Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: The strangest, scariest, most dramatic thing that you've seen in your n'hood« Last post by PastryGoddess on Yesterday at 11:35:50 PM »
One evening at one of our local dog parks, we were just getting ready to leave to come home (so I already had my dog leashed) when a woman on the path motioned for me to stop, then pointed at the edge of one of the park's treed areas. Standing there watching all the people and their dogs was a coyote. I never would have thought they'd be so bold as to come to a place so full of people and dogs, but I guess they are.
Before the woman could stop her dog, he was off after the coyote. Any other dog I'd have been more concerned but he was an Irish wolfhound. Things did not end well for that coyote. And yes, the lady did try to stop her dog; she certainly didn't encourage him to go after the coyote. It's just lucky that the dog was big and strong enough to handle it and I guess it also goes to show that no amount of training will overcome instinct. In the end the dog was totally unharmed and the coyote, well...he became an ex-coyote.
There is a pack of coyotes at the national zoo/Rock creek park. the first time I heard them yipping in the early morning during a run I stopped cold