Jackie Buck and Ricky

A Woodlands couple is devastated after losing their cat to a Coyote roaming around the area.

Section 7 residents, Steve and Jackie Buck lost their cat, Ricky, on September 5 when he was found mauled by a coyote.

Back in December, residents discovered a coyote around Section 8 which was written about here on the Woodlands Tamarac.

Six months ago, Steve saw what he believed was a coyote near his home. Not certain exactly what it was, he looked at it, then did some research. He confirmed that it was a coyote, but  after it ran away, he never believed it would become a threat to anyone’s pets.

Three months ago, their neighbor’s dog, Maggie saw a coyote and chased it away. Then on July 5, golfers found a mauled cat on the 10th hole of the East Course. They realized it was killed by a coyote because workers saw one in the area on several occasions. Steve wasn’t sure if the cat was anyone’s pet, but seemed friendly and domesticated when Steve played golf in the area.

They never believed that the coyote would kill their own cat, Ricky. Unlike their other female cats, Ricky was like most male cats and loved being outside but always came home to eat. He was only six years old and was adopted along with his sister Lucy from the Broward County Humane Society. A domestic shorthair, Ricky was friendly to everyone. “Everyone knew Ricky on our street and he was friendly with everyone,” said Jackie. “Ricky was even friendly with Maggie next door.”

At the WHOA meeting this evening, Steve Buck was appointed to hire a trapper to humanely relocate the coyote.  Finlayson, Vice President ClubLink Corp agreed to share the cost with the association.

If you do see the coyote, Steve Buck asks that you contact him immediately and let him know the location. 954-816-3688 or email him at StealthFL@hotmail.com.

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Sharon Aron Baron
Sharon Aron Baron created the Woodlands Tamarac in 2010 for original News for the community. In 2011 she went on to create Tamarac Talk, in 2012, Coral Springs Talk and 2017, Parkland Talk.

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