Columbus to use plastic coyotes on golf course

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - The eastern Nebraska city of Columbus has a wily plan to keep raccoons, skunks and other critters off its Quail Run Golf Course.  City workers will put two plastic coyote decoys on the course in an attempt to scare away pests that tear up the 18-hole course at night looking for grubs and insects to eat.       Public Property Director Doug Moore says the plastic canines have shiny eyes and fluttering tails to give the appearance of movement. They will be placed near the areas that received the most damage last year and moved around as needed.  He says the coyote decoys, which cost $75 each, have been effective at other golf courses.