Dairy farmer hunts large coyote in Lapeer Co.

A dairy farmer in rural Michigan hunted down a large coyote near one of his barns. 

Scott Parr sent FOX 2 the picture of the coyote and, as you can see, the animal looks quite large. Some say it is bigger than average. 

Parr says he's just shy of being 6 feet tall, and the picture shows the coyote standing nearly as tall as Parr. The DNR says coyotes in Michigan are typically around 35 to 40 pounds. Parr says this one was about 50 pounds. 

It was spotted in Lapeer County not far from the location of recent animal attacks involving horses. The horses were part of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Mounted Division. 

One horse was killed and, days later, a second horse was injured but will recover. 

The coyote Parr shot was about 10 miles from the farm where the horse attacks happened. 

Parr tells FOX 2 in a phone interview he's seen many coyotes around his property in the last few years and while he's been out deer hunting. The number of coyotes causes concern for his cows on the dairy farm and for his three young children.  

"I definitely would like to see our DNR be more aware of the problem around here," Parr says. 

Last year alone he says he shot 11 coyotes in the area. 
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