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Campers Rescued From Circling Coyote Pack

Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, odd, wildlife )

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Canadian police Monday described the harrowing rescue of three campers and a dog from a remote campsite in Nova Scotia that was surrounded by howling coyotes

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Roger G (154)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 1:28 pm
noted thanks !

Giana P (398)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:32 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:29 am
Never seen one, are they about the size of the Fox here in England ? I do think we must be careful of blowing this out of proportion, it will only give the cowards that hide behind a gun at a safe distance and call it hunting more reason to kill them.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:19 am

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:42 am
alam you are soooooooooooo right, they just want to kill them . but to honest i wont give damm if the coyottes kill all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:41 am
Noted, thanks.

Sarah Fletcher (3)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:07 am
Ive been surrounded in a remote area by howling coyotes and they never attacked us. We had one small dog and3 humans.

Sarah Fletcher (3)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:08 am
We thought it was cool.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:50 am
It sounds as if the campers are amateurs who belonged in an offical camping area where there are other campers & which is patrolled by rangers.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:10 pm
Anyone who goes into the homes of these animals, has to be aware and respectful. Humans don't own the world, although they think they do. There was some attraction for these coyotes to do this. The humans attracted the coyotes somehow.

Christeen A (370)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 1:34 pm
Thank you for this rescue. I'm glad no harm came to either party.

Azaima A (207)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 3:04 pm

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:51 pm
Better stay out of the woods then !!

Catherine Turley (192)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:48 pm
i live in the foothills with coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions. anyone who can't handle it needs to move to the inner city... and not camp.

Maureen C (4)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:58 pm
Alan M: coyotes are larger than foxes, an some here in Eastern Canada cross-bred with wolves at some point, making them larger.

In American Indian lore, the coyote is the Trickster, and they can approach you very quietly, and have little or no fear of humans. They will move into human-populated areas - even cities -and when they do, they cat population drops and small dogs are at risk.

Although I'm very much an animal lover, I do have mixed feelings and wariness about coyotes: I'd feel more comfortable confronting a wolverine

Sam E M (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:18 am
Campers should find out about any risks before camping in remote areas. Not doing so is stupid and irresponsible, to say the least.
If their dog was a female on heat that could explain a lot, or the coyotes could have been looking for food and been attracted by the aromas lingering after the campers' evening meal.
There's no proof they were there to attack the humans at all.

Justin M (2)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:23 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 10:43 am
Noted. I do believe that the people camping did something that attracted the coyotes. I also believe that if you're going nto camp out in the wildnerness then you need to be prepared to run into wild animals. I'm glad that this rescue happened without killing any of the coyotes.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:12 pm
If only people would stay out of the coyotes homes there would be no one being harmed!
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