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Chihuahua Mix Attacked by Coyote, Saved by Pit Bulls
TheDenverChannel.com ^ | 7/31/2010 | Russell Haythorn

Posted on 08/05/2010 11:45:51 AM PDT by solosmoke

- A Littleton neighborhood is on edge after a coyote attacked and nearly killed a woman's dog Saturday morning. These attacks are becoming more and more common.Buster is a Chihuahua-Terrier mix. He was attacked Saturday morning. "He woke me up at 6:30 to do his thing. I let him out and I came out with him," said Jodi Robinette of Littleton. "And about a minute later, he screamed like I've never heard an animal scream." Robinette ran after Buster and the coyote behind her home at 949 West Peakview Circle near Angeline Little Greenway Park."And right when I came around this corner, the coyote had my dog in his mouth, shaking him as he was running,” she said. "And then, I see the coyote at the very middle of this field drop my dog." Turns out the neighbor’s pit bulls were going after the coyote.As for the pit bulls - they scared off the coyote and then protected Buster under a bush. "They were circling him and sitting by him. Making sure he was all right," said Robinette. "So it needs to be said that there’s some good (in pit bulls) and not all bad."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; gooddog; irresponsibleowner; pitbull
Here's hoping everyone in the neighborhood realizes how important it is to keep their pets safely contained and not just running loose. Apparently, irresponsible ownership can also have an unexpectedly positive outcome.
1 posted on 08/05/2010 11:45:54 AM PDT by solosmoke
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To: solosmoke

Maybe the Pit Bulls where just mad because the Coyote was raiding their larder? ;-)


2 posted on 08/05/2010 11:49:07 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: solosmoke

3 posted on 08/05/2010 11:50:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: solosmoke

Interesting story. Thanks for posting this!!!


4 posted on 08/05/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT by ANKE69 (German Conservative and proud of it!!!)
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To: solosmoke

Good for the pit bulls!


5 posted on 08/05/2010 11:52:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: solosmoke

So what did the poor coyote eat for breakfast then?


6 posted on 08/05/2010 11:52:38 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Chet 99

Right up your alley.


7 posted on 08/05/2010 11:52:49 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

I was about to say that I KNEW chet99 couldn’t have posted this story.....


8 posted on 08/05/2010 11:54:44 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: solosmoke

9 posted on 08/05/2010 11:55:56 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: kanawa

Ping.


10 posted on 08/05/2010 11:56:29 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: clee1

Nope. No more than an anti-gunner would post a story of someone using a gun to defend themselves.


11 posted on 08/05/2010 11:57:29 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: solosmoke

Poor coyote probably thought it was a rat and fair game.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 11:59:30 AM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: solosmoke

Now I understand why pitbulls were so popular with pioneering Americans. The pitbulls dealt with the coyotes and other varmints.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 12:02:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: solosmoke

Is that anything like Chex Mix?


14 posted on 08/05/2010 12:03:40 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There’s not a night goes by that coyotes don’t enter my yard hoping to get one of the feral cats I keep to control snakes. It’s interesting to see how little fear they have of humans these days. They do fear the sound of a firearm discgarging, though.


15 posted on 08/05/2010 12:05:14 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karelian_Bear_Dog


16 posted on 08/05/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: solosmoke

We had a few of them around growing up, never a problem! Until the wrong sort of people started raising them.


17 posted on 08/05/2010 12:09:50 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Paladin2

Put Karelian Bear dogs, Irish wolfhounds, and pitbulls together in a group and they should be able to take care of just about any problem that might crop up.


18 posted on 08/05/2010 12:10:12 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: solosmoke

I live out in the woods and have two old dogs. I try to remember to take my pistol with me when the dogs go out to the backyard, along with a search light. Haven’t seen any coyotes but they have to be here (they’re everywhere).


19 posted on 08/05/2010 12:26:57 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Now I understand why pitbulls were so popular with pioneering Americans

&&&
I was not aware of that fact.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 12:27:15 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: South40

“There’s not a night goes by that coyotes don’t enter my yard hoping to get one of the feral cats I keep to control snakes. It’s interesting to see how little fear they have of humans these days. They do fear the sound of a firearm discgarging, though.”<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

When I lived in southern California, we would often have coyotes come right up. Some would even act injured to get food. They are very clever, and they certainly don’t view us humans as higher up (but they do run if you bend down to pick something up off the ground)!


21 posted on 08/05/2010 12:27:54 PM PDT by solosmoke
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To: solosmoke

22 posted on 08/05/2010 12:29:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trisham

I know Pits can be very dangerous if not raised right. Being an owner of one she is the best dog ever. Loves everyone Pits are extreme protectors at the homefront. I live in an area where coyotes roam plenty, its a comfort having her.


23 posted on 08/05/2010 12:32:13 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

I hear you. Any dog can be dangerous if raised incorrectly.


24 posted on 08/05/2010 12:36:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: solosmoke

Thanks for the articles showing the good side of Pitbulls today with this one and the one that saved the owners from the house fire. A few folks on FR would rather just focus and post the negative about Pit Bulls and not look at the breed as a whole.


25 posted on 08/05/2010 12:42:14 PM PDT by rd1tx (Peace through superior firepower. (U.S. Army))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Put Karelian Bear dogs, Irish wolfhounds, and pitbulls together in a group and their perceived problems will be each other.


26 posted on 08/05/2010 12:53:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: trisham

The only damage I ever took from a dog was from a Toy Manchester that chewed up my hand pretty good.


27 posted on 08/05/2010 12:55:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: JoeProBono; LongElegantLegs

*Ping*


28 posted on 08/05/2010 12:58:05 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: arthurus

The only dog that ever tried to bite me was a long-haired chihuahua. What a nasty creature, who sadly was encouraged to be aggressive through bad training by a clueless owner.


29 posted on 08/05/2010 1:00:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bigg Red

As of the last century they were one of the most popular family dogs, too. Many of the dogs I remember seeing in old pics and thinking of as “mutts” were often Pits.


30 posted on 08/05/2010 1:01:03 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: HungarianGypsy

Post 3


31 posted on 08/05/2010 1:03:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: solosmoke

Go figure, a coyote preying on a mexican.........Who woulda thought.


32 posted on 08/05/2010 1:04:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: hope

Currently, my dog is growling and barking, because she is protecting us from the sound of construction on the main road.


33 posted on 08/05/2010 1:05:04 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: JoeProBono

first time I saw it.. :P


34 posted on 08/05/2010 1:07:00 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: JoeProBono

oops! you’re right. I should have known. :P


35 posted on 08/05/2010 1:07:33 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: solosmoke
In my neighborhood the little ratlike dogs are being hunted down by red tailed hawks. One woman even put a little green safety vest on her dog. She didn't want the hawk to mistake it for a wild animal!
36 posted on 08/05/2010 1:09:45 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: DuncanWaring

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 08/05/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "It's going to take a while for us to dig ourselves out of this hole.'')
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To: HungarianGypsy

What a neat story! Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 08/05/2010 4:54:35 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Bigg Red

If you’re interested, here’s a link to some pictures of early American pitbulls and their owners.

http://www.haynespitbulls.com/pitbullphotohistory.html

At one time, they were the quintessential American dog.


39 posted on 08/05/2010 5:05:25 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Are you the owner of that site? I noticed it happened to belong to a breeder, just curious.


40 posted on 08/05/2010 5:18:16 PM PDT by solosmoke
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To: solosmoke

Packs of coyotes are common in certain areas an attacking dogs isn’t unusual. A pack jumped a fence and attacked a German Shepherd...all they found of him was an ear. They never bothered my Alaskan Malamute...why too much wolf in him.


41 posted on 08/05/2010 5:23:38 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: solosmoke

No, I don’t own the website; I just love seeing the women in their bustles and men wearing bowler hats, posing with their pit bulls. I like old photos. :-)


42 posted on 08/05/2010 7:06:41 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Very interesting old photos. Thanks.

Now I have to go back and look at the photo I have of the family dog from my greatgrandmother’s family c. 1914.


43 posted on 08/06/2010 6:41:35 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: solosmoke
Any person who has ever spent any amount of time with a well bred and raised pit would affirm that this is completely consistent with their character.

Thanks for posting this.

44 posted on 08/06/2010 6:51:19 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bigg Red
"Now I have to go back and look at the photo I have of the family dog from my greatgrandmother’s family c. 1914."

They were a popular breed at the time; both Helen Keller and Teddy Roosevelt (among numerous others) were pit bull owners.

45 posted on 08/06/2010 6:54:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I too love the old pics. It really shows how adored those dogs were at one time, by every type of person, and also how most were not gigantic slobbering monsters, but petite, well-put-together bull and terriers. Thanks for the pictures! I am bookmarking the page to use later.


46 posted on 08/06/2010 6:58:56 AM PDT by solosmoke
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To: Bigg Red

Aren’t they cool? I suspect that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood dog Jack, the ‘brindled bull dog’, was a pit bull. I don’t think a brachycephalic English Bull Dog could have covered the ground that Jack did.


47 posted on 08/06/2010 6:59:12 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Paladin2

Love those KBDs. Was looking for one a while back, but ended up with my Malamute instead. Definitely not complaining.


48 posted on 08/06/2010 12:28:52 PM PDT by tarawa
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