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(Komo)   Man attacked by 3 coyotes in own backyard. Survives thanks to failed ACME products   (komonews.com) divider line 118
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2013-01-01 12:38:47 PM  
If there's a coyote attack in your neighborhood or one showing aggression, you are urged to contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

I think I'd contact the Department of High Speed Projectiles.
 
2013-01-01 12:40:02 PM  
If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.
 
2013-01-01 12:47:18 PM  
When asked for a statement, the man responded "Meep, meep!"
 
2013-01-01 01:02:41 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.


True. And as long as they don't attack me, we'll get along just fine.
 
2013-01-01 01:16:05 PM  
i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.
 
2013-01-01 02:48:41 PM  
Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?
 
2013-01-01 03:48:42 PM  

brantgoose: Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?


On the next full moon.
 
2013-01-01 03:51:55 PM  

brantgoose: Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?


+1
/lives in the country
//not worried about no stinkin coyotes
 
2013-01-01 04:13:37 PM  
A local man was attacked by coyotes in his own backyard and spent most of Friday night in the emergency room.

They include that detail as though it means his injuries were bad or something.

If you don't want to wait all night in the ER, then show up with life-threatening problems. You get whisked right through.

If you want to wait until almost everyone else has been seen, then show up with something that could go untreated a couple of days without posing a serious risk to your health.
 
2013-01-01 04:23:06 PM  
I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.
 
2013-01-01 05:11:14 PM  
If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

/too soon?
//too much?
///tries to cover all the bases.
 
2013-01-01 05:15:16 PM  
That's why country folk don't stay out all night.
 
2013-01-01 05:24:50 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.


Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?
 
2013-01-01 05:25:32 PM  

fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.


chances are, there were 10 or fewer in the woods - when they get to talking to each other, it sounds like a roomful of 'em chattering....
 
2013-01-01 05:27:06 PM  
If he needs a bodyguard, we'll sell him Rick Perry.
 
2013-01-01 05:28:16 PM  

blankmangedeux: fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.

chances are, there were 10 or fewer in the woods - when they get to talking to each other, it sounds like a roomful of 'em chattering....


My guess is more like 4-5.  I've seen a pack that size and the howl sounds like an auditorium full of them.
 
2013-01-01 05:30:02 PM  
Hopefully, he will guard against future attacks by painting a tunnel on the side of his house.
 
2013-01-01 05:30:40 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Obscure?

/NO
//DOESN'T YOUR OBSCURE,
///CALBERT
 
2013-01-01 05:31:31 PM  
Yet another reason South King County is dangerous.
 
2013-01-01 05:31:55 PM  
Based on his side of the story, sounds like this asshole went over and tried to pet them and got nipped.  Coyotes do not attack humans; small dogs and cats, maybe, but never people.
 
2013-01-01 05:37:55 PM  
24 Rabies shots? What's up with that? It used to be a 14 shot treatment, then went down to 5 shots, I think.
 
2013-01-01 05:38:36 PM  
The story is suspicious. Walking your dog in your back yard? And no bite marks, just feline-type scratches?
 
2013-01-01 05:38:56 PM  
"Scarberry spent most of the night in the emergency room - diagnosed with a coyote bite and scratches."

This just in: man shot, diagnosed with a bullet hole.
 
2013-01-01 05:40:04 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Based on his side of the story, sounds like this asshole went over and tried to pet them and got nipped.  Coyotes do not attack humans; small dogs and cats, maybe, but never people.


I hope so.  I go for walks where there are coyotes.  I'm not walking a small dog/coyote treat, but still.  If there are half a dozen of them, and they're really hungry?

Maybe I should get one of those stout walking sticks.
 
2013-01-01 05:41:58 PM  
I've seem some pretty aggressive coyotes since moving here. One attacked my littlest dog ( shes a 30lb tough as nails cattle dog) but this female did not want to let go. 4 hard as i could kicks later she dropped Abby and trotted off. She kept looking back though waiting for me to drop my guard but she never tried to bite me.

HotWingAgenda is probably right. Got too close and got scratched. His fault.
 
2013-01-01 05:42:46 PM  
Uhh.....about that whole "do not attack humans" thing ...
 
2013-01-01 05:44:15 PM  
 
2013-01-01 05:45:23 PM  
Where I'm from, we deal with constant media fear mongering over the coyote. I see them frequently while hiking and I've ever had a major issue with them.

However, just over a year ago, a young lady was killed by a pair of coyotes while walking one of the more popular trails in the area. Speculation is that she presented herself as prey and panicked, leading to her mauling death. Without question, they are becoming more brazen, but they are wild animals who've lost their habitat to us bottom feeders, and I don't blame them one bit. We, as humans, have the responsibility of being prepared, not eliminating a species. Now, they are trying to retrain the species to be afraid of humans. How? By putting out a bounty and killing as many as they can.
 
2013-01-01 05:46:28 PM  
Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day
 
2013-01-01 05:46:29 PM  
it looks like they scratched his arm a little.
 
2013-01-01 05:46:46 PM  

snuffy: i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.


There will be more of these. Where I live people feed and/or water the animals or they leave out trash where they can get to it. Javalinas and bears can be just as bad. Every so often they take a fido or a fifi out of a yard. When coyotes are not afraid of humans is when they can be dangerous.

I think there is more to the story with this man. Unless they have rabies, coyote deliberate attacks on humans do not happen very often and that is often due to humans being stupid to get near them.
 
2013-01-01 05:49:29 PM  

St_Francis_P: I think I'd contact the Department of High Speed Projectiles.


Thinking the same thing.  A little .22 pistol would be convenient to carry and would deal with the situation.  Would also cause minimal damage in the event you miss your target.
 
2013-01-01 05:49:36 PM  
I'm afraid I will have to slightly disagree with HotWingAgenda - He's right that's the typical behavior. However, over the last 3 years, we have experienced 3 or 4 alarming events with coyotes. Not too long after the young lady was killed, a small child was pulled from a sleeping area while camping.
 
2013-01-01 05:51:09 PM  

sonorangal: snuffy: i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.

There will be more of these. Where I live people feed and/or water the animals or they leave out trash where they can get to it. Javalinas and bears can be just as bad. Every so often they take a fido or a fifi out of a yard. When coyotes are not afraid of humans is when they can be dangerous.

I think there is more to the story with this man. Unless they have rabies, coyote deliberate attacks on humans do not happen very often and that is often due to humans being stupid to get near them.


Still, it would be a reasonable precaution for people to have their local coyotes' nails trimmed.
 
2013-01-01 05:53:59 PM  
Buddy of mine has a ranch with goats and cattle. Has coyotes coming through on pretty regular basis. 1 coyote is a problem fer yer chickens. 2 is a nuisance. 3 means keep an eye on yer goats, 4 can give yer cattle problems. Any more than that, and yer on the menu if they are hungry enough. Dont walk around without a gun, mostly because of the hogs though.

Coyotes never fark with the hogs.
 
2013-01-01 05:54:43 PM  
Coyote attacks in Nova Scotia:

May 2012

Sept 2012

Oct 2009 (Fatal)

August 2010


OK, so my dates were off, but you get the point. I heard they like Maritimer meat. :)
 
2013-01-01 05:55:45 PM  

LonMead: Opening statements from the plaintiff and the defense, Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Products Corporation.



National Lampoon covered this back in 1982. Coyote lost despite supporting testimony from the Roadrunner.
 
2013-01-01 05:57:25 PM  

Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?


/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason
 
2013-01-01 05:59:30 PM  

SwiftFox: Still, it would be a reasonable precaution for people to have their local coyotes' nails trimmed.


Best get someone with experience:
www.nannygoatsinpanties.com

Better still, just keep 'em on the other side of the door.
m1.mattters.com
 
2013-01-01 06:00:08 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason


They banned sawed-off shotguns?
 
2013-01-01 06:04:46 PM  
"But when they're starting to threaten the animals and people in their territory, it's gone a little bit overboard."

Fixed
 
2013-01-01 06:08:49 PM  

SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?


Yep, has to be 18+ inches of barrel I believe.
 
2013-01-01 06:10:02 PM  

PapaChester: "But when they're starting to threaten the animals and people in their territory, it's gone a little bit overboard."

Fixed


Have they got a flag?
 
2013-01-01 06:10:05 PM  
Dear Penthouse: I was once attacked by 3 cougars in my back yard
 
2013-01-01 06:10:32 PM  

SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?


or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......
 
2013-01-01 06:12:48 PM  

JonnyG: I'm afraid I will have to slightly disagree with HotWingAgenda - He's right that's the typical behavior. However, over the last 3 years, we have experienced 3 or 4 alarming events with coyotes. Not too long after the young lady was killed, a small child was pulled from a sleeping area while camping.


That was probably a dingo...
 
2013-01-01 06:14:14 PM  

blankmangedeux: SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?

or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......


...............ok so yer plan is to maim the coyote, make sure its in serious pain.............and angry. At which point you will be using the air rifle as a club I assume or do you plan on adding a bayonet to make it really interesting?
 
2013-01-01 06:14:41 PM  

fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.


Pft. Everyone knows to be safe from coyotes you just need a couple of boulders and some Acme anvils.
 
2013-01-01 06:19:56 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.

Untrue. Often it was wolf's neighborhood first, coyotes are newcomers. My granddad lived in New Hampshire before any coyotes ever did.

New Hampshire's wolf population was wiped out by 1900, and only recently, over the last few decades have coyotes started to move in. Tonight begins night hunting season for coyotes in NH (daytime open season year round). They are considered an invasive species in New Hampshire; many people would like to see coyotes eradicated from the state.
 
2013-01-01 06:20:39 PM  

orclover: blankmangedeux: SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?

or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......

...............ok so yer plan is to maim the coyote, make sure its in serious pain.............and angry. At which point you will be using the air rifle as a club I assume or do you plan on adding a bayonet to make it really interesting?


At that point you drop the airgun and lunge at the coyote with your bare hands.  Headbutt it a few times, then chew its nipples off to teach it a lesson.
 
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