Author: Jilligan
•10:29 PM

Tonight I was going to mark my little road on our land. I had my gps and a bottle of spray paint. I thought I could run and mark it then come back with my wooden stakes afterwards. Off I went. I decided to mark every 1/2 mile. Going pretty good through the first half mile and then I heard the coyotes. They were off in the distance but not very far.  I got to .82 on my gps when they came after me. Luckily my husband had come to work on the gate so I called to make sure he was still near by. You could hear the coyotes all over the place. Guess the full moon brought them out. I decided I better turn around and head back to the pickup. They followed me for the mile back to the pickup. When I turned to go the last .25 they stopped following me and just kept howling.

I am not sure what to take with me to keep the coyotes away. I have some spray for stray dogs that my DH gave me.  I could take our dogs with me but that might attract them. I turn my music up loud to keep them away. I am open for suggestions.

I love running on my land. I love the road, the sounds, the sights, and the alone time but I don't like the coyotes and the snakes that will be out soon. Maybe I should carry a pistol.

Ha! At least I was able to get my run in. I had to do a little more back and forth then I wanted but oh well, better then being eaten by a coyote. Wonder if they would have attacked me? Glad I didn't find out.

I did get the course marked. Come on over for a run. See you on the road.

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On March 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM , sandra said...

I was hoping for a coyote blog! Yikes!!!

On March 19, 2011 at 2:07 PM , Jo Lynn said...

That would scare me too. I've had more than one run in with coyotes while running with Boomer. They seem to be territorial and won't stray far from their den. So, if you keep moving away from them, they usually back off. Oh, and I end up picking up a very large rock, while moving away from them. Ha ha. ;)