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2012-11-04 02:13:46 AM  
A nearly blind, diabetic 12-year-old Chihuahua was about to become a coyote's dinner until his owner intervened.

...WHY?!??!?
 
2012-11-04 02:18:17 AM  

meathome: DreamyAltarBoy: Nadie_AZ: Never seen a coyote bigger than a german shepard. More likely she approached it and it let go and took off. Don't get me wrong, the whole seen scared the shiat out of her, but I think the adrenaline made things a bit ... different.

I was gonna say, coyote are kinda small comparatively, but in the northeast they seem to have bred with the gray wolf. perhaps this is also true in the upper midwest.

Yep, noticed this too. Wasn't quite sure what they were breeding with though.

And they seem to little fear of humans any more either. Don't know if that's a conditioned thing or due to the cross breeding. Either way, the ones spotted around here in the past year or two have been bigger, smarter, and definitely more brazen than in the past.

I think they may be pushing the local fox population down a bit,
abd have done a number on the local varmints. Thankfully, not much in the way of missing pets yet.


Interesting. Out here on the west coast, coyotes are still small, when I read her quote I assumed she was misremembering or exaggerating.

To be fair though, not only do the smallest coyotes still consider chihuahuas bait, even farking HAWKS do, and will make attempts if the dogs are left alone.

One of the most internet-worthy-if-only-I'd-had-a-camera-and-wasn't-driving things I've seen was this little old lady standing on the sidewalk next to a field, dressed like some horrible jersey/florida reject even though she was in the pacific northwest, orange, prune-like skin, giant hair, giant gold jewelry, giant sunglasses, leggings, huuuuge ass, cigarette hanging out of her mouth as she talks on her cellphone with giant fake talon nails, and behind her, this teeeny tiny chihuahua on a leash, barking its head off at a hawk perched on the powerlines above the sidewalk, directly above the dog, staring down at it intently. You could just see that the hawk thinking to itself '.......SOON.'

If it weren't for the leash, I think it would have made the attempt. The lady of course, was totally oblivious.
 
2012-11-04 02:20:01 AM  
Well that brought back some nasty memories. I could have gone my whole life without thinking about the time that old lady beat me off with a newspaper, but I had to go read the article with a vague headline.
 
2012-11-04 02:24:08 AM  

Halfmast Trousers: His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
Made good bloody-marys, kept her mouth
shut most of the time, had a little Chihuahua
named Carlos that had some kind of skin
disease and was totally blind.


not obscure. but you knew that.
/wiki article failed to mention the audacious and vicious coyote attack on GOP candidate Rick Perry. The one where Perry heroically defended his life with a handgun that he carries while jogging like a fool.
 
2012-11-04 02:25:18 AM  

Hagbardr: Well that brought back some nasty memories. I could have gone my whole life without thinking about the time that old lady beat me off with a newspaper, but I had to go read the article with a vague headline.


She beat you off with a newspaper?

Kinky.
 
2012-11-04 02:31:03 AM  
A German shepherd sized yote had the chihuahua's LEG in its mouth? No. I would think the leg would be dangling OUT of its mouth, maybe... I am just picturing the yote as a giant toenail clipper now....
 
2012-11-04 02:41:40 AM  

JesseL: I keep these in my kitchen rifle just for reminding coyotes and javelina about their place in my world:

[media.midwayusa.com image 850x637]


Kinda weird lookin'

Why's it a cone?
 
2012-11-04 03:34:08 AM  
Diabetic chihuahua? Unless you fed the critter stuff he shouldn't eat, how would you even know?
 
2012-11-04 03:44:53 AM  
Go coyotes.

All chihuahuas should be stepped on until dead and fed to coyotes. Any person who owns a chihuahua, and thereafter (a period of several months) gets another chihuahua shall be euthanized for the greater good.
 
2012-11-04 03:57:21 AM  

RcMacStudent: Wait, so the dog Chihuahua is 12 years old, diabetic, and almost entirely blind? At that point wouldn't it be more humane to just let the coyote have a meal and let the circle of life continue?


Now that's just cruel.

No, really, I mean, that'd be like sending the poor coyote to Taco Bell, wouldn't it?
 
2012-11-04 04:17:12 AM  

E5bie: Diabetic chihuahua? Unless you fed the critter stuff he shouldn't eat, how would you even know?


They get unwell enough that it is apparent, you take them to the vet, s/he tells you your dog/cat is diabetic.
 
2012-11-04 04:23:09 AM  

LordOfThePings: [theawesomer.com image 300x250]


img145.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-04 04:42:00 AM  
Frankly I'm impressed the coyotes are using technology at all. I know they've adapted to urban areas but I didn't think it was this far gone.
 
2012-11-04 07:18:18 AM  

Oznog: olddeegee: She could have used a phonebook or a roadmap too.

[images.yourdictionary.com image 378x250]

This has more lethality.


How is a church key dying technology when you need one to open a beer? Most imports and craft beer don't use twist offs.
 
2012-11-04 07:38:54 AM  
"Bigger than a German shepherd"

No. I live in the area and I've seen them. They are the larger species...they look like adolescent wolves, gray, with ears proportional to a wolf's body. (We also have smaller coyotes in the area, with very large ears. And lots of foxes.)

But larger than a German shepherd? No.

However when you see a pack of six of them, it's a bit intimidating.
 
2012-11-04 07:55:17 AM  
It would break my heart to lose a fuzzy family member to a coyote attack, but coyotes aren't big or particularly ferocious animals. I was serving as a substitute teacher one day when the school I was with walked three classes of children to the local park. A coyote wandered into the park. Normally, I just let them be, but some of the children present were quite small and I didn't feel comfortable with the coyote circulating on the edge of their play area. So, I walked over to it and said "Shoo, shoo." And it did. It was that easy. As much as I want my own pets to be safe, I really don't get coyote hate. And I'm a rat lover who knows full well that coyotes are better than cats at keeping down the local rat population. If my silly, rat-loving self doesn't hate coyotes, no one should.
 
2012-11-04 08:05:08 AM  
Buggy hwip
 
2012-11-04 08:09:21 AM  
Does nobody have a fence around their backyard? I'd imagine that might keep coyotes out of it.
 
2012-11-04 08:12:34 AM  

JesseL: I keep these in my kitchen rifle...


Your kitchen rifle? How the fark is your kitchen organized? Knife rack, broadsword, spice cabinet, rifle, ammo, pots and pans?

Is there a living room shotgun? A dinette .357?
 
2012-11-04 08:45:41 AM  

Ablejack: The one where Perry heroically defended his life with a handgun that he carries while jogging like a fool.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-04 09:12:04 AM  
She could beat me off with the same newspaper
 
2012-11-04 09:12:11 AM  
I use my 1942 German Mauser on coyotes. Works great, surplus ammo are cheap and plentiful. Remove the hide, leave the rest for the buzzards.
$10 per coyote hide from local chicken houses in the valley.
 
2012-11-04 09:35:11 AM  

wildlifer: I use my 1942 German Mauser on coyotes. Works great, surplus ammo are cheap and plentiful. Remove the hide, leave the rest for the buzzards.
$10 per coyote hide from local chicken houses in the valley.


You sound so strong and manly.
 
2012-11-04 09:50:14 AM  

wildlifer: I use my 1942 German Mauser on coyotes. Works great, surplus ammo are cheap and plentiful. Remove the hide, leave the rest for the buzzards.
$10 per coyote hide from local chicken houses in the valley.


I've seen a couple of coyotes running around locally; even close to the beach. Flocks of free-range guinea fowl are noticeably absent in the county in recent years. Gonna get bad for ticks again.

We need to get some gorillas.
 
2012-11-04 09:50:47 AM  
Coyotes have to eat too.
 
2012-11-04 10:00:44 AM  
I'm conflicted after reading this article. It's too bad that people's beloved pets are being attacked by coyotes....but I have a unique hatred of small dogs ( used to deliver papers, decades ago)


/ oddly enough, I never had a real problem with big dogs
// got barked at by a doberman on my route, and slobbered on by a Great Dane during my monthly collections run.
 
2012-11-04 10:07:31 AM  

freewill: When I was a kid in Illinois, on my paper route, coyotes would run alongside my bicycle before dawn trying to play. They're everywhere at night, and most residents have no idea.


Umm, did it look anything like this?

If so, they weren't playing. They were scoping you out as a target, they're just cautious about it.
 
2012-11-04 10:14:54 AM  

doglover: JesseL: I keep these in my kitchen rifle just for reminding coyotes and javelina about their place in my world:

[media.midwayusa.com image 850x637]

Kinda weird lookin'

Why's it a cone?


I guess because it's so it can still be vaguely aerodynamic and be only half the weight of a standard .22 long rifle bullet
 
2012-11-04 10:21:15 AM  

Anastacya: Brontes: AOL throwing stars?

Oh wow, does that take me back. Not that I ever did anything evil with AOL CDs...



Not even this?

Link
 
2012-11-04 10:22:17 AM  
www.beyond-black-friday.com
Somebody still produces actually newspapers made of newsprint paper?
Where can I buy some of these? I'm spending a fortune on Kindles!
 
2012-11-04 10:31:08 AM  

DanInKansas: JesseL: I keep these in my kitchen rifle...

Your kitchen rifle? How the fark is your kitchen organized? Knife rack, broadsword, spice cabinet, rifle, ammo, pots and pans?

Is there a living room shotgun? A dinette .357?


Bathroom gas grenades?
 
2012-11-04 10:38:48 AM  

DanInKansas: JesseL: I keep these in my kitchen rifle...

Your kitchen rifle? How the fark is your kitchen organized? Knife rack, broadsword, spice cabinet, rifle, ammo, pots and pans?

Is there a living room shotgun? A dinette .357?


That's not too far off.

The sword in the kitchen is more of a rapier. There's no dinette really, and the living room has a .40.
 
2012-11-04 11:12:00 AM  

Lunaville: wildlifer: I use my 1942 German Mauser on coyotes. Works great, surplus ammo are cheap and plentiful. Remove the hide, leave the rest for the buzzards.
$10 per coyote hide from local chicken houses in the valley.

You sound so strong and manly.


Does it scare you that I control the predators on my land or that I do it with a rifle. I put my jeans on one leg at a time. Manly, you betcha, strong, manual labor on 160 acres takes care of that.
Coyotes are controlled in favor of me allowing another apex predator to flourish. Such as the mountain lion and bobcat.
 
2012-11-04 11:18:19 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: I'm conflicted after reading this article. It's too bad that people's beloved pets are being attacked by coyotes....but I have a unique hatred of small dogs ( used to deliver papers, decades ago)


/ oddly enough, I never had a real problem with big dogs
// got barked at by a doberman on my route, and slobbered on by a Great Dane during my monthly collections run.


Great Danes are awesome dogs. I wish I had a few acres of land I would get one.
 
2012-11-04 11:38:06 AM  
Had some people move in a few years ago 2 houses from mine (semi-rural area).Less than a week after they moved in they came over asking if we'd seen their Chihuahua.Told them they'd never see it again,coyotes,hawks & a huge Great Horned owl had seen to that.
So the next week they get another rat dog & let it outside.2 days later,it's gone too,now they keep them inside.

/hate Chihuahuas
//15 years as a Realtor,only dogs that bit me were those rat dogs
 
2012-11-04 11:47:40 AM  

JesseL: Coyotes just aren't as scared of people as they used to be or ought to be. We've spent too long quietly watching them and even feeding them, instead of doing our damndest to remind them that we're the apex predators and not to be farked with.


Oh I know, it's getting so you can't kill anything any time you want to anymore. What is the world coming to?
Except for maybe a coyote:

Wyoming

Season? Year round
Hunting License? No.
Daily Limit? No daily or season limit.

West Virginia
Season? West Virginia has a continuous open season for day hunting of coyotes (1/2 hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset).  Individuals must obtain permission from the landowner and remain in an open field, out of the closed woods.  Night hunting is open January 1 through July 31.
Hunting License? A West Virginia hunting license is required for hunting coyotes.
Daily Limit? There are no daily, annual or season bag limits

Washington
Season? Open year round.
Hunting License? Yes.
Daily Limit? None

Vermont
Season? No season
Hunting License? Yes.
Daily Limit? No daily or possession limit

Utah

Season? Coyotes can be hunted any time. The DWR does not offer a bounty for coyotes, however, individual county and city governments may.  Since the coyote is not under our jurisdiction, we do not keep a list of which cities or counties may be offering bounties.  You will need to contact these agencies individually. 
Hunting License? No.
Daily Limit? No.

Texas
Season? Not on private property, they may be hunted year-round but you must have landowner permission. On our public hunting lands, not all units allow coyotes to be taken; you must check with each individual unit to see if coyotes are a legal species.
Hunting License? Yes,
Daily Limit? No

Tennessee
Season? Coyote hunting is open year round in Tennessee
Hunting License? Yes
Daily Limit? No

Oregon
Season?  Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year.
Hunting License?  An Oregon hunting license is required.
Daily Limit?  No daily limit

Oklahoma
Season? Open year-round
Hunting License? A hunting license or proof of exemption.
Daily Limit? No daily, season, or possession limit.

Ohio
Season? Coyotes may be hunted throughout the year (there is no closed season)
Hunting License? An Ohio hunting license is required
Daily Limit? There is no daily limit. 

New Mexico
Season? No season limits on coyotes.
Hunting License? Residents are not required to obtain a license to hunt them. Non-residents must obtain either a non-game animal license or any current NM non-resident hunting license.
Daily Limit? No bag limits on coyotes.

Nebraska

Season? Open year round.
Hunting License? Not for residents, nonresidents need a nonresident hunting permit.
Daily Limit? No

Minnesota
Season? Coyotes may be hunted throughout the entire year.
Hunting License? Residents and nonresidents may hunt coyotes in Minnesota without a license.
Daily Limit? There is no daily or possession limit.

Iowa
Season? Continuous Open Season
Hunting License? Yes
Daily Limit? None

Illinois

 Season? Yes, the season in Illinois is open year round. 
Hunting License? Yes, coyotes hunters in Illinois are required to purchase a general hunting license and a habitat stamp unless exempt by law.
Daily Limit? No limits

Colorado

Season? Colorado allows year round coyote hunting.
Hunting License? A state license is required.
Daily Limit? No daily or seasonal limit.

California
Season? Coyotes are defined as nongame mammals and may be hunted throughout the year.
Hunting License? A California hunting license is required.
Daily Limit? No.

Etc. etc. etc.......In all but a few states, there's no hunting season (you can kill them year-round), and no bag limits.
 
2012-11-04 12:04:11 PM  
Was just Coyote hunting this morning. Didn't see one all day, saw 2 great looking deer but the season doesn't start for another 3 weeks.

Coyotes are a not uncommon sight where I live. Near us there's abandoned wildlife park, everyone takes their dogs there because it's pretty much acknowledged as an unofficial off leash area. Probably about 50 acres in total with the orads still there and then rest brush and wild hay. In the wintertime when I go near dusk I carry a knife and a an ASP, the wife has a small canister of dog spray. Hear them howling sometimes but have never seen them, the dogs have barked agressively at something in the bush a couple of times but still haven't seen anything.

Not small dogs either, a 75lb Boxer and a 110 lb Neopolitan Mastiff/Boxer mix. The neo is younger but usually serves as alpha, I'd hate to be the Coyote that messed with her. The Boxer is just too friendly for his own good sometimes, but he'll defend her when needed.

/CDogSB
 
2012-11-04 12:15:17 PM  

cryinoutloud: JesseL: Coyotes just aren't as scared of people as they used to be or ought to be. We've spent too long quietly watching them and even feeding them, instead of doing our damndest to remind them that we're the apex predators and not to be farked with.

Oh I know, it's getting so you can't kill anything any time you want to anymore. What is the world coming to?
Except for maybe a coyote:


Way to miss the point.

Most people who see a coyote get quiet and still and do their best not to frighten it away. They act like prey. Eventually the coyotes get the message and start treating people like prey.

People (and pets) get attacked and then the coyotes have to be tracked down and killed for doing exactly what we encouraged them to do.

The best thing to do for the welfare of ourselves and the coyotes is to make them feel unwelcome around people. Make noise, throw shiat at them, and for farks sake don't feed them.
 
2012-11-04 12:28:18 PM  
wildlifer: I use my 1942 German Mauser on coyotes. Works great, surplus ammo are cheap and plentiful. Remove the hide, leave the rest for the buzzards.
$10 per coyote hide from local chicken houses in the valley.


I'm kinda partial to a .45 calibre air rifle. Nearly silent and has over double the range of a bow or crossbow
 
2012-11-04 12:32:43 PM  

kiapolo: [static.ddmcdn.com image 400x277]


That's what I thought too but it doesn't make mention of a fax machine.
 
2012-11-04 01:50:18 PM  

wildcardjack: I've found vinyl discs to be an excellent mid-range weapon.


8in floppy discs are better. The corners can be lethal at high speed.
 
2012-11-04 02:14:33 PM  
I was wondering why she was hauling a CRT monitor on a walk. Then read it happened at home.

CSS
When I lived in Denver, we would walk the dog in the evening. One night all the dogs in the area around us (2 on leashes, a couple in houses and a few in back yards.just went nuts, barking and snarling and yanking against the leash. Then, bold as you please, a coyote came walking down the middle of the street. Hubby had to just about lay on our's to keep him from going after that coyote.
/CSS
 
2012-11-04 07:54:51 PM  
I've got a Jack Russell that would have engaged the coyote. When hes taken outside, if he doesn't know you and you come into the yard, to him your an interloper that should be dealt with accordingly

/his instinct to protect goes too far sometimes...to the point that if anyone is in the door way to my room at my parents, he'll kick into protection mode
 
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