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Nice Puppy

And now for something way off from my normal shots, no crop by the way. I've always owned a dog but now I have none due to living in this crap apartment.....

 

Coyote attacks on humans are uncommon and rarely cause serious injuries, due to the relatively small size of the coyote. However, coyote attacks on humans have increased since 1998 in the state of California. Data from USDA Wildlife Services, the California Department of Fish & Game, and other sources show that while 41 attacks occurred during the period of 1988-1997, 48 attacks were verified from 1998 through 2003. The majority of these incidents occurred in Southern California near the suburban-wildland interface.

 

Due to an absence of harassment by residents, urban coyotes lose their natural fear of humans, which is further worsened by people intentionally feeding coyotes. In such situations, some coyotes begin to act aggressively toward humans, chasing joggers and bicyclists, confronting people walking their dogs, and stalking small children.[37] Like wolves, non-rabid coyotes usually target small children, mostly under the age of 10, though some adults have been bitten. Some attacks are serious enough to warrant 200 stitches.

 

There is currently only one recorded fatal attack on a human. In 1981 in Glendale, California, a coyote attacked toddler Kelly Keen, who despite being rescued by her father, died in surgery due to blood loss and a broken neck.

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I don't think they are mean at all, Of course I wouldn't set my small child down next to one either. I think I'd own one, In fact I'm dumb enough to at one time try and bring one home. I was trying to talk it into my car but he wasn't buying it, in fact I have tried a bunch of times just to get close to one. They always run away, like they say, they are allot more afraid of you the you are of them. I did have one follow my while walking with my dog no less who was about coyote size, It must have been at least a 1/2 mile or so where it just followed about 30 feet behind us. I think it just wanted a walking buddy...

 

Hope all my contacts are doing swell....

Flahback?

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Taken on February 3, 2009