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crashman



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jpf18- is it true they give you those shots via a huge needle in your gut, or is that something we learned so that we'd be scared of approaching animals when we were kids?
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jpf18



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crashman wrote:
Jpf18- is it true they give you those shots via a huge needle in your gut, or is that something we learned so that we'd be scared of approaching animals when we were kids?


I've heard that from somebody else and I cannot confirm that. Just regular shots in the arm.
What's a bit more involved is that the area of the bite gets pierced quite a bit to inject an anti-viral solution. That creates some soreness for several days. If you happen to be bit in the behind, you're likely not going to sit down for a while, just to add insult to injury...
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jpf18



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crashman wrote:
Jpf18- is it true they give you those shots via a huge needle in your gut, or is that something we learned so that we'd be scared of approaching animals when we were kids?


One more thing. I found the side-effects of the vaccine quite noticeable, but not severe.
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human_catapult



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry you got bit, JPF. I live in the Presidio and I've seen a few coyotes since I've been there, all at night. Fortunately, I was driving on each occasion so no attack yet.

I wonder what the statistical probability of being bitten by a coyote vs. shark while visiting the beach are?

Also, recently a couple men were attacked by a mountain lion while hiking in a park San Mateo County, somewhere near Half Moon Bay. No one was injured in that particular occasion.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A link to the above mentioned mountainlions encounter in San Mateo county; http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/05/BA391BSCBC.DTL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: WOLVES Reply with quote

beallmd wrote:
A guy I know rescued his little dog from a coyote in his backyard here. I don't know if loud sounds will ward them off but there must be something to instill fear in them.


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human_catapult



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I find that wearing a wolf tshirt wards off wild animals, as it shows your inner creature dominance. If you were a coyote would YOU want to mess with a guy wearing stars and stripes for pants and a tshirt featuring not one, but three of it's bigger badder cousins? I don't think so.

And let's not forget the extra attention the ladies will show you as you practice your praying mantis kung fu routines on Ocean Beach if your torso is emblazoned with the call of the wild.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

human_catapult wrote:
And let's not forget the extra attention the ladies will show you as you practice your praying mantis kung fu routines on Ocean Beach if your torso is emblazoned with the call of the wild.

How as it been working for you? Also, do you have a movie of those routines?
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Also make sure those ladies are not cougars, I heard their bite is worse than coyotes!

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jpf18



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

human_catapult wrote:

I wonder what the statistical probability of being bitten by a coyote vs. shark while visiting the beach are?


I question you can put any numbers at it.

To the dismay I am sure of the crows that hang out down at the beach, some of the sea lion carcasses that got washed up last year seemed to have their heads missing. Which means none of those soft eyes that are so easy to poke out and feast on. Go figure.
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

human_catapult wrote:

I wonder what the statistical probability of being bitten by a coyote vs. shark while visiting the beach are?


ZERO, my dear, ZERO PROBABILITY.

And can we please stop this Coyote nonsense and concentrate instead on the many Cougars that all all over Candlestick? Is there a way to distract them? would dead rabbit work? Hamburgers?
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