Coyotes are tough

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    [SIZE=+1]Meet the wiliest of all coyotes: Hit by a car at 75mph, embedded in the bumper, rode for 600 miles - and SURVIVED!

    When a brother and sister struck a coyote at 75mph they assumed they had killed the animal and drove on.

    They didn't realize this was the toughest creature ever to survive a hit-and-run. Eight hours, two fuel stops, and 600 miles later they found the wild animal embedded in their front
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]bumper[/SIZE][SIZE=+1] and very much alive.

    Daniel and Tevyn were driving at night along Interstate 80 near the Nevada-Utah border when they noticed a pack of coyotes near the roadside on October 12. When one of the animals ran in front of the car, the impact sounded fatal so the siblings thought there no point in stopping.

    'Right off the bat, we knew it was bad,' Daniel explained. 'We thought the story was over.' After the incident around 1am, they continued their 600 mile drive to North San Juan - even stopping for fuel at least twice.

    But it was only when they finally reached their destination at 9am did they take time to examine what damage they may have sustained.

    At first it looked as though it was going to be quite gruesome.

    'Daniel saw fur and the body inside the grill,' Tevyn said. 'I was trying to keep some distance. Our assumption was it was part of the coyote - it didn't register it was the whole animal.'

    Daniel got a broom to try and pry the remains out of
    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]the bumper and got the shock of his life.

    'It flinched,' Tevyn East said. 'It was a huge surprise - he got a little freaked out.'

    [/SIZE][SIZE=+1]The bumper was completely taken apart and wildlife official put a loop around the coyote.


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  2. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    More pictures.
     

  3. Slatebar

    Slatebar New Member

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    Man that is one tough dog. Even tho I hunt them, I hope they let this old guy go, he's earned it.
     
  4. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post Dayton....

    Merry Christmas....
     
  5. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Who would of thunk!! One mean critter for sure.
     
  6. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    im with ya! he earned his life for sure! awesome story and pics !!!
     
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    He or She definitely earned it's life. Hope they let it go and it lives a long time. WOW!!:cool2:
     
  8. festus

    festus New Member

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    If he's disabled, they should put him in the zoo and have a video nearby so people can get the lowdown on this story. I'm not a big coyote fan, but this one deserves to live.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dayton for sharing this amazing story. I'm a little slow and just found it. Yes he has earned extended life and I hope he gets it.
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Thanks,Dayton,I saw this somewhere a few days ago,Strange things happen when wildlife meet auto's
     
  11. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

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    I'll make sure I dodge the next one I see,,thanx for the story & pics,
     
  12. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    He might have survived that, but the one I downed with a 12 gauge three inch magnum 00 buckshot two weeks ago never moved another muscle! :wink:

    Bill in SC
     
  13. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

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    lol,,,:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  14. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    and they say rats and cockroaches gonna be the last to go.
     
  15. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Yeah, I did the same with a auto 12 ga and on a mother coyote and 4 pups, only I used #4's. :wink:
     
  16. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    If they turn it loose, I bet he never goes near the road again.....:eek:oooh:
     
  17. lance

    lance New Member

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    Never tried to eat one !!!!:wink: Yep that's one tough songdog !
     
  18. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    Thats a awsome story.Thanks