Unusual incident while walking the little dog
September 11, 2019 12:11pm CST
So, yesterday I took "Jax" AKA the little dog for a walk..He loved it although I think he was getting a little warm..anyway, down toward the end of the street, I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a coyote, out of the corner of my eye. He was on the edge of the woods, just sort of appearing to dart onto a neighbor's yard and back again. Anyway, Jax is a coyote sized morsel of a dog..so I started walking quickly back to my house..Jax got hot, so I scooped him up and carried him until we got to my property. Last thing I wanted was having to fend off a coyote,,,wanting dinner! There is a reason I usually carry a walking stick, if I am out and about here..Don't want any surprises. Have you ever been startled by wildlife?
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• United States
@Gillygirl I don't go looking for them. Funny story I heard about a fox though, my friend used to play with her dog in the yard..she noticed some of his balls were missing..a neighbor of hers saw a fox taking a couple of them! He might have been spying on them!
• Gainesville, Florida
I was hiking with a buddy of mine in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and we walked around a bend in the trail and walked right up on the biggest brown bear I had ever seen! I think we scared it as much as it scared us, so we all stood there frozen looking at each other. I remember my buddy asking me if I thought we could outrun the bear. I told him I didn't need to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun my buddy! lol
• Gainesville, Florida
@snowy22315 The first time I ever saw a bear was when I was camping. We got up early one morning to canoe down a 7-mile stretch of creek through a wilderness area. There were a lot of fallen trees across the creek, and we either had to lay down in the canoe to fit under the fallen trees, or we had to get out and carry our canoe around the trees. Anyway, we came around a bend in the creek and saw a large fallen tree blocking the way, but it looked like we could slide under it. However, there was a black bear sitting on the tree dangling down into the water trying to catch fish! We ended up having to get out and walk our canoe around the tree and the bear before continuing on our way.
• Holiday, Florida
many times and also by some not wild just in the wrong place One time when I owned my own home and had 2 dogs yrs. ago, right after hubby passed away and it was just me and the dogs. 2 am in the morning the dogs woke me barking at something in the kitchen. I thought someone had broken in slowly made my way with the bat in my hand and flashlight because light switch was across the room. they had something cornered under the table and chairs. It was someones kitty with a bell round her neck. she had come through the doggy door I put the dogs in the bedroom and opened the front door closest to her and shood her out. closed the doggy door at night after that.
• United Kingdom
Maybe Jax the little dog liked his walk to end quite early due to the possible danger. I think it must have been scary to see the coyote. While I was out in the countryside of Kent in broad daylight I saw a fox. More than a year ago the train service wasn't working so we had a free taxi. It took us past a fox close to a big train station. Wow! Years ago I was sand boarding in New Zealand and I saw a speck in the sea. What was it? Was it a shark? No it was a cute looking little penguin.