Aggressive Coyote Stalking And Attaching People In North Texas Park

BY Herschel Smith
1 week ago

News from Texas, but it could be virtually anywhere in the lower 48.

FRISCO – Frisco police are warning residents to beware of aggressive coyotes after a jogger was attacked in the third coyote-related incident in the city this month.

On Wednesday, Frisco police said a jogger was running on the sidewalk of Eldorado Parkway when an aggressive coyote attacked. The jogger had significant injuries to the neck and was taken to a local hospital.

On Nov. 11, an officer thwarted a coyote attack in the same location. Video footage shows the officer sitting at the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Preston Road when a coyote runs across the road. The animal appears to be stalking a runner on the sidewalk.

The officer put on his lights and pulled onto the sidewalk behind the jogger to scare off the coyote, police said.

On Nov. 1, a 9-year-old child was attacked by a coyote nearby on Bancroft Lane. The child had a minor injury and was taken to the doctor, police said.

On Oct. 26, a coyote tried to jump on a runner near Eldorado Parkway, but a passerby scared it away.

Police said they do not know if the attacks are by the same animal or if there are multiple aggressive coyotes.

The Animal Services Unit of the police department has been trying to find and catch the coyote, police said, but have been unable to. The behavior is abnormal for coyotes, police said.

It’s only abnormal if you don’t know anything about Coyotes.  When you’re out and about in or near the bush (and yes, a park is near the bush or at least similar enough), you’re carrying a gun, right?  You’re watching your six, right?


Comments

  1. On December 2, 2018 at 10:52 pm, GomeznSA said:

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry had the ‘cure’ for aggressive coyotes. ;-)

    IMHO that same cure should be ‘liberally’ applied to 4 legged ones as well.

  2. On December 2, 2018 at 11:18 pm, Sarthurk said:

    Live in the bush. Have multiple deer living in the area. Have young cat spending more time outside. Concerned about coyotes. No sign of them yet these days. Concerned, however. Multiple ballistic options available close at hand, or hip as it were, as well as spouse with 20 ga. handy. There was a bear around for a month or so, but appears to have left the area.
    Stray humans wander up and down the nearby road on occasion. Everything is locked up, and a super eared Dachshund is an alarm that can be annoying at times, but a comforting addition to security.

  3. On December 2, 2018 at 11:32 pm, Fred said:

    While I appreciate the cop turning his lights on to scare off a coyote, you know what really deters them? Watching their buddy get shot by a .45 and squirm, and squeal, and writhe, and try to breath, and panic, and bleed out. Least, it used to when we understood dominion and accepted God’s gift as Apex. He didn’t say it would pleasant securing our children in a fallen world.

    Same as hangings used to deter crime.

  4. On December 3, 2018 at 4:32 am, Nosmo said:

    @ Fred: While coyotes, and humans, can learn by observation, I suspect to be fully effective deterrence must be administered serially rather than remotely in parallel. There seems to be an “effectiveness failure” observable over time when it is not.

  5. On December 3, 2018 at 8:26 am, Fred said:

    @Nosmo, I wasn’t saying to stop at just one. We had eradicated them all the way to the Mississippi save for a few in Michigan and perhaps Wisconsin. That’s what I meant by Apex, not allowing competition in your territory. It’s a lack of hunting them that has allowed them to come back and that’s what I meant by Dominion, ownership of our responsibility in nature, among other applications. I’m agreeing with you.

    Effectiveness failure? Do you mean like Gun Free Kill Zones where the prey are willing to take acceptable losses and simply adapt to the fear of being shot instead of leaving or mounting an effective defense? Do you mean a group willingness to have some culled as long the food remains available for those that live? Do you mean like that? Dumb, stupid, prey, first order animal logic like that?

  6. On December 3, 2018 at 7:25 pm, Dov Sar said:

    There was a pack of coyotes that attacked a draft horse where I live (northern Maine); they actually killed it by running it into the dirt. The owner came out and was trying to bury it with his tractor and had to kill several that were still trying to eat him with the tractor. Lead is the only answer. Lots of lead.

  7. On December 4, 2018 at 5:46 pm, 41mag said:

    Ok, I go running in the desert out where I live (West burbs of Phoenix).

    I’m not using that fanny pack crap, that’s uncomfortable for running and it’ll bounce around too much.

    Any other ideas or experience to speak of?

  8. On December 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm, Donk said:

    @41mag. Hill Peoples Gear; http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/1/ProductID/2 They have others. I dont run as 20 years squatting behind home plate no bueno for knees. Yet, my HPG Heavy Recon Kit bag goes with me EVERYWHERE. Captain talked about it on his foray into the Weminuche Wilderness. I cant speak for his experience but I love all of my HPG kit.

    @Fred, dude, you are quickly becoming one of my favorite commenters on the multiple blogs you haunt. Apex, classic.

    I was at the dog park this evening chatting with a dude who runs the trails adjacent to same. Said he was stalked and confronted by a coywolf running in broad daylight the other day. We are a bedroom community of Charlotte, NC. I see them everywhere. They wake us up at zero dark thirty mauling a kill behind where we live. As the Cap’n says, one must always be prepared to apply .450 SMC (or at least .45ACP 230 g) therapy to varmits.

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