DWR but they said they don’t take reports on coyotes unless something happens.”

The Jaspersons moved from Tennessee to Utah about six months ago. “We had lots of coyotes there,” he said. “We abutted state property in Tennessee as well and we were by a lake. We could hear them howling all night.They were in big packs.”

Jasperson said they see deer most days. “We also see turkeys but there are less as it’s gotten colder.”

His face off with the coyote doesn’t bother him, he enjoys living in the hills. “I like it here,” said  Jasperson. “I’m not all that concerned about it. My lab can take care of her own.”