New Hampshire Man Chokes Coyote To Death After It Attacked His Toddler

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

News from New Hampshire.

A New Hampshire man fought and killed a coyote on Monday, police said, bringing a spate of attacks to an end.

Ian O’Reilly, from Kensington, choked the coyote to death after it attacked his two-year-old child. The same coyote is believed to have bitten a woman in the buttocks earlier in the day, and attacked a car.

The coyote targeted O’Reilly’s family while they were walking on a trail near Kensington. It bit one of O’Reilly’s three children, prompting the father to kick it. O’Reilly then throttled the animal.

“There was no interest in it going away,” O’Reilly told Boston 25 News. “[I] ultimately had to make the decision to become the aggressor and jumped on it, attacked it and [got] it to the ground.

“When I was able to get on top of it, I put my hand on its snout so it wasn’t able to attack me. There was quite a bit of snow on the ground, so I shoved the face into the snow and then eventually was able [to] put my hand on its snout and expire it through suffocation.

“Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick.”

O’Reilly was reportedly bitten in the arm and chest. His child was wearing a bulky snowsuit and was unharmed.

“The coyote attacked a young child, and the child’s dad went into protection mode and suffocated the coyote until it succumbed,” police said.

New Hampshire’s fish and game department was testing the coyote for rabies, according to 25 News. O’Reilly received shots for the virus.

This may be a similar case to the recent event with the California mountain lion.  Shooting at the cat would have been danger close and a mistake of centimeters means life and death for his little boy.

The only other option would have been to jump him and shoot the Coyote point blank range.  I’d probably have tried that, but it’s difficult to say unless I was in that circumstance.


Comments

  1. On January 22, 2020 at 6:28 am, Nosmo said:

    Stuff like this is making me re-think my choice of backup pistol; double action revolvers will still work just fine in contact, semi-autos run the risk of pushing the slide out of battery which cripples the gun until full battery is restored, usually requiring both hands.

    “…shoot the Coyote point blank range…” I’ve long since sent this particular pet peeve out to pasture since everyone has adopted the Hollywood definition of “point blank range” but from a purist’s standpoint, we need to find a more correct, and accurate, term to describe close-in shooting because “point blank range” is incorrect. A lost cause, I know, but someone’s got to tilt at the windmills.

  2. On January 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm, Lori G said:

    Good daddy

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