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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.
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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.
Awwwwww. poor thing.
What kind of moron drives 8 more hours before checking things out?
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.
I guess he should have bown the horn. Meep meep
That's what I was thinking.
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
Too bad he didn’t kill it. The world needs fewer coyotes and raccoons.
Well, the 600 mile walk home on a gimpy leg is gonna do him in.
Good Wyle E. Good boy.
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.
>>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.
Were his passengers ok?
No stopping to gas up? What the hell, dual tank? 50 mpg?
Something stinks about this story
“Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, Genius. I have finally found something from Acme that works...body armor.”
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...
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)
ROTFLMAO!!! Best line of the night!!
didn’t stop for fuel or pee car and the driver must of had a big tank
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.
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.
Terrible thing to say. I’m glad he didn’t die. He looks young and is beautiful.
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.
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.
Amen kind person...Amen.
"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)
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.
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.
LOL! Looks like all the humans decided to ride in a different car!
What kind of radiator in a small car can function with a large animal blocking the air passage? Strange...
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.
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.
If it had been a mouse type of squeak, they would have ignored it until next month.
I report you decide..
Wow, I am so glad they are going to rehab the coyote. This world really needs more coyotes. -sarc-
LOL!! Well there you go! I’ll bet the conducter didn’t give it a second look.
Next time drive faster!!!!
I could probably post pictoral proof but why?
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.
Common sense! I know what happens when you hit anything bigger than a bird at 75 mph! Just a made up feel good story!!
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