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For those who are cusious, actual "bear spray" works better than a .44 or a shotgun. :thumbsup: It'll stop the biggest baddest Grizzly in its tracks. It'll also seriously hurt any lesser animals, so don't ever use it on dogs. :no:

 

while I'm rambling on about this subject, I carry a can of "dog spray" with me on walks and it works just as well on dogs. All aggression instantly stops as they try to figure out what the hell just happened. jamminz.gif

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I might have to remind my wife to carry the pepper spray I bought her for self-defense on her trips into NYC (as well as beautiful downtown New Haven. ... ugh). She never bothers to carry it, because when she did it was always buried at the bottom of her purse.

 

Now we have TWO packs of coyotes roaming around the preservation and water company land behind our house, and the 'yotes have killed several small pets around town, as well as a couple of goats in the next town over. We're keeping her granddaughter's toy poodle, which weighs 5 pounds (officially, on the veterinarian's scale). She'd be just a tasty desert for a pack of coyotes and I'm concerned that the wife hears the coyotes at night, she knows there must be at least a dozen of them, and she knows that it's not recommended to let small pets out unsupervised even in the day time -- then she goes and lets the poodle out after dark. AARGH!

 

If it were up to me, I'd be set up with a sniper rifle. However, apparently Connecticut for some inexplicable reason has awarded coyotes with protected status, so I'm not sure it would be legal to shoot one even if I caught it in the act of chowing down on our granddaughter's little poodle. Sheer idiocy -- coyotes aren't even native to Connecticut, how the [bleep] do they rate protected status?

 

Jeff -- I saw the funny part.

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Thats Good. :D :rotf: :rotfl2:

I might have to remind my wife to carry the pepper spray I bought her for self-defense on her trips into NYC (as well as beautiful downtown New Haven. ... ugh). She never bothers to carry it, because when she did it was always buried at the bottom of her purse.

 

Now we have TWO packs of coyotes roaming around the preservation and water company land behind our house, and the 'yotes have killed several small pets around town, as well as a couple of goats in the next town over. We're keeping her granddaughter's toy poodle, which weighs 5 pounds (officially, on the veterinarian's scale). She'd be just a tasty desert for a pack of coyotes and I'm concerned that the wife hears the coyotes at night, she knows there must be at least a dozen of them, and she knows that it's not recommended to let small pets out unsupervised even in the day time -- then she goes and lets the poodle out after dark. AARGH!

 

If it were up to me, I'd be set up with a sniper rifle. However, apparently Connecticut for some inexplicable reason has awarded coyotes with protected status, so I'm not sure it would be legal to shoot one even if I caught it in the act of chowing down on our granddaughter's little poodle. Sheer idiocy -- coyotes aren't even native to Connecticut, how the [bleep] do they rate protected status?

 

Jeff -- I saw the funny part.

Needed to vent a little? :rotfl2: :D
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Now we have TWO packs of coyotes roaming around the preservation and water company land behind our house, and the 'yotes have killed several small pets around town, as well as a couple of goats in the next town over. We're keeping her granddaughter's toy poodle, which weighs 5 pounds (officially, on the veterinarian's scale). She'd be just a tasty desert for a pack of coyotes and I'm concerned that the wife hears the coyotes at night, she knows there must be at least a dozen of them, and she knows that it's not recommended to let small pets out unsupervised even in the day time -- then she goes and lets the poodle out after dark. AARGH!

 

Ahh, we digress, but down here every night it's a symphony of coyotes. It's kind of like a Gordon Lightfoot song, easy listening. Gus, my tough little Cocker Spaniel, gets one occasionally and leaves the carcus out in the backyard. This only started recently a few months ago after we got him neutered. I don't think he likes it much........ :D

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Two words on bear/pepper spray... Don't use it in the upwind direction, and DON'T take it into the passenger area of a helicopter because it has a tendency to go off in an uncommanded manner...

 

Oh, get between mother and cubs, and you'll probably be badly enough injured that you will die, before you get the bear spray out.

 

That said, they should probably change all the signs to read like that one... :rotf:

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Ahh, we digress, but down here every night it's a symphony of coyotes. It's kind of like a Gordon Lightfoot song, easy listening. Gus, my tough little Cocker Spaniel, gets one occasionally and leaves the carcus out in the backyard. This only started recently a few months ago after we got him neutered. I don't think he likes it much........ :D

 

Well, I imagine that it would piss off anyone to have that done.

 

We have coyotes here as well...had a guy who found his 'yap' dog being carried off in the jaws of one after he heard a loud commotion one night. He got his .223 and loosed 15 rounds at the critter....not hitting it once (although it did drop his pet) :nuts: We ended up responding and taking his weapon so he would not 'spray and pray' any more.....

 

Also, I can tell you to always be upwind when pepper spray is deployed. :no:

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I might have to remind my wife to carry the pepper spray I bought her for self-defense on her trips into NYC (as well as beautiful downtown New Haven. ... ugh). She never bothers to carry it, because when she did it was always buried at the bottom of her purse.

 

Now we have TWO packs of coyotes roaming around the preservation and water company land behind our house, and the 'yotes have killed several small pets around town, as well as a couple of goats in the next town over. We're keeping her granddaughter's toy poodle, which weighs 5 pounds (officially, on the veterinarian's scale). She'd be just a tasty desert for a pack of coyotes and I'm concerned that the wife hears the coyotes at night, she knows there must be at least a dozen of them, and she knows that it's not recommended to let small pets out unsupervised even in the day time -- then she goes and lets the poodle out after dark. AARGH!

 

If it were up to me, I'd be set up with a sniper rifle. However, apparently Connecticut for some inexplicable reason has awarded coyotes with protected status, so I'm not sure it would be legal to shoot one even if I caught it in the act of chowing down on our granddaughter's little poodle. Sheer idiocy -- coyotes aren't even native to Connecticut, how the [bleep] do they rate protected status?

 

Jeff -- I saw the funny part.

 

 

I didnt know they were protected here. We have a problem with a fisher cat in our neighborhood.

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