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Taking the dog for a walk
December 5, 2017
7:43 pm
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Every evening I take the dog out for her “Last Waltz” in the hope that there won’t be unpleasant surprises in the morning.

The unpleasant surprise that I saw in the middle of the very well travelled street (in a suburban, residential neighborhood) less than 15 yards  away… a coyote. Surprised, but not shocked, coyotes are known in our area.

Now when I walk the dog, I take a “friend” along  

December 5, 2017
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Forgot to take the dog for a walk one night.. He had an accident sometime overnight and the Roomba never missed a beat….  spread it all over half the house.  Talk about an unpleasant surprise in the morning…

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

December 5, 2017
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rwsem said
Forgot to take the dog for a walk one night.. He had an accident sometime overnight and the Roomba never missed a beat….  spread it all over half the house.  Talk about an unpleasant surprise in the morning…  

Now that is funny. I think that the dog gets extra treats and Roomba gets a TimeOut

December 6, 2017
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Do you walk with a leash or free reign ?

We have black bears in our neck of the woods and I wouldn’t want my dog having a confrontation with any kind of wildlife … it rarely ends well.

December 6, 2017
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Steve, try 38 spec shot shells in your friend. They work very well at night. Couple of days ago a possum was on the porch eating the cat food. I was amazed at how effective they are. At 15 yards it may not be fatal to a coyote or more likely a coywolf, but it will either teach him caution or render him still for a coup de grace. 

December 6, 2017
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Ole Dog said
Steve, try 38 spec shot shells in your friend. They work very well at night. Couple of days ago a possum was on the porch eating the cat food. I was amazed at how effective they are. At 15 yards it may not be fatal to a coyote or more likely a coywolf, but it will either teach him caution or render him still for a coup de grace.   

The “friend” is a Ruger LCP with a +1 magazine, Laserlyte red dot, and the most capable .380 ammunition I can find.

As always, the most important part of this is awareness and understanding the situation, and being prepared. Our evening walk takes place away from trees and shrubbery, pretty well lit, and me understanding what might be out there.

December 7, 2017
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I hate walking outside late at night and getting surprised by a skunk or big racoon.  I’ve been known to take a ”friend” along too.  Usually my Sig P250 in 40 S&W.  I won’t shoot a skunk for obvious reasons, but we also have seen a few bears in my area so better safe than sorry.  BTW I think a 40 would only piss off a bear but the noise may scare it away.  

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December 8, 2017
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I’m on the east coast of Fla, by the water. We moved here three years ago from South Fla. I was very surprised

to learn that Sebastian has bobcats. I haven’t seen one yet, but two years ago, one tried to drag a shark out of 

the ocean. 

   What new gun my Dear, this old thing?

December 8, 2017
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photohause said
I was very surprised to learn that Sebastian has bobcats. I haven’t seen one yet, but two years ago, one tried to drag a shark out of the ocean. 

From the ears, that looks more like one of our Florida Panthers, but man is he starving.

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