First, let me say that I love coyotes, I think they’re easily one of the most beautiful animals in this world. One of my favorite blogs of all time is The Daily Coyote, the story of Charlie a wild-born orphan coyote that was cared for by a local farmer and raised alongside her cat and other farm animals.
3. Encounter with a hungry wild coyote in BC
The story of Charlie is very heartwarming, but make no mistake that Coyote are dangerous animals. If you don’t believe me watch this video below of a guy working in at a remote post in British Columbia who has a very close encounter with a wild and hungry coyote. He’s really lucky there was only one.
2. Coyotes roam the streets of Chicago
As dangerous as they can be, coyotes are mostly nocturnal and prefer to avoid human contact, and apparently can be quite useful. City officials in my home town of Chicago have even released several (radio tracked) wild coyotes to deal with the rabbit and rat population- and occasionally cull subs at Quiznos.
1. Topwater Coyote action
Bruce Chandler also had his own close encounter with a wild coyote, but unlike any story you’ve ever heard, or will hear for that matter. Chandler was fishing in a bass tournament on the Mississippi river, casting a bit phat frog in to the thick stuff looking big bucket mouths. But you’d never believe what he caught if he didn’t snap this photo. As quick and shocking as a bolt of lightning, a coyote sprang from the tall grass along the shore, into the water, and bit down hard on Chandler’s frog.
After pulling his boat out to deeper water with the trolling motor Chandler sent the photo to a friend also fishing the tournament asking for help. If it weren’t for the photo, I don’t think his friend would have sacrificed any tournament time to chase what most would think was a hoax. Luckily the hook came out easily with the help of some really long pliers, both the coyote and the lure were freed, and both men returned to the tournament.