To make a long story short, Greenwood Village (a suburb of Denver) Colorado is having a coyote problem. There have been several attacks on dogs and recently, one on a 14 year old boy. Greenwood Village's answer to this was to hire a government contracted exterminator to shoot the buggers. Now, Greenwood Village is not a rural farm town, it is a highly populated city very close to an interstate freeway. On my way home from work last night i actually saw the "exterminator". He was sitting in the back of his truck looking through some binoculars examining a neighborhood park where kids were playing. WTF? How is this even remotely safe? Who knows what this guys training or background is? Aren't there better and safer ways to rid coyotes? Now, i'm not trying to say this guy is completely incompetent or irresponsible but I tend to lean toward the safe side, and we all know the range of a "high powered" rifle (it appeared to be a short action, maybe .22-250, .243, etc...). One ill-placed shot and this could be baaad news... What do you fine gentlemen think about this?