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gael

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I recommend a Yeti cooler. These coolers are officially bear-proof and therefore also coyote and burro proof, not to mention hippy-proof if you chain it to your vehicle. They are virtually indestructible and work very well in the desert. But very expensive. Keep dry goods and garbage in your vehicle. Basic common sense here.

Coyotes are very intelligent ( wily even ) and will slink on to easier snatchins.
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And what is the sorry truth?
florida

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In truth, I DID NOT throw the shoe. But it makes a better story than the sorry truth.
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LOL- Thank you Undead.  I should have known better as my wife is a English teacher. 
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I hope that rattler manages to bite you in the process of being flung at the coyote [wink]

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It's WEll said, Hi on Desert Warrior. Learn to spel plaese. I usually throw rattlers at coyotes.
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Will said
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Yes, now the whole shoe story makes a bunch of more sense to me, too [idea]

I agree with HDW that hurting a wild animal is the worst of all ideas. An animal in pain is unpredictable, even more so than under regular circumstances. Not to mention the danger of infection, which then can have an avalanche of even worse results for the wild population, us visitors and our dogs... There are reasonably easy precautions to keep your camp and your food safe. Not doing so is simply laziness and disrespect to nature.
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So that's how you lost your shoe, LOL.  May it be a lesion that you shouldn't play with them. To the other campers, hurting a wild animal  by any means is not a good idea.  A wounded animal is a very dangerous one.  At the springs you are the invaders to their home.  Not welcome guest.  Live and let live and obey park rules, keeping coolers and food locked up and/or stored inside your vehicle.  Problem solved.
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Throw a shoe at them. They will pick it up and run away. Ask me how I know.
davantalus

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Let's see you can't shoot them no guns allowed, and you can't throw metal detectors at them no metal detectors allowed


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Originally Posted by Salt Peter
Bring a sling shot. That will fend them off and give them something to think about. 

I think you'll find "No Rock Collecting" allowed. [wink]
Route 66

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Hey, ravens are one of the smartest animals on earth, and they have to make a living too!
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Let's not forget the Ravens.  Those little winged rats know how to get into coolers and fly away with your goodies.  I saw one lift off with a backpack and fly away.  The things I see critters do amazes me at times. 
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Amen, brother!
paul belanger

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Route66, HDW,

I completely agree with your expressed sentiments.  The Saline Coyote has every right to exist and thrive in the valley.  We have taught our children to respect the Coyote, but fear him in a precautionary way, as he is in no way domesticated, and will attack if threatened.  They are especially dangerous if running in a pack.  (Although I have never personally seen this in Saline.) 

My problem is I believe the reason the wild Saline Coyotes are seen in greater numbers near the springs may be that people are "befriending" them and, far worse, feeding them.  This to me would be completely reckless behavior. 

I don't want to point the finger at any individual.  Maybe it's just that newer, possibly uninformed, Saline visitors have not been storing their food properly, which invites the Coyote into one's camp and into the area in general.  Let's all do our due diligence while camping in wilderness areas.  Keep your food locked up and don't feed the Coyotes.

Then there are the Burros......
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