Sunday, July 12, 2015

Be Vigilant

Be Vigilant. It's the advice from the authorities in California in the wake of a cluster of attacks on humans by coyotes.

Whether you're worried about a coyote biting your two year old on the neck, or not being a robbery victim when you stop for gas after dark, vigilance is good advice.

This is their follow-up advice.
"If a coyote approaches and looks aggressive, pick up small children and pets and throw rocks to deter the animal, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said."
After tens of thousands of years of human civilization and the advancement of weapons, people in California have been reduce to searching the ground around them for rocks to use to defend their children from 40 pound canines.

10 comments:

Jess said...

Yes. The band "Devo" had it right. After the atomic age, comes the stone age.

Old NFO said...

(shaking head) No... Just... NO! Sigh...

Sherm said...

At least a sling like David used would give some heft to those rocks. It worked for a Lion and a Bear so a Coyote should not be a problem. Coyotes don't even have their own football team.

Glenn B said...

Sticks and stones may break its bones but bullets - well heck they just do a better job.

instinct said...

We have lots of coyotes out here, two legged and four. I ran into three of the four legged kind walking to work one day. Thankfully they decided to move on but I had both my knives out just in case.

Why didn't I have a gun? Because my work has a no weapons policy and the folders are easier to hide.

Mignon510 said...

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. I saw that phrase in my teens and thought, "wtf?" Old as I am now, it is more than apt.

armedlaughing said...

I'd rather be tried by 6 coyotes, then carried off by 6.
NO...wait...

gfa

Brigid said...

I'll never forget my liberal hippie neighbor with the two happy dogs. When I warned her that the coyotes were coming right up on the decks, she said "that's OK, I have an invisible fence".

drjim said...

Better to throw lead than rocks!

Will said...

BTW, coyotes climb wood fences very well. 6-7 ft tall, no problem. For a while, I had a female taking naps in the back yard. She liked the figs that fell off the tree. My walking around at night while taking out trash cans didn't alarm her unduly.
My liberal neighbors (O bumper stickers) with small children weren't happy about the coyotes leaving droppings on their rear deck. They didn't do anything about it, though. (Edge of Silicon Valley, with a cattle ranch across the road.)