Rutland ma man relives backyard battle with ‘monster coyote

RUTLAND, Mass. – A Rutland man believes an “old technique” from his wrestling days in high school and a knife allowed him to turn the tables on a coyote in his backyard.
It happened on Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m. on Glenwood Road.
Brian Hutchins had just ventured out his back door to corral his chickens into their coop.
This time, however, he had woken up from a nap and had to take care of his chickens in the dark. The 49-year-old believes it would’ve turned out differently if he didn’t have his knife in his pocket.
“It wanted to kill me and I’m like ‘no, that’s not happening,’” he said.
As the wounded animal retreated into the woods, Hutchins was able to get a better look. He describes it as the biggest coyote he’s ever seen.

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Hunter shoots, kills dog he mistook for coyote

A Fayette County, Pennsylvania, man charged with shooting a woman’s pet dog after mistaking it for a coyote has posted bail and is out of jail.
Pennsylvania State Police said Justin Hall, 18, stood in a room on the second floor of his home and fired a shotgun at a dog that he thought was a coyote, according to the criminal complaint.

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First 90 Kangaroos released in Wyoming

(Dubois, Wyo) – The Wyoming Wild Game Department (WWGD) partnering with the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI) have released the first of 5 planned batches of 90 Antilopine Kangaroos into the Wyoming outdoors.
Dubbed “Project Sage Hopper” by the WWGD team responsible for evaluating the viability of Wyoming’s habitat for Australian marsupials, it has been in the planning stages for 3 years. The goal is two-fold: Create new and interesting wildlife viewing opportunities for tourists, and in several years, potentially provide additional hunting opportunities.
“Antilopine means ‘antelope-like, so we are interested to see how these kangeroos adapt to Wyoming’s wild landscapes,” WMI Director Matt Kauffman said. “If they start migrating, we’ll be tracking their movements, looking to see how they learn to exploit the sage steppe and the mountains, where they ‘hopover,’ those sorts of things.”Wyoming Migration Initiative team welcomes the first wild kangaroo to touch down on Wyoming soil.

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Donkeys hate coyotes, so much so that they sometimes go postal on intruding ‘yotes like this donkey did.
South Carolina landowner Steve Hipps has a grass pasture in his backyard that’s guarded by a donkey named Buck.