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September 04, 2013
Shocker: Coyote Dies from Chewing on Electrical Cord in Canada - 2

On Aug. 26 Steve Michel, a human wildlife conflict specialist with Banff National Park, received a noontime call concerning a nuisance coyote in the Whiskey Creek condo complex.

The caller said that a young coyote came from the woods to attack the garden hose he was dragging across the lawn. The song dog reportedly hissed and growled as it did so. The man dropped the hose, kicked the coyote, and fled the scene on a 4-wheeler to call authorities. 

Immediately following this the coyote was seen watching a child play on a swing.  Park officials responded to these two incidents by posting warning signs.

Authorities received another coyote call that afternoon regarding a dead coyote.

Michel said the animal’s cause of death was rather electrifying. 

“It chewed on an electrical cord,” Michel told the Calgary Herald. “This is the first time I’ve encountered something like this.”

The electrocuted animal was taken to the unidentified man with the hose. He was fairly certain the animal was the same one that had attacked his hose. The same only stiffer.
As authorities couldn’t be 100 percent certain that the animal was the same, the warning signs remain.

There has been no further coyote action since.

Electrifying. Shocking. Okay, bring on the puns in the comment section below!

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from 4everAutumn wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

Ok Gayne…You asked for it:
Ohm my goodness, I bet the town was amped and their mood surged when they heard their current coyote problem had been solved.
It sure looks like the coyote’s jaw was fused to the cord as it was lying on the ground.
I wonder if an investigation was conducted and if it would lead to charges.
Sorry about all the electric puns…I don’t have the capacity to resist and I apologize for my conduct.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

I bet that yote was shocked when it bit into the cord...

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from huntfishtrap wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

I bet that yote was shocked when it bit into the cord...

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from 4everAutumn wrote 32 weeks 6 days ago

Ok Gayne…You asked for it:
Ohm my goodness, I bet the town was amped and their mood surged when they heard their current coyote problem had been solved.
It sure looks like the coyote’s jaw was fused to the cord as it was lying on the ground.
I wonder if an investigation was conducted and if it would lead to charges.
Sorry about all the electric puns…I don’t have the capacity to resist and I apologize for my conduct.

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