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Well at least they didn't take my rear lights...

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Think the a**hole was looking for a gun. Only opened the glove box & center console before screwing off. All while I was at work. MF couldn't have just busted the glass. Had to pry against the window frame itself. Needless to say I'm not a fan of people at the moment.
I had the exact same thing happen to my old Ranger, same method, right in my driveway. They cleaned me out even taking the napkins and ball point pens I had.
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Well at least they didn't take my rear lights...

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Think the a**hole was looking for a gun. Only opened the glove box & center console before screwing off. All while I was at work. MF couldn't have just busted the glass. Had to pry against the window frame itself. Needless to say I'm not a fan of people at the moment.
man that sucks. to me, there is nothing more disgusting than people who steal other peoples shit. hope theyre caught, but not likely. and to fuxk up your ride, that makes it ten times worse. was this in broad daylight, or do you have a night job?
 

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Duke,
I believe that. I live about 3 blocks away from our dam. A neighbor and wife who live on my block told me that one afternoon they saw a coyote calmly strolling down our sidewalk and then walk down into the dam. They live closer to the dam than I and hear them howling at night. I learned as a kid never to mess with a wild animal even if they look tame and docile. I'm more cautious now when in the dam area. I carry a metal tire pump in the backpack but am thinking that that might not be enough if I ever have to deal with a mad coyote... ?‍♂

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Duke,
I believe that. I live about 3 blocks away from our dam. A neighbor and wife who live on my block told me that one afternoon they saw a coyote calmly strolling down our sidewalk and then walk down into the dam. They live closer to the dam than I and hear them howling at night. I learned as a kid never to mess with a wild animal even if they look tame and docile. I'm more cautious now when in the dam area. I carry a metal tire pump in the backpack but am thinking that that might not be enough if I ever have to deal with a mad coyote... ?‍♂

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Hi Paul,

We live only one house away from the edge of the desert. Most Coyote around here live in the washes around the developed areas. Sitting on the patio at night, we will occasionally hear them yipping and we remark "Poor Fluffy". The loose dog or cat are no match for a pack of Coyote.

About 10 years ago there was a spate of Coyote attacks of people in their backyard in a particular subdivision. Coyote would sneak up and bite the poor homeowners in the ass. Animal control was sure someone was feeding them and eventually after killing a few of the coyote with rifles they found the lady that was feeding them as she felt sorry for them. She was defiant and continued to put out food for them... She ended up in court and as I recall sold her home and moved back to the state of Washington. The coyote that were killed had no fear of humans which is the problem with feeding them... I give them a wide berth and yell at them to scare them off. Margie and I were walking in our Sub when I turned around, we were being trailed buy a pack of 5 or 6 and a motorist stopped to offer us protection in his car. I told him to honk his horn and that scared the coyote off but we accepted his offer of a ride home. We were a bit shaken for sure...not sure what we could have done if attacked. That was about 15 years ago. The coyote seem to have moved further into the desert now as suburbia moves forward.

Yesterday I had to deal with 5 javelina...I had blown off the backyard steps to the lower part of our property and here were the 5 javelina wanting to use the steps. They were blocking my path back to the walled in patio... So I aimed the Greenworks leaf blower at the lead javelina and let him have a blast of 180mph air...he did not like it but stood his ground so I blasted him again and got him to retreat with the rest following him...That gave me time to get through the gate and behind the 3' block wall. The heard the regrouped and headed down the steps and back out into the desert...

I do not mess with desert wild life, especially the slithery type with no shoulders....

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Phil
 


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send some my way! it was a weak winter this year
We got about 5' extra this year so plenty to share. We should be going down but it has still been accumulating with 65 inches in my high spot.

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Hey Duke,
That pic reminded me of a coyote encounter I had in December.

Went over to do a ride in the canyon behind our city dam.

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Finished up the ride and then stopped to rest after getting back to the top. Two hikers were staring intensely and pointing at something down in the mouth of the dam, so I went over to see what was going on. They pointed to a pack of 3 coyotes who were moving at a pretty good clip. Told them I hadn't seen any here before…they looked surprised and said that earlier they had watched me pass by the pack (fortunately without any incidents) that appeared to be only a short distance away from my bike and I didn't even know it! I try to carefully observe what's ahead to prepare for any alternative riding plan or changes to prevent mishaps and still didn’t see a trace of them!

Next pic. shows an overview of the area where the hikers said they saw my ride near the coyotes. The arrow on the left shows the direction I was heading in just before going by the pack. The arrow on the right is the approximate point where afterwards the hikers and I saw the pack moving ahead. The X is the approximate location from up above where we were standing when we observed the moving coyotes.

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Later I went back down into the vicinity where the coyotes were seen near as I rode by them to look at the terrain and got some pics. These pics. below show the trail in that area as it progressed. Once you get through the stream bed in pic. 4 and on the road where the hikers are, it’s pretty clean riding. Until then it was slower-going in the lower gears because of the gravel...not a good place to encounter unruly coyotes...on firmer ground you could try and make a run for it...coyotes can get up to 40 mph.

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Was talking to a biker a few days later and he saw a coyote stroll up the side of the dam and calmly sit down on the walkway about 20 feet from him...then casually walked away after several minutes. The X on this pic. shows approximately where he said the coyote was sitting.

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Have talked to some bikers and hikers since who reported there have been sightings in here frequently and evidently, they have gotten comfortable being around people. Probably some people feeding them who do not understand the consequences for doing that in areas where people reside close by.

Attached pics of some of these guys who hang out in this canyon area of the dam...

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I met a hiker who had a good size dog with him that looked like he could take care of himself. He said that several weeks before, him and the dog were walking the trails and out of nowhere a coyote about 2/3's the size of the dog came up and nipped at the dog's tail then quickly took off.

We are used to coyotes here in NM because it is their natural habitat, and they tend to stay primarily in isolated areas because they are reclusive and usually only seen at night. They are normally non-aggressive unless seriously threatened and usually can be scared off because they resist attacking beings larger than themselves. According to some reports, making loud noises has worked to send them away. The advice is not to run but to back off slowly. The time for concern is when coyotes are rabid and on the attack. It has happened...

I was stalked by two coyotes one time, both coming within ten feet of me. None of the tips I was taught to scare them off worked. Yelling at them, throwing rocks at them, nothing. They just looked at me and smelled me, eventually casually walking away from me and back into the bush. KInda freaked me out, especially considering I couldn't see them in the woods when they were 20 feet away. I didn't know if they took off, or in there planning their strategy to come after me.
 

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I was stalked by two coyotes one time, both coming within ten feet of me. None of the tips I was taught to scare them off worked. Yelling at them, throwing rocks at them, nothing. They just looked at me and smelled me, eventually casually walking away from me and back into the bush. KInda freaked me out, especially considering I couldn't see them in the woods when they were 20 feet away. I didn't know if they took off, or in there planning their strategy to come after me.
They were tired of Donair scraps and wanted something fresh. :wink:
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