A very bold coyote has been lurking about my neighborhood lately. I live in a wooded area. It's gotten one of my chickens and two of the neighbors cats in the last few weeks. We've seen it lurking by the chicken coop twice over the weekend, and five or six times over the past few weeks. My neighbor says the state won't trap coyotes anymore, and we can't hire someone to do it because legholds and poison are illegal. She says coyotes are the only animals who won't go into the cage traps, and the only way to get rid of it is to shoot it. I'm feeling rather frustrated, as it's killing family members who are removed from the food chain, and I'm really paranoid about letting my beloved duck, Menolly, move outside. Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with the coyote?