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Old October 21st, 2016, 05:28 PM   #31
 
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When I worked in New Mexico logging about 1989, we lived in campers on the job as it was 120 miles to the nearest pay phone.
The mountain had a pack of coyotes and they were not shy about letting their presense be known. They would send the pack into one side of the camp raising hell barking, howling, etc.
meantime, two or three would sneak into the opposite side of camp and try and grab something. Guys used to set food out to stay cool. One night they grabbed several gallon jugs of milk off a camper bumper.

The point being, they were way smarter than most people would ever give them credit.
When we heard them howling on one side, we would watch the other side, and usually kill one. But that didnt stop them from trying it again and again.
Kinda makes me wonder where they learned / developed that tactic ?



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These two attachments provide more info.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Mitchell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote_attacks_on_humans

Yes, I think the yotes are nature's terrorists.

Yotes are not to be regarded as timid creatures only seeking to feed themselves. There are elements of aggression combined with a high degree of intelligence that make them a real danger. I believe the 2nd article falls far short of showing the actual number of attacks because there were probably many more that went unreported as the parent(s) feared charges of child neglect thinking the yotes were neighborhood dogs - sort of like letting a two year old play in the traffic only instead of cars/trucks there were yotes.

I did not read of an instance where the attacking yotes actually were rabid. This leads me to believe that aggression motivated the attacks.

I see them occasionally on my daily fitness walks. Attached is a pic showing some weapons that I carry selected for the occasion. When walking around my suburban neighborhood that is frequented by all sorts of wildlife I carry my 1911 and a plastic Sjambok. The Sjambok is real destructive - it will bust an OSB 3/8 X4 18 inches long placed across 2 cement blocks. A well placed hit across a yotes ugly snout would stop any attack. Everybody knows about the 1911.

The rifle is my 6.5-06 that I like to carry when feet on the ground in less settled areas, checking things out when targets of opportunity might appear. The 44 Mag Super Black Hawk is for situations where an attack from some 300 + pound beast might occur.

Poor Taylor's little knife was inadequate. The yote pack might dragged Taylor some distance from the rest room and chewed on her for some time. Dominant attitude towards humans equates with terrorist vs lunch time.

Hey, IMG_0957 - possibly consider a backup companion having something like a 870 with #4 buck.
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Where I hunt they eat the little apples off the cacti that grow on the ground.
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I wanna kill every one of the damn things I see. And will if possible. So I stay armed with that in mind. I live rural, so I have alot of options. No 2 inch barreled pocket rockets are needed here.

I caught one on my game cam at home in the yard last week. So Ive been watching for him too. We also have the two at camp that need evicted. Tonight right at dust I got treated to a very nice 10 point whitetail running the smaller bucks away from his "harem". He even walked over and smelled the sardines, but declined to dine.

As was already stated about coyotes, " Their condition at time of death is not my concern". Just as long as they end up dead.

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Upon returning from our weekly shoot at a nearby range we, Mrs. BassMan and myself, stopped to get our mail at the community mail box which is about 250 yards from our suburban house.

Consumed with concern about rising Medicare premiums, health insurance premiums, and possible other issues including unresolved IRS problems and efforts to collect money owed to us I approached our mail box key in hand.

No weapons, except a Swiss army knife, everything else was in our car.

I returned to our car to see Mrs. BassMan telling me "c c c oyote". Apparently one of the remorseless pale brown eyed killers passed about 5 feet away, in the darkness, from me, between my self and our car parked at the curb.

I am certain that the coyote does not have the inclinations to perform a carjacking or ability to do break and entering. Hopefully, I will learn more about him/her and I even might be able to name him or her - just patrolling our neighborhood looking for something to eat.
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Upon returning from our weekly shoot at a nearby range we, Mrs. BassMan and myself, stopped to get our mail at the community mail box which is about 250 yards from our suburban house.

Consumed with concern about rising Medicare premiums, health insurance premiums, and possible other issues including unresolved IRS problems and efforts to collect money owed to us I approached our mail box key in hand.

No weapons, except a Swiss army knife, everything else was in our car.

I returned to our car to see Mrs. BassMan telling me "c c c oyote". Apparently one of the remorseless pale brown eyed killers passed about 5 feet away, in the darkness, from me, between my self and our car parked at the curb.

I am certain that the coyote does not have the inclinations to perform a carjacking or ability to do break and entering. Hopefully, I will learn more about him/her and I even might be able to name him or her - just patrolling our neighborhood looking for something to eat.
Thats NOT a good thing when they are NOT afraid to be coming that close.
I'd be sending him to Valhalla @ the first opportunity.
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The yotes around here eat junipers berries when the jacks are scarce....
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A few days ago I saw, on the weather channel, a piece entitled - "What would you do??"

The event was an infiltration of a pack of coyotes in a suburban setting. Looked to be 8-12 coyotes. This man was walking his dog - looked like a golden retriever when the coyotes made a run on them.

Some suggestions offered were (1) spray the coyotes with a hose (2) play dead, lie down and (3) be aggressive.

Shooting guns off in suburbia is not permitted. But as a last resort my 1911 would be used. My sjambok hopefully might be of use.

A month ago a coyote infiltrator passes about 8 feet behind me when I was getting our mail. Things that sneak around in the dark freak me out.
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