Coyotes Kill Woman!

coyote— A nineteen year old singer-songwriter from Toronto, Taylor Mitchell,  was attacked and killed by coyotes as she was hiking alone in a park in eastern Canada. Police who were in the area reached the scene quickly and shot one of the animals, apparently wounding it.  The injured coyote and a companion coyote managed to get away, however.

The woman was in critical condition when paramedics arrived with multiple bite wounds over her entire body. Despite being airlifted to a Halifax hospital, she died last Wednesday morning.

Coyote attacks are extremely rare because the animals are usually shy.  A retired biologist with the Nova Scotia department of Natural Resources said that its possible the coyotes thought that the victim was a deer or other prey…

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5 Comments on “Coyotes Kill Woman!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    If that biologist thinks deer are occasionally bipedal, like bears, it’s no wonder he retired!

    There are only two reasons coyotes would attack a lone human hiker: rabies; or, a taste for humans acquired by previous–and doubtlessly unrecorded–attacks on people. And, rabid canines are notorious loners.

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  2. carycomic Says:

    That’s why he changed his name to “Ralph,” and helps train sheepdogs (who seem to be part boxer).

    😉

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  3. carycomic Says:

    That would make him a DINK (“Double Income/No Kits”).

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