Letter: About those coyotes . . .

I was very disappointed to see your photo of dead coyotes in a recent Rappahannock News edition. It appears that you are “glamorizing” the killing of a wild and useful animal. The old adage, “you eat what you hunt,” should apply for persons who are hunting. And if they don’t follow that practice, it is just killing.

I have never seen a coyote in Virginia . . . and they serve a useful purpose here. They cannot “take” a grown deer – which is probably unfortunate for the great quantities of deer we have – but are great mousers and scavengers.

I hope the News will discontinue printing photos of dead coyotes or other beneficial predators.

Roger Jones
Woodville