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Ian O’Reilly says he was forced to act after animal bit child on trail near Kensington, in state’s south-east

"Coyote attacks are rare. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 'more people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes'."

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This is the most poorly written title I've seen in a while. I'd wager that english is not their first language. Interesting tidbit though

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12 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

This is the most poorly written title I've seen in a while. I'd wager that english is not their first language. Interesting tidbit though

Really?

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Capitalization is not the same as switching where words go in a sentence. You clearly knew what I meant, wheras in this title it sounds as if the man himself is the one that is choked. 

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16 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

This is the most poorly written title I've seen in a while. I'd wager that english is not their first language. Interesting tidbit though

 

4 hours ago, leftybutnotPM said:

Really?

I agree with @Bonvivant.  When I first read that title, it was very ambiguous as to who was choking whom and who died.

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16 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

This is the most poorly written title I've seen in a while. I'd wager that english is not their first language. Interesting tidbit though

The writer of this article is actually English (as in from England) - he has a BA in English and another degree in Journalism. Looks like he started writing professionally in 2009...

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30 minutes ago, FlyingAce said:

The writer of this article is actually English (as in from England) - he has a BA in English and another degree in Journalism. Looks like he started writing professionally in 2009...

I wonder if they taught clickbait 101 wherever he went to uni.... For someone who does journalism for a living, he is below the grade that I normally read. Like I said, interesting story just written poorly. 

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17 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

This is the most poorly written title I've seen in a while.

Haven’t looked at the Yahoo homepage recently?

21 minutes ago, FlyingAce said:

The writer of this article is actually English (as in from England) - he has a BA in English and another degree in Journalism. Looks like he started writing professionally in 2009...

“Yeah, but...” it’s being written for the US edition of their paper.  It took me 2 or 3 times reading it to figure out what it was trying to say. But then again, I also stumbled over the title of this thread; thought it was about what other things (other than coyotes) these evil golf balls are trying to kill.

Back to the topic, it appears that the coyote tested positive for rabies. (Even though later in the article it says it is “being tested”, I’m guessing that’s from an earlier version of the Boston 25 article.)

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A New Hampshire man fought off and eventually killed a coyote that attacked his family Monday near Judes Pond on the Exeter-Kensington line, local police departments confirmed to Boston 25 News.

 

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34 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

Haven’t looked at the Yahoo homepage recently?

Correct. I don't know if I've ever looked at the Yahoo homepage in my entire life. 

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51 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I didn’t even know that golf balls killed coyotes....

Maybe not Wile E., but a well struck 3W may take a real one down.

We have lots of coyotes now in my town. They do get rather aggressive.

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59 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I didn’t even know that golf balls killed coyotes....

LOL - They look like eggs...…  Ever try to swallow one and have it pass through your system?  :~(

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While doing volunteer for the NPS, my wife and I have had several dealings with human, coyote interactions.

In every case where a person was bitten, the person was trying to feed the coyote, by hand. Coyotes won't make the distinction between the food, or the hand holding. the food. Not like a domesticated dog will. 

Example would be a guy who was caught by rangers feeding a coyote from his car. He recieved a ticket/fine.  Once done with the food, the guy leisurely let his arm hang down out side his car window. He thought the coyote was gone. The coyote came back and bit the hand that previously had fed him. 

Once a coyote does bite a person, due to human ignorance, the coyote is killed for testing. 

Yes, and older, usually hungry, sick coyote will become agressive towards humans, especially younger, smaller children.  but I never saw this scenario myself. Read about it, just never saw it. 

 

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5 hours ago, Bonvivant said:

Capitalization is not the same as switching where words go in a sentence. You clearly knew what I meant, wheras in this title it sounds as if the man himself is the one that is choked. 

The title of the article is poorly written. It's your glass house that I was referring to.  

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1 hour ago, Patch said:

He recieved a ticket/fine. 

Probably no where near as much as it should have been.....  I'd hate to think of how many animals were killed due to that kind of human stupidity.

 

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