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#1 fish dog

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:20 PM

Fights it off with a knife...

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

Will be interesting to see if the coyote really was rabid, can't be reported as Rabid without proof; they hadn't got results back yet. Still almost dieing from a vaccine taken (just in case) the coyote is rabid; is pretty ironic. I really haven't read about any cases of Rabid Coyotes, in many years, I know they got Raccoons and skunks back south that do carry rabies, and we have bats; but the last case I read of a Coyote was ~10-15yrs. ago and that animal was from Mexico. Still I have read that they have an ever increasing population of coyotes back east, some of which interbreeding with wolves, only a matter of time before large population of predators attacks someone.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 11:39 AM

 There you go, taking a knife to a gun fight. :smiley-rifle:



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

They can make a pretty good inference by the animal's behavior but the description in the article is ambiguous, but if you get bit by a an animal that can have rabies, you are going to get the shot(s) no matter what because once symptoms appear its pretty much always fatal.  I think the window is 48 hours.

 

If it wasn't rabid, it might have had pups nearby. Its that time of year.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:05 PM

Can’t find it right now but read a follow up that it was confirmed as rabid.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:18 PM

I hate coyotes.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:35 PM

AND TARANTULA HAWKS!!!UGGH!


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