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Coyote survives 75 mph collision with car...
Ny Daily news ^ | October 26th 2009, 4:19 PM | Ethan Sacks

Posted on 10/26/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT by GSP.FAN

Daniel East and his sister, Tevyn, were driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah earlier this month, when their car slammed into a coyote that scurried in their path, reported Rex Features.

Believing there was no way the wild animal could survive the 75 mph collision, the pair kept driving for eight more hours to their destination, where they finally inspected the damage to their car.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: coyote; roadkill
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1 posted on 10/26/2009 6:16:19 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: GSP.FAN

Holy Carp!


2 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GSP.FAN

3 posted on 10/26/2009 6:18:58 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

They can survive huge rocks landing on them and also falling off of very high rock ledges. There’s video of them on ACME rocket skates just after.


4 posted on 10/26/2009 6:19:24 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: GSP.FAN

Awwwwww. poor thing.


5 posted on 10/26/2009 6:19:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: GSP.FAN

What kind of moron drives 8 more hours before checking things out?


6 posted on 10/26/2009 6:19:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: beaversmom

What I never understood is why go through all of that torture just to catch a little skinny bird, I mean there can’t be too much meat on a Roadrunner.


7 posted on 10/26/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beaversmom

I guess he should have bown the horn. Meep meep


8 posted on 10/26/2009 6:22:11 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: cripplecreek
...moron drives 8 more hours...

That's what I was thinking.

9 posted on 10/26/2009 6:22:59 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Now wait a minute...they drove another 600 miles? in 8 hours? and never had to stop for any other reason???

must have camel bladders


10 posted on 10/26/2009 6:23:14 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Too bad he didn’t kill it. The world needs fewer coyotes and raccoons.


11 posted on 10/26/2009 6:23:23 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Obama = Nixon II)
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To: GSP.FAN

Well, the 600 mile walk home on a gimpy leg is gonna do him in.


12 posted on 10/26/2009 6:25:11 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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13 posted on 10/26/2009 6:26:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: GSP.FAN

Good Wyle E. Good boy.


14 posted on 10/26/2009 6:27:36 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Sarah Palin irritates all the right people." -Dennis Miller)
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To: Cloverfarm

I gotta agree, I can walk out my door and hear coyotes yipping and howling right now.

And I think I’ve seen more dead raccoons this year than ever.


15 posted on 10/26/2009 6:28:25 PM PDT by digger48
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To: cripplecreek

>>What kind of moron drives 8 more hours before checking things out?

Indeed. I clipped a deer with my rear quarter-panel some years ago around the Mendocino-Humboldt line on 101 in California one night. I expected the worst, so I stopped immediately and got out with the Mag Light and the .357. Fortunately- Bambi was okay and sprinted off into the woods after the collision. You hit some creature it’s awful, but you take care of business if you have to. Stop and check. Better than having some creature suffering in your engine compartment. Or worse.


16 posted on 10/26/2009 6:28:27 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
A gimpy leg is the least of my worries..
17 posted on 10/26/2009 6:31:39 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: GSP.FAN

Were his passengers ok?


18 posted on 10/26/2009 6:32:45 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: digger48
they drove another 600 miles? in 8 hours? and never had to stop for any other reason???

No stopping to gas up? What the hell, dual tank? 50 mpg?
Something stinks about this story

19 posted on 10/26/2009 6:33:40 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o).. Elect Marco Rubio in 2010 .. (o)
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To: GSP.FAN

“Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, Genius. I have finally found something from Acme that works...body armor.”

20 posted on 10/26/2009 6:34:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


21 posted on 10/26/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: GSP.FAN

Then what happened, is what I want to know ? You don’t just gently lift an injured coyote out of your engine compartment I’m guessing...


22 posted on 10/26/2009 6:42:23 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: GSP.FAN

Coyotes are tough little buggers from what I understand and from what is obvious from this picture! I remember once reading the NY Daily News years ago one ended up being found out on Long Island for cryin’ out loud! Don’t know how it got out there. If you know anything about NY, traffic on the LIE(Long Island Expressway) is murder!/sarcasm)


23 posted on 10/26/2009 6:43:14 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: RichInOC

ROTFLMAO!!! Best line of the night!!


24 posted on 10/26/2009 6:44:46 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: digger48

didn’t stop for fuel or pee car and the driver must of had a big tank


25 posted on 10/26/2009 6:49:27 PM PDT by mt tom (WE)
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To: JoeMac

Yeah i drove the LIE and the BQE for years never seen a coyote,went to Death Valley a few years ago,coyotes waiting to be fed at the side of the road, the tourists thought it was cute to feed them.


26 posted on 10/26/2009 6:52:13 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: digger48

30 seconds into this story, I’m thinking a lot of the same questions?

What is up with these morons that report this stuff. Does it not occur to them to ask these questions; the “local animal control expert”?

Local to where? Nevada? Utah? New Mexico? Arizona?

My 11 year okd could have done a better job putting this story together.


27 posted on 10/26/2009 6:53:14 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight")
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To: ThreePuttinDude
This story is bull****! Look what happens when tweety flies in front of you at 50 MPH, poor fellow explodes!! Can only imagine something bigger at 75, also the amount of damage to the car, and the owner doesn't even stop? Yeah Right!!
28 posted on 10/26/2009 6:54:24 PM PDT by mrsalty
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To: Cloverfarm

Terrible thing to say. I’m glad he didn’t die. He looks young and is beautiful.


29 posted on 10/26/2009 6:55:14 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: GSP.FAN; All
But it did manage to survive being dragged for 600 miles.

This story has a smell to it. What small vehicle has a 600+ mile range? Another site says they were driving a Honda Fit hybrid. The Honda Fit has an 11 gallon fuel tank. At an overly generous 40mpg, that 440 miles.

30 posted on 10/26/2009 6:55:17 PM PDT by fso301
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To: digger48

We hear coyotes every single night especially when they are mating. So, they make a lot of noise. Where else are they supposed to go when humans keep invading their habitats? I love hearing them...as for the racoons...well, I’m not thrilled with them...they can be nasty.


31 posted on 10/26/2009 6:56:30 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: Riley

Amen kind person...Amen.


32 posted on 10/26/2009 6:57:01 PM PDT by cubreporter (.)
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To: JoeMac

Wandering Coyote Booted from Airport Hops a Train Instead

http://dogsinthenews.com/issues/0202/articles/020215a.htm


"Are we there yet?"
After being refused airport service, traveling canine "Wiley" decided to take the Red Line train bound for downtown Portland.
(Photo: Dennis Maxwell / Port of Portland)

33 posted on 10/26/2009 6:57:33 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: mrsalty

You’re very correct to call BS on this.
The physics don’t compute.

I remember seeing a car that had hit a duck at the GM Proving Grounds at about 80 mph and it took the carburetor clear off the top of the intake manifold.


34 posted on 10/26/2009 6:58:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: GSP.FAN

I used to have a job that caused me to go to work at 2 am at the first of every month. I live just north of NYC. ONe night I was driving to work and saw a rather long German Shepherd crossing the road. Took me a while to figure out it was a coyote.


35 posted on 10/26/2009 7:02:10 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: fso301
I hope it is not a hoax?
36 posted on 10/26/2009 7:02:51 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: thecodont

LOL! Looks like all the humans decided to ride in a different car!


37 posted on 10/26/2009 7:05:53 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GSP.FAN

What kind of radiator in a small car can function with a large animal blocking the air passage? Strange...


38 posted on 10/26/2009 7:05:53 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: CaptRon

I live in CA now and i hear them howling all the time,i am surrounded by protected land.
Check out the movie Collateral,one scene the taxi is driving down the street, stops at the lights and coyotes run across in front of them in LA...
It is a Tom Cruise movie ,but it is good.


39 posted on 10/26/2009 7:15:35 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: cubreporter

You can hunt coyotes year round in AR. They like all animals are “cute” when little. Grown up are mangy and NOT cute. They also descimate other population of animals. Such as eating turkey eggs etc. They need to be hunted.


40 posted on 10/26/2009 7:18:56 PM PDT by therut
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To: RichInOC
It was only after an additional six hundred miles that they finally stopped to find why their engine was howling.

If it had been a mouse type of squeak, they would have ignored it until next month.

41 posted on 10/26/2009 7:18:57 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: kittymyrib

I report you decide..


42 posted on 10/26/2009 7:21:57 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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Wow, I am so glad they are going to rehab the coyote. This world really needs more coyotes. -sarc-


43 posted on 10/26/2009 7:22:48 PM PDT by Clay Moore (Obama: A good example of why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: thecodont

LOL!! Well there you go! I’ll bet the conducter didn’t give it a second look.


44 posted on 10/26/2009 7:25:50 PM PDT by JoeMac ("Dats all I can stands 'cuz I can't stands no more!'' Popeye The SailorMan)
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To: GSP.FAN

Next time drive faster!!!!


45 posted on 10/26/2009 7:31:24 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: mrsalty
You got that right! Skinned inside out and plasticized by bumper. No way, No how. I have well over a million road miles that agree this is BS.

I could probably post pictoral proof but why?

46 posted on 10/26/2009 7:32:40 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (if it is slimy, sticky and smells bad, it will need handled at some point)
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To: digger48

When I went back to move my sister in law from Saginaw to Bakersafield I went from Amaeillo to Fort Wort without stoping.

My diesel truck had 1,200 miles of fuel.

I don’t remember the exact time on that leg but the total trip from Los Angeles to Saginaw was 37 hours.


47 posted on 10/26/2009 7:34:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Dust in the Wind

Common sense! I know what happens when you hit anything bigger than a bird at 75 mph! Just a made up feel good story!!


48 posted on 10/26/2009 7:40:19 PM PDT by mrsalty
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To: mrsalty
Yep. But are we ready for this? LOL


49 posted on 10/26/2009 7:43:01 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (if it is slimy, sticky and smells bad, it will need handled at some point)
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To: cubreporter
They don't GO anywhere. There are coyotes living in the heart of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. If they have any kind of cover like a creek, bayou or park they can live in very close proximity to humans. They prey on rats, cats and small dogs as well as garbage cans. I saw one in the middle of the day in the middle of Tanglewood, an inner city neighborhood. I had heard they were here and now I have seen one with my own eyes.
50 posted on 10/26/2009 7:51:36 PM PDT by Ditter
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