Nine Year Old North Carolina Girl Attacked By Coyote

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 1 week ago

Via reader Fred Tippens, Yahoo:

A 9-nine-year-old girl was attacked by a coyote outside of her home in North Carolina.

On Thursday evening, the animal approached Madilyn Fowler on her porch, leaving her with minor injuries, including scratches on her bottom, back and face, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

“The coyote had been attempting to attack the family dog before this,” the Davie County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook. “The Victims Mother was able to get the coyote to stop the attack.”

It’s unclear whether Fowler was exposed to rabies; however, the sheriff’s office issued an advisory to those in the area to stay guarded, especially considering the coyote couldn’t be located after the attack.

“We recommend that residents in the area be cautious with their pets and when outdoors for the next two weeks,” the advisory message on Facebook says. “An animal infected with rabies normally expires within two weeks, but can spread the disease to other animals and humans that it comes into contact with.”

And thus I carry a gun all the time, for predators of the four-legged kind and the two-legged kind.  The two-legged concern me more than the four-legged, but it’s best to be prepared.

It may have been a Coyote, but more than likely a mixture such as Coywolf.


Comments

  1. On March 20, 2018 at 12:50 am, Equilibrist said:

    Speaking of the two-legged kind:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article205831069.html

    Take special note of the “severity” of the charges.

    Beware coyotes in sheep-dog’s clothing!

  2. On March 21, 2018 at 2:37 pm, TheAlaskan said:

    We have coyotes up here now. An invasive species. Just shows how adaptive nature can be. They got here by following the ALCAN up…built in ’44. Road kill helped them on there journey. The corridor also attracts moose, spruce hens, grouse and ptarmigan because it opens up the taiga to sunshine and new growth thus attracting wildlife…a coyote’s dream…concentrated wildlife. The coyotes are populating where the wolves are not, mostly where there is human concentrations.

    The Northern Wood Bison from Canada has also found it’s way into Alaska via the ALCAN…in large numbers to the point of now there is an open season on them. Winter driving the ALCAN (best time to drive it imo) is hazardous on account of large animals in the corridor, especially bison in large numbers, and the fact that it’s dark most of the day in the Northern Lats.

    There has also been puma sightings with one confirmed kill of a mountain lion in a chicken coop. All ALCAN immigrants.

    There…you’ve been updated on our immigrant problems. All immigrants are undocumented.

    Our bipedal immigration has been regressive so the sum of that is now called emigration. We are losing population. We don’t need to build a wall…yet.

    Population of Alaska in 2017, 739,795…and falling.

    MAGA! Make Alaska Great Again!

    Now ya know.

  3. On March 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    The Coywolf will do well in Alaska. Better than wolf, better than big cat. It’s got dog in it, so it’s a mutt. Mixed DNA, less susceptible to disease, genetic disorders, etc. More adaptable.

  4. On March 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm, TheAlaskan said:

    Funny you say that. Frank Glaser, back in the day, would live trap a wolf and breed it with his sled dogs. He created wolf hybrid dog teams in the hopes that the stamina of the wolf and the domestication of the dog would make for a super dog for the sled. It did, and it didn’t. The hybrids were almost always mean and unpredictable. Their temper was easily triggered as you can imagine. On the trail however, they were second to none. Wolf hybrids won almost all races back in the day. They also had a nasty habit of killing other dogs.

    It is illegal to cross-breed wolves today in Alaska. In fact, it is illegal to even own one.

  5. On March 21, 2018 at 7:21 pm, TheAlaskan said:

    Coywolf…new and improved.

  6. On March 25, 2018 at 6:53 am, Pat Hines said:

    “n May 2011, an analysis of red wolf, eastern wolf, gray wolf, and dog genomes suggested that the red wolf was 76–80% coyote and only 20–24% gray wolf, suggesting that the red wolf is actually much more coyote in origin than the eastern wolf. This study analyzed 48,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and found no evidence for a unique eastern wolf or red wolf species.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_wolf

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