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Coyote pup rescued after being covered with cholla cactus
AZFamily.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | Andrew Michalscheck

Posted on 05/16/2013 1:38:18 AM PDT by Daffynition

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. -- A coyote pup is on the mend after suffering an unpleasant encounter with a cholla cactus this week.

Sun City West resident Gwen Maxwell said she went for a walk Tuesday morning when she saw what she thought was a small puppy across the street.

Maxwell said the animal crawled under some bushes, and eventually disappeared.

A little while later, Maxwell walked around the side of her home and saw the coyote pup in her backyard covered in cholla cactus.

After speaking with a neighbor about the animal, Maxwell watched the pup from her window while waiting for help to arrive.

Maxwell said the pup’s mother also made its way to her home.

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1 posted on 05/16/2013 1:38:18 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Why would anybody want to do anything with a coyote (any age) other than shoot it??


2 posted on 05/16/2013 1:51:45 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

People who have views of wild animals defined by Disney .


3 posted on 05/16/2013 1:54:53 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: varmintman

If we knew where varmintman lived we might know the answer to the question. I come from a state rich in the varmint in question. Very rich to the point of Coyote = bad, dead coyote = good.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 2:00:14 AM PDT by wita
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To: Daffynition
Like most critters, they're cute when they're young.

And then they grow up .....


5 posted on 05/16/2013 2:04:26 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Daffynition

Bang.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 2:19:07 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot. 969 yall.)
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To: shibumi

Like most (inner-city critters), they’re cute when they’re young.

And then they grow up .....


7 posted on 05/16/2013 2:21:42 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Daffynition

Yowch! Poor lil beastie!

Bless those folks who helped the little guy out. It says a lot about their humanity, no matter how worthless the animal might be.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 2:33:07 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: wita

It could be argued that we are simply weeding out the slow and the stupid amongst them. Now THAT’s a scary thought!


9 posted on 05/16/2013 2:45:49 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: varmintman

That little ‘pup’ will one day carry off her cat, small dog, maybe even a small child/baby. It’s nature - should have left it alone.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 2:46:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Titan Magroyne; Daffynition

Thank you.

It’s easy to love the loveable things of this world.

Greater is he who has compassion for the unloveable.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 2:47:44 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: shibumi

Et tu, Shibumi?


12 posted on 05/16/2013 2:48:44 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: Daffynition

Ten years ago there were no Yotes around my place. Now when I left the dogs out to do their business I stand guard on them with firearm in hand till they come back in the house. I’d like to see my state {Tennessee} place a bounty on them. They were never native to my area.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 2:57:45 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Titan Magroyne
Are felines smarter than canines?


14 posted on 05/16/2013 3:12:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Salamander
Ouchie! Ouchie!


15 posted on 05/16/2013 3:14:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Salamander
Greater is he who has compassion for the unloveable.

I like that saying........Living with that philosophy, life is just a little less stressfull that way.

16 posted on 05/16/2013 3:21:43 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Daffynition

17 posted on 05/16/2013 3:31:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Jesus had that general philosophy so I certainly can’t take credit.

:)


18 posted on 05/16/2013 3:31:55 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: varmintman

Go to www.dailycoyote.com


19 posted on 05/16/2013 3:40:17 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Daffynition

People who have views of wild animals defined by Disney .


Winslow!

http://www.gocomics.com/pricklycity/2013/05/15


20 posted on 05/16/2013 3:50:18 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Daffynition

Are barrel cactus different from cholla?? Yes...the nickname for the cholla is “jumping cactus” because of the way those spiny clusters so easily detach from the plant and attach to you or your pets.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 4:31:58 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Daffynition

I hate to see an animal in pain too.

Yes he’s very cute.Most baby mammals are. Yes I understand when he grows up he could and would eat my kitty.

But the poor thing looked so sad and itchy, I’m glad it had a happy ending.

My heart is too big when it comes to baby animals, whether they be human or critter. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing.

at least,I know Jr won’t be going near any more cacti


22 posted on 05/16/2013 4:54:06 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Daffynition

I expected the usual—and I do mean usual with a capital U—Freeper comments that coyotes serve but one purpose: targets for them. And I got them.

Tiresome, really, really tiresome.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 4:57:59 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: coydog

So then we end up with super coyote? Hmmmm? perhaps then form the coyote brigade of trained super coyotes who only hunt progressive communist, left leaning big government, environuts of the socialist persuasion who are slow and stupid? The comparison is equally if not more scary.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 5:00:19 AM PDT by wita
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To: varmintman

Brings up the prepper dilemma.
A 20 year old yute comes up to your door and asks for food?
A 16 year old yute comes up to your door and asks for food?
A 12 year old yute comes up to your door and asks for food?
A 6 year old yute comes up to your door and asks for food?
A pregnant looking woman comes up to your door and asks for food?
A 20 year old yute with a pregnant looking woman comes up to your door and asks for food?


25 posted on 05/16/2013 5:42:06 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: JoeProBono

26 posted on 05/16/2013 5:43:35 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: T-Bird45
Jumping Chollas are nasty plants. Seems like all you have to do is walk anywhere NEAR them and you can get stuck. I made the foolish mistake one time when I just moved to Arizona of kicking a piece of one that was on the ground. It stuck to my shoe like glue.

My MIl's little dog got tangled with one when they were at a rest stop on their way to visit us a few months ago. Luckily, as in this story, there were some helpful people around to help her out.

People that have cats or other small animals that live in coyote country are fools for letting them run around outside. In Arizona, coyotes were here long before us and they have an important niche in keeping down the population of critters even more undesirable than themselves.

27 posted on 05/16/2013 6:41:18 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Daffynition

In a few months that pup will be back for Muffy.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 7:30:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Salamander; Gefn

I’m with y’all. Seeing that little pup covered in stickers would have broken my heart. God cares very much for his little creations.


29 posted on 05/16/2013 9:00:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Salamander

thank you


30 posted on 05/16/2013 10:07:15 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Daffynition

>>> “Are felines smarter than canines?”

I don’t know, but I’d sure hate to run into whatever made perching on a cactus the better option!


31 posted on 05/16/2013 9:55:16 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne
Then there's other opportunities....


32 posted on 05/16/2013 11:46:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Owie! I hope doggie remembers the lesson for next time he meets B’rer Porky.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 1:59:55 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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