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Today, me and a couple of friends decided to go camping in a national park . When we got there, a ranger came up to us and said, "There have been many sightings of coyotes, don't worry, if they charge you, they'll bluff and flee at the last moment." We met a coyote, it didn't bluff. FML
Ok, everyone saying that coyotes are smaller than their dogs, that may be true, but in many places coyotes are becoming as big as wolves because they are taking over the niche of endangered wolves. and they can take down a deer, they've taken down adult horses in my area which are bigger and stronger than deer. and yes I agree that coyotes, as with most wild animals, have a natural fear of humans, but they are becoming more bold and they often come right onto people's porches and stuff. Lots of people have been attacled or killed by coyotes, they also come into people's yards to kill their dogs, in one incident a single coyote killed two rotties.
They are also more aggressive than wolves, making them more intimidating, and not everyone knows how to deal with a wild animal when it charges them. The park ranger should have explained what to do when a coyote charged. And Op wouldn't have known if the animal was rabid or not because the foaming at the mouth occurs in the later stages, along with the loss of coordination and emmaciation. In the earlier stages, the animal does not foam at the mouth and is just overly aggressive. Either way, most people can say what they would do if a wild animal charged them, but few would actually be able to do it if actually happened to them.
Speak your mind, but please try and be respectful.
Friday 7 March 2014