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Coyote releases grip on cat when suddenly confronted
bclocalnews.com ^ | 8 Apr 2011 | Barry Gerding

Posted on 04/08/2011 7:58:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Marni Adams was driving down Clifton Road at 7:30 a.m. last Sunday on the way to meet a group of her friends for their regular run.

But her otherwise routine morning took a decided twist when she was confronted by a coyote walking across Clifton near Caldow Street with a cat in its mouth.

Call it a maternal instinct. Or a passion to help an animal in need. Whatever it was, it motivated Adams to stop her car, jump out from behind the wheel and attempt to rescue the cat.

Adams quickly caught up to the coyote and began screaming at the startled animal in hopes it would release its grip on the feline.

“I was making wild sounds, trying to scare the coyote,” Adams recalled. “I could see by the erect cat’s claws that it was alive, trying to fight free. The coyote came to a stop, dropped the cat, proceeded to run up the hill, stopped once to look back and then left.”

Adams was aware of recent complaints from local residents about coyotes snatching pets that were running loose, and she has seen coyotes often as she lives near Knox Mountain.

She said the protocol for what to do if confronted by a coyote with a pet cat in its mouth didn’t enter her mind, as her first instinct was to help the cat.

Other than being angry and hissing, Adams said the cat amazingly didn’t suffer any wounds.

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Not something I'd recommend trying, but glad everything worked out okay for the kitty.
1 posted on 04/08/2011 7:58:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Coyotes are pests, I know a guy who shot one on his property with his .40 S&W handgun and had him stuffed.


2 posted on 04/08/2011 8:09:19 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: smokingfrog

Coyote: WTH, lady?! Can’t I just eat my mou’ful?


3 posted on 04/08/2011 8:11:35 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: smokingfrog

Saved a cat from getting eaten.


4 posted on 04/08/2011 8:12:09 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: smokingfrog

Marni’s poor husband...


5 posted on 04/08/2011 8:12:39 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: smokingfrog

And the coyote loses out on a meal because someone stops to help a cat. Don’t get me wrong, I am a cat lover ... however, the coyote has as much right to the meal in its mouth as any animal. The cat got caught, it losses


6 posted on 04/08/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: smokingfrog

I shot at one the other morning. It was about 120 yards away and all I had loaded was a .22 long. I took the shot in my bath robe (I was about ready to get in the shower). I missed, and it ran. At least I didn’t wound it, and at least it ran. I really wish I had hit it. Pests.


7 posted on 04/08/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT by lmsii
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I saw this a couple of years ago - a coyote running across the road with a cat hanging from it’s mouth. In spite of liking cats well-enough, and owning them - I had to laugh. That cat probably thought it was at the top of the food chain on it’s early morning prowls hunting the various critters of suburbia. Not so tough now - huh kitty!?


8 posted on 04/08/2011 8:17:41 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: smokingfrog
I am having a little trouble believing an average human human could run and “catch up” with a coyote. I know coyotes can run down rabbits, I've seen it happen. A human running down a coyote doesn't seem possible.
9 posted on 04/08/2011 8:19:31 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: smokingfrog

One came in my yard where my cat was sitting and I chased it with a broom. I’d chase one off but never more than that.


10 posted on 04/08/2011 8:20:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: smokingfrog

We actually have a lot of them in this part of FL. They are usually pretty skittish but this was a potentially very foolish thing this woman did.


11 posted on 04/08/2011 8:20:38 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: NWFLConservative

We have them in the City of Chicago and in no small numbers. They have been filmed walking around the Loop at night like they own the place. And in the County forest preserves they are common.


12 posted on 04/08/2011 8:24:51 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: doc1019
And the coyote loses out on a meal because someone stops to help a cat. Don’t get me wrong, I am a cat lover ... however, the coyote has as much right to the meal in its mouth as any animal. The cat got caught, it losses

WRONG again...it wasn't a cat, it was someones (human) property. Would your asinine comment be the same had the coyote snatched a baby from its basket?????

13 posted on 04/08/2011 8:26:57 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: smokingfrog

Reminds me of a few years back when I heard my chickens sqwaking and ran out on the deck. A fox was in hot pursiut of my rooster and they ran right below me.
I started screaming and cursing that ol’ fox!
He STOPPED and looked at me with one foot raised and I proceeded to inform him that he was lucky I’d ran out that particular door because my shotgun was just inside the back door and a few descriptives of what I’d do if he came back.
When I came up for air, he just took off and no further problems.
Still don’t hardly know how that worked.. but next winter I was x-country skiing and heard a skiffy sound behind me and there went a fox! Keeping an eye on ME I guess.


14 posted on 04/08/2011 8:27:19 PM PDT by bog trotter
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To: doc1019
And the coyote loses out on a meal because someone stops to help a cat. Don’t get me wrong, I am a cat lover ... however, the coyote has as much right to the meal in its mouth as any animal. The cat got caught, it losses

If the coyote were eating an environmentalist, a liberal, or someone from PETA I would agree. Otherwise, I'd help the cat. The coyote loses.

15 posted on 04/08/2011 8:29:55 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: lmsii

“I once shot an elephant in my pajamas, how he got in my pajamas I’ll never know.” - Groucho Marx


16 posted on 04/08/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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To: terycarl

You are equating cats to humane babies ... please. It might have been someone’s (human) pet, but it was just that ... a pet. An animal susceptible to all the intrigues of animal instinct.


17 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:06 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: doc1019; terycarl
It might have been someone’s (human) pet, but it was just that ... a pet. An animal susceptible to all the intrigues of animal instinct.

Cats are domestic, coyotes are not. There's world of difference.

18 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: 21twelve

So you think that’s funny? How you going to like it when one grabs your little son or daughter? They are not domestic and should be wiped out from domestic areas.

You can thank the Liberal wildlife promoters for reintroducing wolves to herdlands and refusal to eliminate varmints. When wolves get a senior, the Liberals will be happy as they won’t have to pay any SS to her anymore and they can divert the money to a politically more beneficial element.

Anything and everything is directed to some sort of population control.

Dead suburban voter killed by coyotes means no counterbalance to an urban Liberal voter.


19 posted on 04/08/2011 8:40:41 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: doc1019
Actually the coyote has a much larger right to his catch, he is native, whereas the damn cat is an illegal emigrant.
20 posted on 04/08/2011 8:41:02 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: smokingfrog

I can’t stand coyote’s. In the summer the pack runs right behind my house and they make this screaming sound, like a bunch of injured puppies.


21 posted on 04/08/2011 8:41:12 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: 21twelve
That cat probably thought it was at the top of the food chain on it’s early morning prowls hunting the various critters of suburbia. Not so tough now - huh kitty!?

I seriously doubt the cat thought it was at the top of the food chain since it has been preyed upon by many of the coyotes domesticated dog relatives since forever. Pretty sick how some on the thread find such hilarity when these wild animals invade the living space of humans and their pets.

As someone else said, would you find it equally funny if a coyote snatched a human child from its yard? Guess the spoiled little brat would learn that it was not the darling of every thing around as it might have thought. Ha, ha!

22 posted on 04/08/2011 8:41:53 PM PDT by Will88
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To: 21twelve

No cat lover could ever say what you said.


23 posted on 04/08/2011 8:42:06 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: lmsii

Are you talking cats or coyotes?


24 posted on 04/08/2011 8:43:24 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: DJ MacWoW

Coyotes are native species, cats are not. Hope they eat everyone they catch and everyone some careless individual turn out side.


25 posted on 04/08/2011 8:45:16 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: smokingfrog
Had to do some research to find out where the he*l Kelowna is. (British Columbia.) There are very few ‘reporters’ these days who know the first rule of writing a story: The four W's.

Half the stories printed today leave at least one of these out.

In this case, location makes a big difference as there are coyotes and then there are COYOTES.

In California and nearby states, for example, the coyotes are about the size of a fox. Back here in New England, and eastern Canada, they are also called ‘brush wolves’ and are closer to wolf size.

And they are NOT something you want to go chasing after. In this case, a lone coyote being suddenly startled by the unexpected ‘attack’ made the quick decision to vamoose. Lucky lady.

The most often travel in packs or at least 2 or 3 together. In that case, such an impulsive action could’ve turned out very different.

they run in packs through my woods, running deer and there are a couple places nearby that I won't go off into the woods alone - or with my little dog! I had a hair raising experience that taught me the better part of future caution.

26 posted on 04/08/2011 8:45:33 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: org.whodat
Coyotes are pests that eat livestock. We shoot them.

Goodnight. Have a good one!

27 posted on 04/08/2011 8:47:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Will88

Nothing like a kitty-cat thread to bring out the sickos.


28 posted on 04/08/2011 8:48:24 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: DJ MacWoW

No, there is no difference. An animal is an animal, be it domesticated or wild. Your emotions might want to argue with me, but, the thought is the thought.


29 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:00 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


30 posted on 04/08/2011 8:49:50 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: doc1019
My cat doesn't eat the neighbors calves nor does it hunt and attack children. There is a WORLD of difference.

Night! :-)

31 posted on 04/08/2011 8:51:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: terycarl

The cat is someone else’s property. They would be responsible for the care and protection of the cat. And a cat is not a human being. I would have let the coyote alone.


32 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:51 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is not an argument, just your emotion showing.


33 posted on 04/08/2011 8:53:58 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: ladyjane
Don't forget the city slickers that have NO idea what a pack of coyotes can do to farm animals.

Have a good night! :-)

34 posted on 04/08/2011 8:57:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: maine-iac7
In the south east the ones I have seen are about two thirds the size of a German Sheppard, was tracking one in my scope while deer hunting, he was dog trotting about 200 yards out, I pull down on him and hit a dang little tree limb about twenty feet before him, his lucky day.
35 posted on 04/08/2011 8:58:06 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
"Coyotes are native species, cats are not. Hope they eat everyone they catch and everyone some careless individual turn out side."

Huh? Are you some environmental whacko or something? That's just goofy. I have cats, and there are cats who wander around my neighborhood, some of 'em I enjoy seeing.

Coyote on my property is toast. Cats, not so much. Cats won't eat my turtles, which are all of "native species" and any animal trying to get at them will die if I have anything to say about it. Coyote, possum, raccoon, whatever.

Let's just assume you have a pet, maybe a dog that is not "native species" whatever that is. Coyote kills your dog. You OK with that? Not me, I shoot the coyote and save my pet. End of story.

I hope the cat she saved is OK and lives long enough to piss in your bushes, right outside your bedroom window, fool.

36 posted on 04/08/2011 9:24:25 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Why yes, I do speak Spanglish - "Hasta la later on, amigo. Pardon, would you have any salsa verde?")
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To: kabumpo

I love our cats. That is why they are “inside” cats. Life expectancy for them outside is a lot less. Cars mainly. Plus, ever since - as a child - when the neighbor’s cat killed all the baby bunnies we watched in our backyard, perhaps that jaded me against outdoor cats. If the owner’s don’t care enough about the cat to keep it inside - then oh well.

And to other’s on the thread that liken a cat to a small child - they aren’t the same. And yes - the coyotes are a pest.


37 posted on 04/08/2011 9:27:39 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: NWFLConservative

We are lousy with them here in the Atlanta suburbs. One took a run at our Chihuahua as we were walking her on the leash one night. I had to pick her up while the fiancee’ brandished a maglight at it. We went out on the deck about 20 minutes later and tried to call it up with our dying rabbit call. We could hear it moving around behind the woodpile but could not get a shot at it. Wed I was driving down the main drag heading for the PO and there was a coyote standing on the curb waiting to try to cross the street. They are very bold.


38 posted on 04/08/2011 9:30:50 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: doc1019

I’ll remember that when I see a carnivore with you in it’s mouth. Don’t get me wrong I am a people lover too but if you get caught you lose.


39 posted on 04/08/2011 9:39:52 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: smokingfrog

That would be great to put on a t-shirt.

I saved a cat from a coyote and all I got for my trouble was this damn cat.


40 posted on 04/08/2011 9:41:42 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: smokingfrog

Must have been a gentle soft mouthed coyote. I once saw our Welsh terrier literally tear a large stray cat in half with just one bite and a severe shaking. Always gentle and even tempered, we never suspected the terrier would react that way, but when the cat bowed up and attacked, she went berserk and all hell broke loose.


41 posted on 04/08/2011 9:45:13 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Wiggins

Will not get an argument from me ... animal gets me for lunch, I guess I am his.


42 posted on 04/08/2011 9:45:24 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

One hot summer day here in AZ, saw a coyote chasing a jack rabbit, they were both walking and carrying canteens.


43 posted on 04/08/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: org.whodat; doc1019
Actually the coyote has a much larger right to his catch, he is native, whereas the damn cat is an illegal emigrant.

So if a coyote takes a small child you would tell Mommy, "it sucks to be you."

44 posted on 04/08/2011 9:51:34 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: DJ MacWoW
My cat doesn't eat the neighbors calves nor does it hunt and attack children. There is a WORLD of difference.

Maybe you should get a bigger cat.

45 posted on 04/08/2011 9:54:24 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

Read slowly, story is about a coyote and a cat. They both have fur and four legs and they kill and eat things. Now discussion of what if’s should be left to the what if’s thread. Sort of like, what if a frog had wings, etc, etc,


46 posted on 04/08/2011 9:57:51 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: West Texas Chuck; org.whodat
Huh? Are you some environmental whacko or something? That's just goofy. I have cats, and there are cats who wander around my neighborhood, some of 'em I enjoy seeing.

Org is a hypocritical race baiter. Don't take him seriously.

Hi Orgy.

47 posted on 04/08/2011 9:58:10 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear

What has this to do with a coyote taking a kitten? Seems far fetch from the original article.


48 posted on 04/08/2011 9:58:43 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: org.whodat

Well should the coyote get to eat any people as long as they are not Indians?

If that was somebody’s pet, the coyote stole it and should have been shot if possible.


49 posted on 04/08/2011 9:59:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: West Texas Chuck

He does and he will be stuck in the old connibear.


50 posted on 04/08/2011 10:01:06 PM PDT by org.whodat
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