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Man saves grandson from coyote
Daily News ...Boston Herald ^ | October 6, 2005 | Lisa Gentes

Posted on 10/06/2005 7:04:45 PM PDT by george76

A grandfather hiking a trail...with his 4-year-old grandson was attacked yesterday by a coyote, but saved the youngster by grappling with the animal as it continued to bite him.

Arthur Cole, 76, was attacked...by a 40-pound gray coyote, according to police. He was bitten several times but his injuries were not life-threatening.

His grandson, Nicholas, escaped unhurt and ran the half-mile to his grandparents' house...

When Arthur's wife and Nicholas' dad asked, "Where's Grampy?" the youngster replied, "A wolf got him," ...

Peter Cole, who was visiting his parents, jumped into his truck, drove to the development's community center and ran down the trail. "I was yelling for my father. He yelled to me, and he was lying on top of the coyote," ... "I tried to kill it, but there was nothing I could really do."

Peter called 911 on his cell phone and police and firefighters arrived.

"We got there and found the guy on top of the animal," firefighter Jamie Desautels said. "The guy basically saved his grandson."

Firefighters used a snare to restrain the female coyote, which continued to bite Cole...

Police then killed the coyote. "We basically choked the animal to death," Police Sgt. James Bruce said.

"The coyote attacked Arthur from behind," ...

"There was a struggle," Dave Cole said. "It went away and came back, and leaped for his neck."

...the cause of the attack is undetermined, but it was unprovoked. The female coyote may have been protecting her pups...

Bruce said residents in the housing development were being notified by the community center at the complex.

He cautioned residents to be aware and alert while walking near woods. Police don't know if there are other coyotes in the area...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; attacks; bang; banglist; coyote; coyotes; predator; predatorhunting; predatorproblems; selfdefense; sss; wolf; wolves
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1 posted on 10/06/2005 7:04:48 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Uhhhhh....I'd be getting a rabies shot. In nearly 50 years I've never seen a coyote attack a human, or even heard of it. My guess is that they were messing with it


2 posted on 10/06/2005 7:07:53 PM PDT by George Stupidnopolis
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To: george76

Poor Nicholas, I hope this does not make him afraid of dogs in the future.


3 posted on 10/06/2005 7:09:16 PM PDT by msnimje (If you suspect this post might need a sarcasm tag..... it does!)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

50 years ago it was almost unheard of to hear of coyotes getting anywhere near human habitations, but now some of them live off of poodles and housecats stolen out of back yards. It is just a small step from attacking a small dog to attacking a small human being.

But I would seriously consider the rabies shots, too.


4 posted on 10/06/2005 7:11:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: msnimje

Might make him a believer in the RKBA.


5 posted on 10/06/2005 7:11:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Agreed. The closest I've ever gotten to an uncaptured coyote is hearing them at night. I imagine I've been much closer, but they don't let you know.


6 posted on 10/06/2005 7:12:02 PM PDT by Judith Anne (Thank you St. Jude for favors granted.)
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To: George Stupidnopolis
Coyote attacks are not unheard of, nor do they require that the human cause the problem.

Google "coyote attack" and read up a little.

7 posted on 10/06/2005 7:13:26 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Blood of Tyrants
RKBA

??

8 posted on 10/06/2005 7:13:56 PM PDT by msnimje (If you suspect this post might need a sarcasm tag..... it does!)
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To: msnimje

Right to Keep and Bear Arms.


9 posted on 10/06/2005 7:14:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: msnimje
Poor Nicholas, I hope this does not make him afraid of dogs in the future.

One thing is for sure, he's never going to sass Grandpa!

10 posted on 10/06/2005 7:15:12 PM PDT by Alouette (Militant Neocon Pundit)
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To: george76

Why didn't he have a small pistol to defend----

OH! Boston area.


Nevermind.


11 posted on 10/06/2005 7:15:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That is because 50 years ago coyotes did not exist in much of the territory they now inhabit.


12 posted on 10/06/2005 7:15:23 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: george76; 1Old Pro; aardvark1; a_federalist; abner; alaskanfan; alloysteel; alfons; Always Right; ..

Gimme my coyote gun mama!


13 posted on 10/06/2005 7:15:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: Double Tap

Sorry, but after 20 years as an Ozarker and 12 years in a Montana ghost town I'm pretty well informed on the subject.


14 posted on 10/06/2005 7:16:20 PM PDT by George Stupidnopolis
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Obviously you are not, if you have never heard of a coyote attack. Like I said, look it up.


15 posted on 10/06/2005 7:17:41 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: george76

Imagine it having been one of the Canadian wolves the lefties have been releasing into the south 48...


16 posted on 10/06/2005 7:17:45 PM PDT by tamalejoe
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To: George Stupidnopolis

I've found coyotes in our yard in town. They don't fear us anymore.


17 posted on 10/06/2005 7:17:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: Judith Anne

My husband and I were taking a drive in the hill country and got out of the car once in a while to snap some pictures. We didn't see them; but, took a picture of 4 coyotes hidden in the bush just a few feet from my husband.


18 posted on 10/06/2005 7:18:02 PM PDT by candeee
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Rabid coyote attacks Cape mom
By O’Ryan Johnson
Friday, February 18, 2005


A Cape Cod man ran to his wife's rescue yesterday using a piece of lumber to cripple an attacking coyote that had locked its rabies-infected jaws on her wrist, police said.

The coyote was shot twice and killed by police, Sgt. Ben Baxter said.

Marstons Mills resident Cindy Parker-Kelley let the couple's Norwegian elkhound out yesterday around 7 a.m. A short time later, she heard the dog yelping in the back yard, police said.

When she looked outside, Baxter said she saw the family pet had cornered the rabid coyote.

When she ran out and tried to shoo away the critter, the coyote attacked her, police said.

David Kelley ran outside in his underwear, saw the animal latched onto his wife's arm, and grabbed a piece of lumber. He whacked the lunging animal several times, police said.

"I couldn't believe how brazen it was to keep coming at me," Kelley told WCVB-TV (Ch. 5).


http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=69272


19 posted on 10/06/2005 7:19:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Indeed!

20 posted on 10/06/2005 7:20:04 PM PDT by msnimje (If you suspect this post might need a sarcasm tag..... it does!)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Here a few that were a quick, easy find.

http://www.varmintal.com/attac.htm


21 posted on 10/06/2005 7:21:39 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Double Tap

I'll take a few decades of personal and far flung experience over something written by a bunch of armchair enviromentalist whackos


22 posted on 10/06/2005 7:22:09 PM PDT by George Stupidnopolis
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To: George Stupidnopolis
I'll take a few decades of personal and far flung experience over something written by a bunch of armchair enviromentalist whackos.

What an absolutely bizarre comment. Who are you refering to as "armchair enviromentalist whackos"???

23 posted on 10/06/2005 7:24:34 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: George Stupidnopolis
A Right wing conspiracy!!!

ugh......

24 posted on 10/06/2005 7:26:07 PM PDT by mosquewatch.com
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To: george76; editor-surveyor

More info here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1497867/posts


25 posted on 10/06/2005 7:26:18 PM PDT by tubebender (Humboldt County...Where the men are men and so are the women)
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To: msnimje; fso301; Grampa Dave; Mr. Mojo

Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Indeed!

Another Cute Cuddly Coyote Story


26 posted on 10/06/2005 7:26:42 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Double Tap

I'm referring to two thirds of the nonsense I read on the internet regarding the outdoors. Look...I've tracked and hunted coyotes since I was 10, sat in field calling them in with wounded rabbit calls. Unless they are sick, injured, or screwed around with they won't attack a human.


27 posted on 10/06/2005 7:27:05 PM PDT by George Stupidnopolis
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To: editor-surveyor

Gosh, this is a moving story, thanks. I'm glad the bitch is dead - the term bitch by the way, is appropriate here.


28 posted on 10/06/2005 7:27:35 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: George Stupidnopolis

My daughter lived in base housing at Camp Pendleton and had to carry a stick with her whenever she went outside at night because of a coyote that acted agressive towards people. She didn't ever mess with it; but she was prepared to stick it to the thing if it messed with her (she was a Marine).


29 posted on 10/06/2005 7:27:37 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?)
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To: George Stupidnopolis
My friend was attacked by a coyote early one morning. It was after her small dog. She sat on the dog to keep it away from the coyote. A man heard the her cry and shot the coyote.

Her leg was really bad for weeks.

30 posted on 10/06/2005 7:28:46 PM PDT by sam I am
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Jeff is that you? State Biologist for Nebraska? Now there is a man who can call coyotes.


31 posted on 10/06/2005 7:32:16 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?)
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To: george76

Wild animals are unpredictable. Don't ever think you have them all figured out. All of these kinds of stories include an excuse for the animal's behavior. The unspoken implication being that this was an abberation...or it is the human's fault. This tends to give people the notion that it is okay to let down your guard and relax because this was so unusual it will never happen again.

I don't have anything against wild animals. But they bite. And they will eat you if they are hungry.


32 posted on 10/06/2005 7:33:27 PM PDT by Drawsing ("This uniform is not for sale." Alvin C. York after turning down commercial offers.)
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To: editor-surveyor

"I've found coyotes in our yard in town. They don't fear us anymore."

Lack of fear of man in predators is a result of a dietary deficiency. Such behavior is a result of heavy metal deficit and can be readily remedied.

All that is needed is a rapid injection of lead, tungsten or zinc/bismuth alloy.


33 posted on 10/06/2005 7:33:51 PM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: George Stupidnopolis
Unless they are sick, injured, or screwed around with they won't attack a human.

Simply not true. Coyotes are opportunist. Several of the articles linked in my post are about kids getting attacked. The coyotes were looking for easy food. Whether it was sick or rabid is not relevant. We are talking about coyote attacks.

They happen, so stop posting nonsense.

34 posted on 10/06/2005 7:34:00 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: george76

As my brother in law says....

You know what it means when you see a coyote during the day, don't you?
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There are too many coyotes.


35 posted on 10/06/2005 7:36:13 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: Drawsing

You're exactly right on that. The thing that has most scared the living bejesus out of me was wild hogs and packs of dogs. Now those critters are vicious


36 posted on 10/06/2005 7:36:58 PM PDT by George Stupidnopolis
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To: Double Tap

Thanks for the link.

The pictures and the stories are powerful.


http://www.varmintal.com/attac.htm


37 posted on 10/06/2005 7:37:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GladesGuru
Lack of fear of man in predators is a result of a dietary deficiency.

Had me going there for a minute. :)

39 posted on 10/06/2005 7:42:19 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Just say NO to New Orleans.)
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To: George Stupidnopolis
Bwahahahahahaha. If you are sure about that, then you have no right to ever be sure about anything again. I've been hunting, trappnig, fishing... for the last 30 years. There is ZERO information in any of my post that could ever lead anyone to the conclusion that I'm a "greenie".

In fact, you are the one who should be in question as a "enviromental whacko" with your absolute refusal to acknowledge the information given.

40 posted on 10/06/2005 7:44:54 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: george76
Let me guess.......they found a road runner near the attack watching all the goings on......which makes the real problem here the road runner cartoons.

This coyote had watched the road runner cartoons as a young pup and got the idea of attacking this child because it knew that it could never catch the road runner without being doomed...so it went after the child.......it makes sense to me!

Meep! Meep!

41 posted on 10/06/2005 7:46:27 PM PDT by Radioactive (I'm on the radio..so I'm radioactive)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

I recently read a book called "The beast in the Garden". It's about the cougars in Boulder and Idaho Springs. One cougar killed a highschool kid who was an athlete and just on his training run.

The cats were getting use to being around humans, and had started seeking dogs as food. (It was originally believed that cougars were afraid of dogs because of their agressive nature and loud bark)


43 posted on 10/06/2005 7:48:00 PM PDT by trussell (Hello, my name is Utter...Utter Chaos)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Well, your name fits.


44 posted on 10/06/2005 7:49:19 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: editor-surveyor

So, we have coyotes eating the food suupply niche of wolves, mating with pitbulls and wolves, eating the deer sized animals the encroached-upon mountain lions are also eating, losing their fear of man, and 20 ft. boa constrictors eating 6 foot alligators in the Everglades and L.A. swamplands.

Wear bells and make yourself taste nasty with taco sauc....uh...pepper spray...so they'll be real sick after they get through eating you. That'll get 'em.

Trust me.


45 posted on 10/06/2005 7:55:05 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun -T.Jefferson)
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To: George Stupidnopolis
"Unless they are sick, injured, or screwed around with they won't attack a human."

I am sorry to tell you that you are incorrect. Coyotes attack humans frequently in Arizona. It seems, more usually, people walking toward the coyote are attacked. But twice I have personally witnessed a single coyote running in the swail beside the road 40 feet behind an early morning jogger.

A workman walking to his car alone in a K-Mart parking lot at midnight, spotted a coyote standing under the light but between him and his car. He continued to walk toward the animal thinking it would run away. It did not. It charged him and tore his arm and face up very bad. Then it ran off.

Coyotes are just unpredictable.

46 posted on 10/06/2005 8:00:42 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Please sit down and tell me logically and quietly.)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

Play nice or you won't be playing at all.


47 posted on 10/06/2005 8:02:02 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: trussell

"It was originally believed that cougars were afraid of dogs because of their aggressive nature and loud bark, but it appears that the readily available bloody meat supply and dog's savory and complex bouquet proved very tempting, so the wolves just eat them, bark and all."

An appetizing taste treat for the entire pack, and associated hybrids.


48 posted on 10/06/2005 8:04:22 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun -T.Jefferson)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Since the critter was caught, its brain will be checked for rabies.


49 posted on 10/06/2005 8:04:42 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: George Stupidnopolis

We have coyotes in our neighborhood. I came home one night at about 1am and saw one. You have to be careful with trash, and animals. Lots of cats get killed in the area.

I won't go walking on the bike trails in the evening.


50 posted on 10/06/2005 8:06:20 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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