My little dog is a fucken warrior ! That fucken coyote fucken tried but my little old man put up a fight. He’s getting his wounds fix at the hospital as we speak. There’s no need for prayers. Prey for that coyote to not return or he be fighting with me personally
This kid has his priorities straight.
So I got to the end of my run and I turn around to head back and out of the corner of my eye I see a little head sticking out over the top of a hill. I take a look at it and there’s a Coyote sitting there watching me. I quickly made a detour to go the long way home(the 2.5 mile path). as I cross the bridge and start to head off I turn around to see if it’s following me. It was. It was at the other end of the bridge.
There is nothing like the adrenaline rush of a Coyote following you in the dark. Needless to say, even after my run, I still had the energy to run back home.
Eastern coyotes have been far more aggressive and less afraid of humans recently. While it is difficult to know precisely why this is, most experts agree that recreational use of cocaine combined with serious mommy issues have contributed. Coyotes are not particularly sound of mind and judgement at the best of times.
There are some simple but effective steps you can take if confronted by one or more of these junkies to ensure you will safely walk away from the situation.
Remember D U S T:
- act DISTRACTED
- and UNIMPRESSED
- now SHRUG
- and then TURN your back
Coyotes have incredibly poor self esteem and can be completely debilitated by this. Despite what may seem like the conventional wisdom, you actually run no risk of provoking an attack by this show of disrespect. The effect is just the opposite. Treating them so dismissively; acting as if they are contemptible for presuming to be a threat so severely hurts their sense of self that they will just mope away into the shadows of the forest to sulk and feel sorry for themselves for a good long while.