Coyote footage , have you seen this?

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  1. hastings

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NqVE9qfg7yI. Have you seen this? What do you think? Fair warning ample use of the f bomb.


    [video=youtube;NqVE9qfg7yI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqVE9qfg7yI[/video]
     
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    I had a buddy tell me of a very similar experience in Colorado. Although it may seem playful, I think that the coyote was probably trying to protect something, young or possibly a kill.

    Murph
     
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    Yes saw that before,and similar experience happen to me a few years ago,let me tell you i was kinda of freaked out at first but after a while i was laughing to see that coyote act like a dog...Will remember that for the rest of my life,and my father in law too,he almost sh..himself hahaha....
     
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    testing you
     
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    That coyote is far to familiar with people. Trouble in the making.
     
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    Was he trying to be the crocodile hunter ?
    Would have never got into my personal space which is anything in pistol range.
     
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    he is not acting right. he should be scared of people. he might have rabies or somthing
     
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    That mangy cur would have died of lead poisoning around me.
     
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    my thoughts exactly Josh!!!
     
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    LOL...@4:00..."you cant hurt me m*****f***er, owe owe owe"

    His fuzzy little butt would have been on his way to Skab to make me one of his bags.
     
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    Ample usage of 'eh' lol
     
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    I would be wearing him as a hat!

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    Thats a beautiful yote. The ones we have out here are mangy desert dogs.
     
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    Ill bet that is a domesticated animal out for a walk with its master. Looks staged to me like a pup out for play. I cant believe a wild animal acting like that, or anyone being that big of an idiot with a true wild coyote. At the end of the video he shows "my trailer" and he even calls it "my dog". Out for a walk in his front yard.
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    I'm inclined to agree with this. I can't imagine someone sticking their foot our for a coyote to nip at or trying to reach out their hand to it. The coyote went for the shoe, but never the hand - anyone else notice that? OTOH, if it was legit and if I was in the same situation (or most anyone else I'd wager) that coyote would be dead the second it came in range.
     
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    Except this was in Canada and he probably didn't have a gun..., eh.
     
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    Yea, good point. I meant range of any weapon though..
     
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    And after that I would have emptied my soiled trousers.
     
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    Point taken, but if you're ever in Canada it's a tool not a weapon :3:
     
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    I am inclined to agree that this was not a wild coyote... it was not acting afraid, and it looked far to healthy to have gotten to that "desperate enough to attack a human" stage... and a truly wild coyote probably wouldn't have screwed around for that long... the way that jerk was acting would have landed him a serious injury or two in that timeframe... that said, even if this was a human raised coyote, it is not a domesticated animal by any means... I know a couple people who have been attacked by coyotes they raised because they forgot they are not a dog...
     
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    Any time you see a pack animal roaming by itself it's either a juvenile trying to figure things out or it has been ostracized/kicked out of the pack. This one looks young and healthy enough to be a juvenile trying to figure things out but what amazes me the most is that this jagaloon sat down, on the snow, that close to a predator. I do believe that ranks near the top of the bad decision/darwin award list. Unless he has raised it and had it around for a while. Still stupid and idiotic but I could see how someone might be lulled into a false sense of security with such an animal.
     
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    I've seen polar bears and wolves in town up north (shot them, too), and they act like people are of no consequence. They usually end up dead because of it. Worlds a big place, but critters wander into town once in a while, especially if hungry. It isn't always because of humans leaving food out, garbage, etc., sometimes it's just because their natural food is in short supply. There have even been coyote attacks here in Nova Scotia recently. One family, this summer last, were in their tent & had to phone for help while they held them at bay until rangers and RCMP located them. The year before, a young woman was killed in Cape Breton while hiking alone, by a small pack. The coyotes here are quite big compared to Western North America. They're cross bred with wolves and get up to around 65-70 lbs, while out in the prairies, Alberta, NWT and BC, they are usually 30-40 lbs. Many police service dogs are 70-80 lbs, so a coyote that size can obviously do some damage.
     
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    If I wasn't armed I would have had my "walking stick" an ash rake handle. That yote would have a spitting headache the first time he got close
     
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    You really can see where dogs get it. He went right for the shoes. My buddy's pit does the same thing, has since he was a puppy and no amount of whacking him on the head will make him think shoes are any less enticing.

    Bad dog.
     
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    I agree, I may have misused the word "domesticated' when it comes to wild animals, but I personally feel the same about pit bulls and some other breeds as well. I dont believe they are ever really fully domesticated either. I formed that opinion right after my neighbors pit, that he raised from a pup, attacked his wife, another neighbor, then my wife. Some animals never get over there wild nature.
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    Have two living behind my house in a populated area. I was able to get pretty close before it took off. This one is definitely too comfortable with people.
     
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    I know I wouldn't have stuck my foot out on front of him like some circus trainer...on the other hand I think he would have been introduced to my side arm! Won't take many chances with yotes...their just like hogs...over populated.
     
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    I've had a few run ins with coyotes. Had them walk through my yard at night, and walk within 20 feet of me when at work. I've even had them come around camp in the middle of the night several times. I've never treated any wild animal like this though.

    Of course the main reason I think that this guy has spent previous time with that one though is that it continued to follow him, despite the half hearted scare the guy gave. Most animals will run and not stop to look back if they think you are the bigger bad ass. Works for the supposedly domesticated ones just as much as the unquestionably wild ones in my experience.
     
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    Around here coyotes won't get anywhere near a human. I hear them yip all night and see tracks in my yard but hardly ever see one besides when I 'm driving down the road at night. When I was out west those bastards would come right into our camp and grab anything they could...I wouldnt' say they were fearless but they definitely had some testicular fortitude compared to the coyotes in n.e . Ohio.
     
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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.

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    a foot in the a$$ with a side of .45 in the dome. :dblthumb:
     
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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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    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.:22:
     
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    To be honest I was waiting for him to get hamstrung. Keep him preoccupied in front and nail him from behind. I that was me it would have been dead when it first charged him.
     
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    Have had many coyotes on our land over the years. None looked as much like a cross with a dog as this one. Also the tail up and wagging; I have never seen that no matter how close I have been. They seem to carry their tails low, almost tucked in. I think this was part dog and definitely staged.
     
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    That little coyote didn't look like much of a threat. That "attack" certainly wouldn't warrant a shooting. A good boot to the face would have sent him running. And yes, I do live in coyote country.
     
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    about 22 seconds in, when he started running at the guy, that's when i would start shooting. we usually shoot them on sight (as requested by my family members whos land i use) so im not sure it would even last that long. greatt video and thanks for sharing.
     
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    My reaction would have been several swift kicks/stomps and not allow the yote to feel it was in charge. I understand it makes for good vid but what if the next hiker has young children. Oh and if the boot did not send out the message, I'm sure the Glock 23 would have.
     
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    I thought the guy was trying to lose a finger around the 3 minute mark.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    When I was stationed in San Diego we would head out to Joshua Tree State Park for long weekends. Some of the coyotes in the park would act like the one in the video because people would feed them. They would come up to you all playful, almost like your dog at home would. When they realized you weren't going to give them food they would get a bit pushy and made for a bad situation.
     
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    My wife "why doesn't the guy just lie down and act wounded since he's being stupid, or better yet flop around and make wounded rabbit sounds." I love her.
     
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    Yep he would make a real nice fur ruff for my parka.
     

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