Thursday, February 4, 2010
Coyotes vs Humans
So, I was out (being good) wanting to get in a good walk on a trail behind Kimberly's house, when after about 20 minutes I noticed some visitors. I don't care if people say coyotes don't attack humans! When I am walking on a trail here in CO for the first time by myself and I see a coyote walking in the area I had just come from, it's not so funny. I was talking to Kelli on the phone at the time I saw it, watching it closely, when I saw another coyote walking 50 feet or less by me. Again...not funny. I say if a coyote is hungry enough, it will attack anything. It didn't help that 4 little poodles were barking from a backyard probably causing the coyotes to get a little more anxious!!!! I just know they were licking their lips!! (To anyone out there who thinks this little scenario is funny, I don't think you would be laughing in the same situation.) :o)
I am thinking I may just walk around the park now even though I'll have to walk a little ways on the trail to get there. I did pick up a 3 foot PVC pipe (marked by a utility company but I don't care)....I kept the pipe with me and will carry it with me each time I walk alone. Kimberly has a couple of neighbors I have met who both say they will walk with me when they can. I've even been told I can walk their dog but I don't think I want to be responsible for that message to the owner if their dog and a coyote decided to "play."
(Afternoon insert): I just had to come back to my blog and post how happy I am with myself. I posted a while back how I had a sudden burst of energy and went walking twice in the same day. Well, I was cleaning a little while ago and got that little burst again. I did 30 leg lifts on each side, and 10 reps of 10 sit ups! SIT UPS!!!! I haven't done those forever and I know a month ago I could have maybe pushed myself to do 10, but today I did 100!!!!!!!