Skip to comments.Man saves grandson from coyote
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 ...
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
Poor Nicholas, I hope this does not make him afraid of dogs in the future.
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.
Might make him a believer in the RKBA.
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.
Google "coyote attack" and read up a little.
Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
One thing is for sure, he's never going to sass Grandpa!
Why didn't he have a small pistol to defend----
OH! Boston area.
That is because 50 years ago coyotes did not exist in much of the territory they now inhabit.
Gimme my coyote gun mama!
Sorry, but after 20 years as an Ozarker and 12 years in a Montana ghost town I'm pretty well informed on the subject.
Obviously you are not, if you have never heard of a coyote attack. Like I said, look it up.
Imagine it having been one of the Canadian wolves the lefties have been releasing into the south 48...
I've found coyotes in our yard in town. They don't fear us anymore.
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.
Rabid coyote attacks Cape mom
By ORyan 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).
Here a few that were a quick, easy find.
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"???
More info here... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1497867/posts
Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
Another Cute Cuddly Coyote Story
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.
Gosh, this is a moving story, thanks. I'm glad the bitch is dead - the term bitch by the way, is appropriate here.
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).
Her leg was really bad for weeks.
Jeff is that you? State Biologist for Nebraska? Now there is a man who can call coyotes.
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.
"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.
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.
As my brother in law says....
You know what it means when you see a coyote during the day, don't you?
There are too many coyotes.
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
Thanks for the link.
The pictures and the stories are powerful.
Had me going there for a minute. :)
In fact, you are the one who should be in question as a "enviromental whacko" with your absolute refusal to acknowledge the information given.
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!
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)
Well, your name fits.
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.
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.
Play nice or you won't be playing at all.
"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.
Since the critter was caught, its brain will be checked for rabies.
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.