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    When it is late winter and they have gone awhile without food they get pretty brave. They come up in our yard looking for food when it is really cold. They will eat cats, dogs or whatever is available. They have been known to drag crying babies off into the woods, because they sound like dying rabbits. The squeek from this guys boot is what called him in that close, it sounds exactly like a mouse squeeker yote hunters use to get them in close. This guy was clearly provoking him to come closer. He lip squeeked to get him to come back when he started to run off and then ran backwards to make his boot squeek. From my view point the yote was just doing what yotes do...look'n for easy meals trying to survive.

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    Should have shot and killed it.

    Avoid trouble in the future.

    Make a pair of warm gloves now.

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    That coyote looks domesticated to me, looks like a dog that wants to play. If he was seriously trying to attack he would have been crouched, creeping forward with his ears pinned back, hair on his neck all bristled out and his teeth barred. I have a lot of coyotes in my area and I've run into a few over the years and I've never seen one act like that before, usually they bug out so fast their feet don't touch the ground. I always walk with a oak hiking stick I made from a sapling a few years ago, the fat end is a nice club and the narrow end has been sharpened and hardened in a fire for just such an encounter.

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    Made me think he was "counting coup", tho he could be semi-domesticated. I'd hafta agree with having a walking stick, to extend one's circle of defense.

    Matt in Texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Legged Josh View Post
    That mangy cur would have died of lead poisoning around me.

    a foot in the a$$ with a side of .45 in the dome.

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    I don't think it is his pet coyote but I do think it has been left food scraps by those that reside there. Might be a regular visitor that has lost fear of humans . Looks like a long-term work site.
    It's not wagging it's tail like a dog would when playing with it's master.

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    Did I mention I carry a gun in the woods?


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    If a wild coyote ever got that close to me or my family, there would be one less coyote in the world.

    "Pet" coyote or not, there will come a time that it's lack of fear around humans will make it a serious threat. In my personal opinion, that guy is six kinds of stupid for messing around with a wild animal like that.

    Plus, it could pass it's fearlessness on to new generations of coyotes. Just what we all need running around in the woods. Whole packs of predators that aren't afraid, or at least cautious, of humans...

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    He should have hit it with his hockey stick.

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    When I've seen yotes go for cattle they do this snip and back off stuff as a pack. They do it to wear a larger animal down. Least thats what I was always told.

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