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Coyotes attack man near Niwot; wildlife officials kill two of three involved (CO)
Longmont Times-Call ^ | October 16, 2013 | John Fryar & Whitney Bryen

Posted on 10/17/2013 3:11:53 PM PDT by jazusamo

LONGMONT -- Andrew Dickehage probably will think twice before deciding to walk to work again anytime soon.

Dickehage, 22, had been having car troubles, so at 5 a.m. Monday he was walking on North 73rd Street near Niwot Road on his way to work at CCI, on the IBM campus. That's when three coyotes attacked him.

Dickehage said he was walking along and heard a twig snap.

"I didn't think much of it," he said. "I thought it was probably a bunny."

Dickehage said he turned on his flashlight to see what made the noise when the largest of the three animals attacked.

The coyotes lunged at Dickehage, biting and scratching him has he continue along about a 70-yard stretch of road, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said.

Dickehage said the larger coyote launched at him a second time after the initial attack. That's when he "crushed its head with my flashlight." The two smaller coyotes then started to attack.

"They were continuously jumping on me one after the other after the other," he said. "It was nonstop. It was so dark all I could see was the glimmer of their eyes."

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


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: attack; colorado; coyote; wildlife
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Luckily it wasn't a small person or kid that was attacked.
1 posted on 10/17/2013 3:11:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
...on his way to work at CCI...

?


2 posted on 10/17/2013 3:14:10 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: george76; Flycatcher

Ping!


3 posted on 10/17/2013 3:14:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Very unusual for coyotes to attack a grown adult. A sign of the times, perhaps.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 3:15:02 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: jazusamo

Don’t they get the first bite free, like pit bulls?


5 posted on 10/17/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Rio

My thoughts also. :)


6 posted on 10/17/2013 3:15:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
LONGMONT -- Andrew Dickehage probably will think twice before deciding to walk to work again WITHOUT A GUN anytime soon.

there. Fixed it.

7 posted on 10/17/2013 3:16:14 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

What state is this ???


8 posted on 10/17/2013 3:18:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: NautiNurse

Yes, and I believe it is a sign of the times.

Too many people want to learn to live with them and other predators, the animals get used to humans and lose their fear.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Seriously, the Indians had a saying to never trust a coyote.

However, while coyotes will sometimes group attack animals, especially dogs, they generally don’t dare to attack humans, so I suspect *something* is up. And the authorities better find out what it is in a hurry.

Coyotes do not fight other animals for dominance like dogs. They fight to kill.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 3:18:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Welfare is the new euphemism for Eugenics.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Colorado, Niwot is not far from Boulder.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 3:19:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: NautiNurse

It is unusual. This is first attack on a man I recall. I’ve camped plenty in coyote country and never been bothered by them.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 3:20:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: jazusamo

“Luckily it wasn’t a small person or kid that was attacked. “

He works where I do. We saw him when he made it to work and someone was helping him sit down against the wall and my boss saw him walking to work and swerved to miss him. There are no lights on that road at all and it’s bordered by ranches and farms. It looked like someone had smacked the crap out of his face and that’s what we thought had happened. Poor guy, I’ve never heard of Coyotes acting like that.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 3:21:28 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

Thanks for your input. I can well imagine he was really shaken.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 3:23:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I’ve seen them living in dens 25 feet behind a row of houses.

Big male came out and watched us working with heavy machinery.

I know a guy who shoots over 100 year here in the cornfields of IN.

We know also have cougars running around.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: jazusamo
Rare attack, but not unprecedented.

Remember that adult female folk singer that was killed in Canada by coyotes a few years ago? Sad story. She probably had no idea that coyotes can -- and will -- attack.

16 posted on 10/17/2013 3:26:59 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: jazusamo

I live pretty close to the center of Houston and we have coyotes here that travel up and down Buffalo Bayou. They leave the bayou and go into the surrounding neighborhoods. Normally they are very nocturnal but occasionally you see one in the day time. If they are living here in the center of Houston, they are living just about everywhere.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 3:27:44 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NautiNurse

“Sign of the times”
And the lefty nut cases want more wolves & cougars.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 3:30:28 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Tennessee Nana

Colorado. I saw the local news item this week. What was funny was that they put up a picture of coyotes while they were talking on about the attack but added a disclaimer that the coyotes in the picture were NOT the ones who had attacked.

We wouldn’t want the wrong coyote unjustly accused!


19 posted on 10/17/2013 3:31:39 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Flycatcher
Thanks for the reminder. That was really terrible, I'd forgotten about it.

Coyotes kill woman on hike in Canadian park

20 posted on 10/17/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Flycatcher
I think that was one of those coydogs. Those tend to have some aggressive tendencies.
21 posted on 10/17/2013 3:33:45 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: NautiNurse

“Very unusual for coyotes to attack a grown adult. A sign of the times, perhaps”

I guess their EBT cards weren’t working. :-)


22 posted on 10/17/2013 3:34:03 PM 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: jazusamo
The victim is lucky he had his flashlight, and is a young and pretty strong looking guy. Even so he looks like it was quite a fight.

The state's advice in the article seems somewhat insufficient:

"Churchill advised that people walking through areas where coyotes might be present "need to be aware of their surroundings" and might consider preparing themselves by carrying an air horn, a walking stick, deterrent spray or even a pocket full of rocks to throw at coyotes and scare them away if they approach."

In the case of this attack a pistol or a machete would have been more like what was necessary.

23 posted on 10/17/2013 3:35:51 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: Ditter

Yes, they are in most any city that has open space in or around it which are most cities.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 3:37:48 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: freeandfreezing

That advice excludes the obvious and it should have listed it among the options, especially when a sitting Governor has dealt with the same problem during a morning run, while carrying his jogging pistol.


25 posted on 10/17/2013 3:40:52 PM PDT by ansel12 (Don't be eyeballing those distant mountains boy, those are on federal land, and closed.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
What state is this ???

Niwot is on the state highway between Boulder, Colorado and Longmont, at the edge of Longmont. They used to be small towns, but these days they are just suburbs, with some open spaces between housing and a few farms still. Not particularly wild.

26 posted on 10/17/2013 3:45:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: colorado tanker

Coyotes in Florida have taken up their scavenging lifestyles in populated areas (aka cities). Vicious coordinated pack behavior, coyotes will readily attack a small dog being walked on a long leash. Local extension agents recommend walking small pets on short leashes these days. Coyotes are good jumpers too. A short 4ft fence will not keep them out of your yard.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Seriously, the Indians had a saying to never trust a coyote.

American Hyenas.

28 posted on 10/17/2013 3:49:04 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: jazusamo
Niwot IS Boulder, well just a mile form the city limits gerrymandered to IBM. I doubt they make CCI primers.
29 posted on 10/17/2013 3:53:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: NautiNurse
Very unusual for coyotes to attack a grown adult. A sign of the times, perhaps.

I was in Longmont yesterday dealing with flood damage remediation in Lyons. The catastrophe has displaced a lot of animals... but the scavenger type animals have been having a buffet of washed up rotting fish and crayfish. You can see coon and coyote tracks in the mud everywhere.

30 posted on 10/17/2013 3:59:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: digger48

We can hear them hunting at night from our house. Its a creepy noise they make.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 4:00:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

As usual, something like this has to happen because the government doesn’t want to upset other Bunny Huggers by allowing 24/7 hunting with lights and electronic callers so that wouldn’t happen. This guy should have had a handgun along if in such country.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 4:19:46 PM PDT by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: freeandfreezing

Yeah, really bad advice there, and... umm... a walking stick? What is this, Victorian England? We’ve all got federally subsidized mobility scooters now!


33 posted on 10/17/2013 4:21:26 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: jazusamo

I see coyotes regularly and I chase them. Heh.


34 posted on 10/17/2013 4:23:10 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jazusamo
Wildlife officers have located and killed two of the coyotes and are seeking the third

Wildlife Officers were unable to catch the third coyote, who fled at a high rate of speed while wearing a pair of ACME Atomic Powered Roller Skates.

35 posted on 10/17/2013 4:28:32 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Rio

I heard a spine-tingling howl in the pre dawn hours of deer season several years back. I never sleep in the woods Rip Van Winkle Style after that. It’s really strange I started getting white hair at 32.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 4:29:07 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Red Steel

I like to chase them with a 55gr from a 22-250, they can’t out run them.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 4:31:02 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: GreenHornet

LOL! ACME used to do a really good business.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 4:32:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

They just need to reintroduce wolves to eat the coyotes. And then, they can introduce tigers to eat the wolves. And then they can introduce killer whales to eat the tigers.


39 posted on 10/17/2013 4:34:15 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jazusamo

“Churchill advised that people walking through areas where coyotes might be present “need to be aware of their surroundings” and might consider preparing themselves by carrying an air horn, a walking stick, deterrent spray or even a pocket full of rocks to throw at coyotes and scare them away if they approach.”

Right. Sticks and rocks. Typical Boulder solution. Heaven forbid anyone carry a gun for protection in Boulder County. After all, guns are BAAAAAAAAAAAAD!


40 posted on 10/17/2013 4:41:10 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

You’re right but I imagine Andrew wishes he’d have been carrying that morning, hopefully this incident made a believer out of him and many more.


41 posted on 10/17/2013 4:46:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Ditter

Had one howlin right outside my window (in S. Austin) one morning. Woke me RIGHT up. I’ve seen them several times, mostly in the early morning.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 4:51:46 PM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: spankalib
I have never heard coyotes howling here in Houston like I have in south Texas but I do hear a yapping sometimes down toward the bayou. It could be a dog yapping but it sounds different. Our next door neighbor saw a coyote come through our back yard and into his, when the critter saw him it ran. I saw one at 1pm in the afternoon, I couldn't believe my eyes.
43 posted on 10/17/2013 5:05:26 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: jazusamo

Niwot,

on the map looks just south of Numnutz


44 posted on 10/17/2013 5:12:30 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Rio

CCI is also a personnel outsourcing agency (not exactly ‘temp’ work but they do often subcontract to man call centers). My guess is that he works at an IBM call center for CCI.


45 posted on 10/17/2013 5:18:22 PM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: beebuster2000

Yep, just northeast of it too.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 5:26:48 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

“Thanks for your input. I can well imagine he was really shaken.”

He was in shock, as I would have been.


47 posted on 10/17/2013 5:35:58 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Theoria

Tracked one that ran down some does across my place. It was after a rain, with no crackling ground cover/leaves, and I got within 25 feet of the lead coyo-dog who was howling for the rest of the pack on the track of the deer. Was stunned at the size. This was a cross breed with maybe a timberwolf that got out of a breeder’s place or a wolf/alsatian crossbreed with the coyote. Game and Fish people say the coyo-dogs are out there, and ... larger.

So, this is a different animal. Moved to behind a tree, and he saw me and hauled tail— fast, too. Pack did not show up. I should have dropped him with the double ought buck load, first. We are on a culling campaign with the game and fish supervising (method is messy w/ a treble hook/hotdog).


48 posted on 10/17/2013 5:36:55 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: dljordan

Amen to that.


49 posted on 10/17/2013 5:47:01 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
I love this:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say that if a coyote approaches you:
Do not run or turn your back.
Be as big and loud as possible.
Wave your arms and throw objects.
Face the coyote and back away slowly.
If attacked, fight back.

Fight back? Anyone who needs to be told this is probably dead meat walking. Hell yes, "fight back"! And have something with you to use to fight back. Several somethings. Lately I've augmented my carry piece with a tomahawk of which I am growing inordinately fond. Doesn't weigh much and it's only a "camping tool" if anyone asks.

That might not go down real well in the 'burbs but out here in the sticks it's just fine. This isn't Ponyland or Friendship Garden, and those rustling sounds aren't unicorns.

50 posted on 10/17/2013 5:52:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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