Monday, September 20, 2010

My air horn goes BANG
"I don't think it's overkill," said Carrie Budke, who was picking up her 6-year-old daughter , Emma. "Right now screaming isn't helping. An air horn would scare any animal away — even a sick one."
Or in other words, if it doesn't work, do it LOUDER.

If a coyote is so sick--rabid--that the illness has overcome thousands of generations of instinct to avoid contact with humans...

I don't know which is more insane, a rabid coyote or a human who thinks an air horn will scare it away. Once again, I am stunned at the stupidity of these people. There is only one way to deal with a rabid animal. There is a loud noise involved, but it's only a side-effect.


  1. I definitely think shooting a coyote would qualify as "acting aggressively". And it would certainly (albeit briefly) make the coyote afraid of humans.

  2. I'm going with Gov. Goodhair's tactic for dealing with coyotes that get too close!