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   Man attacked by 3 coyotes in own backyard. Survives thanks to failed ACME products

01 Jan 2013 05:09 PM   |   9010 clicks   |   Komo
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St_Francis_P     
If there's a coyote attack in your neighborhood or one showing aggression, you are urged to contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

I think I'd contact the Department of High Speed Projectiles.

01 Jan 2013 12:38 PM
The My Little Pony Killer    [TotalFark]  
If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.

01 Jan 2013 12:40 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
When asked for a statement, the man responded "Meep, meep!"

01 Jan 2013 12:47 PM
St_Francis_P     

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.


True. And as long as they don't attack me, we'll get along just fine.

01 Jan 2013 01:02 PM
snuffy    [TotalFark]  
i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.

01 Jan 2013 01:16 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?

01 Jan 2013 02:48 PM
Lonestar    [TotalFark]  

brantgoose: Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?


On the next full moon.

01 Jan 2013 03:48 PM
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  

brantgoose: Three coyotés? Can I get that on a t-shirt?


+1
/lives in the country
//not worried about no stinkin coyotes

01 Jan 2013 03:51 PM
Sid_6.7    [TotalFark]  
A local man was attacked by coyotes in his own backyard and spent most of Friday night in the emergency room.

They include that detail as though it means his injuries were bad or something.

If you don't want to wait all night in the ER, then show up with life-threatening problems. You get whisked right through.

If you want to wait until almost everyone else has been seen, then show up with something that could go untreated a couple of days without posing a serious risk to your health.

01 Jan 2013 04:13 PM
fjnorton    [TotalFark]  
I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.

01 Jan 2013 04:23 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     
If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

/too soon?
//too much?
///tries to cover all the bases.

01 Jan 2013 05:11 PM
Scruffinator     
That's why country folk don't stay out all night.

01 Jan 2013 05:15 PM
Sid_6.7    [TotalFark]  

Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.


Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

01 Jan 2013 05:24 PM
blankmangedeux     

fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.


chances are, there were 10 or fewer in the woods - when they get to talking to each other, it sounds like a roomful of 'em chattering....

01 Jan 2013 05:25 PM
ParaHandy     
If he needs a bodyguard, we'll sell him Rick Perry.

01 Jan 2013 05:27 PM
Kibbler     

blankmangedeux: fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.

chances are, there were 10 or fewer in the woods - when they get to talking to each other, it sounds like a roomful of 'em chattering....


My guess is more like 4-5.  I've seen a pack that size and the howl sounds like an auditorium full of them.

01 Jan 2013 05:28 PM
cowballs     
Hopefully, he will guard against future attacks by painting a tunnel on the side of his house.

01 Jan 2013 05:30 PM
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Obscure?

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01 Jan 2013 05:30 PM
seatown75     
Yet another reason South King County is dangerous.

01 Jan 2013 05:31 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  
Based on his side of the story, sounds like this asshole went over and tried to pet them and got nipped.  Coyotes do not attack humans; small dogs and cats, maybe, but never people.

01 Jan 2013 05:31 PM
mark12A     
24 Rabies shots? What's up with that? It used to be a 14 shot treatment, then went down to 5 shots, I think.

01 Jan 2013 05:37 PM
Gyrth     
The story is suspicious. Walking your dog in your back yard? And no bite marks, just feline-type scratches?

01 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
Kif_D     
"Scarberry spent most of the night in the emergency room - diagnosed with a coyote bite and scratches."

This just in: man shot, diagnosed with a bullet hole.

01 Jan 2013 05:38 PM
Kibbler     

HotWingAgenda: Based on his side of the story, sounds like this asshole went over and tried to pet them and got nipped.  Coyotes do not attack humans; small dogs and cats, maybe, but never people.


I hope so.  I go for walks where there are coyotes.  I'm not walking a small dog/coyote treat, but still.  If there are half a dozen of them, and they're really hungry?

Maybe I should get one of those stout walking sticks.

01 Jan 2013 05:40 PM
ApocoLypstick     
I've seem some pretty aggressive coyotes since moving here. One attacked my littlest dog ( shes a 30lb tough as nails cattle dog) but this female did not want to let go. 4 hard as i could kicks later she dropped Abby and trotted off. She kept looking back though waiting for me to drop my guard but she never tried to bite me.

HotWingAgenda is probably right. Got too close and got scratched. His fault.

01 Jan 2013 05:41 PM
doralives     
Uhh.....about that whole "do not attack humans" thing ...

01 Jan 2013 05:42 PM
LonMead     

01 Jan 2013 05:44 PM
JonnyG     
Where I'm from, we deal with constant media fear mongering over the coyote. I see them frequently while hiking and I've ever had a major issue with them.

However, just over a year ago, a young lady was killed by a pair of coyotes while walking one of the more popular trails in the area. Speculation is that she presented herself as prey and panicked, leading to her mauling death. Without question, they are becoming more brazen, but they are wild animals who've lost their habitat to us bottom feeders, and I don't blame them one bit. We, as humans, have the responsibility of being prepared, not eliminating a species. Now, they are trying to retrain the species to be afraid of humans. How? By putting out a bounty and killing as many as they can.

01 Jan 2013 05:45 PM
Plant Rights Activist     
Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day

01 Jan 2013 05:46 PM
SwiftFox     
it looks like they scratched his arm a little.

01 Jan 2013 05:46 PM
sonorangal     

snuffy: i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.


There will be more of these. Where I live people feed and/or water the animals or they leave out trash where they can get to it. Javalinas and bears can be just as bad. Every so often they take a fido or a fifi out of a yard. When coyotes are not afraid of humans is when they can be dangerous.

I think there is more to the story with this man. Unless they have rabies, coyote deliberate attacks on humans do not happen very often and that is often due to humans being stupid to get near them.

01 Jan 2013 05:46 PM
Dinjiin     

St_Francis_P: I think I'd contact the Department of High Speed Projectiles.


Thinking the same thing.  A little .22 pistol would be convenient to carry and would deal with the situation.  Would also cause minimal damage in the event you miss your target.

01 Jan 2013 05:49 PM
JonnyG     
I'm afraid I will have to slightly disagree with HotWingAgenda - He's right that's the typical behavior. However, over the last 3 years, we have experienced 3 or 4 alarming events with coyotes. Not too long after the young lady was killed, a small child was pulled from a sleeping area while camping.

01 Jan 2013 05:49 PM
SwiftFox     

sonorangal: snuffy: i don't expect sighting and encounters with them to decrease any time soon.

There will be more of these. Where I live people feed and/or water the animals or they leave out trash where they can get to it. Javalinas and bears can be just as bad. Every so often they take a fido or a fifi out of a yard. When coyotes are not afraid of humans is when they can be dangerous.

I think there is more to the story with this man. Unless they have rabies, coyote deliberate attacks on humans do not happen very often and that is often due to humans being stupid to get near them.


Still, it would be a reasonable precaution for people to have their local coyotes' nails trimmed.

01 Jan 2013 05:51 PM
orclover     
Buddy of mine has a ranch with goats and cattle. Has coyotes coming through on pretty regular basis. 1 coyote is a problem fer yer chickens. 2 is a nuisance. 3 means keep an eye on yer goats, 4 can give yer cattle problems. Any more than that, and yer on the menu if they are hungry enough. Dont walk around without a gun, mostly because of the hogs though.

Coyotes never fark with the hogs.

01 Jan 2013 05:53 PM
JonnyG     
Coyote attacks in Nova Scotia:

May 2012

Sept 2012

Oct 2009 (Fatal)

August 2010


OK, so my dates were off, but you get the point. I heard they like Maritimer meat. :)

01 Jan 2013 05:54 PM
common sense is an oxymoron     

LonMead: Opening statements from the plaintiff and the defense, Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Products Corporation.



National Lampoon covered this back in 1982. Coyote lost despite supporting testimony from the Roadrunner.

01 Jan 2013 05:55 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?


/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

01 Jan 2013 05:57 PM
LonMead     

SwiftFox: Still, it would be a reasonable precaution for people to have their local coyotes' nails trimmed.


Best get someone with experience:
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Better still, just keep 'em on the other side of the door.
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01 Jan 2013 05:59 PM
SwiftFox     

Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason


They banned sawed-off shotguns?

01 Jan 2013 06:00 PM
PapaChester     
"But when they're starting to threaten the animals and people in their territory, it's gone a little bit overboard."

Fixed

01 Jan 2013 06:04 PM
orclover     

SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?


Yep, has to be 18+ inches of barrel I believe.

01 Jan 2013 06:08 PM
Je5tEr     

PapaChester: "But when they're starting to threaten the animals and people in their territory, it's gone a little bit overboard."

Fixed


Have they got a flag?

01 Jan 2013 06:10 PM
whatshisname     
Dear Penthouse: I was once attacked by 3 cougars in my back yard

01 Jan 2013 06:10 PM
blankmangedeux     

SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?


or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......

01 Jan 2013 06:10 PM
thenooch     

JonnyG: I'm afraid I will have to slightly disagree with HotWingAgenda - He's right that's the typical behavior. However, over the last 3 years, we have experienced 3 or 4 alarming events with coyotes. Not too long after the young lady was killed, a small child was pulled from a sleeping area while camping.


That was probably a dingo...

01 Jan 2013 06:12 PM
orclover     

blankmangedeux: SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?

or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......


...............ok so yer plan is to maim the coyote, make sure its in serious pain.............and angry. At which point you will be using the air rifle as a club I assume or do you plan on adding a bayonet to make it really interesting?

01 Jan 2013 06:14 PM
Gyrfalcon     

fjnorton: I've heard packs of 40 to 50 of em from the howls in the woods behind my house but I've never seen them.
Creepy cause I was a couple hours out from anywhere. I guess Ill make sure to carry my sidearm just to be safe.


Pft. Everyone knows to be safe from coyotes you just need a couple of boulders and some Acme anvils.

01 Jan 2013 06:14 PM
ChicagoKev     

The My Little Pony Killer: If there's a coyote in your neighborhood, chances are it was the coyote's neighborhood first.

Untrue. Often it was wolf's neighborhood first, coyotes are newcomers. My granddad lived in New Hampshire before any coyotes ever did.

New Hampshire's wolf population was wiped out by 1900, and only recently, over the last few decades have coyotes started to move in. Tonight begins night hunting season for coyotes in NH (daytime open season year round). They are considered an invasive species in New Hampshire; many people would like to see coyotes eradicated from the state.

01 Jan 2013 06:19 PM
queezyweezel    [TotalFark]  

orclover: blankmangedeux: SwiftFox: Bit'O'Gristle: Sid_6.7: Bit'O'Gristle: If he had been armed with the hunting weapon of choice, the bushmaster in .223, he would have been fine.

Because when you're being swarmed by smaller animals, a rifle with a long barrel is ideal, right?

/I dunno, ask all the hunters why they use that same rifle for that exact animal. Must be a reason

They banned sawed-off shotguns?

or a handy .22 caliber air gun - may not be enough to outright kill one, but drive it off......

...............ok so yer plan is to maim the coyote, make sure its in serious pain.............and angry. At which point you will be using the air rifle as a club I assume or do you plan on adding a bayonet to make it really interesting?


At that point you drop the airgun and lunge at the coyote with your bare hands.  Headbutt it a few times, then chew its nipples off to teach it a lesson.

01 Jan 2013 06:20 PM
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