Jogging Texas Gov. Shoots Coyote Dead

Sent animal menacing his dog to 'where coyotes go'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2010 3:26 AM CDT
Updated Apr 28, 2010 6:12 AM CDT
Jogging Texas Gov. Shoots Coyote Dead
Texas Governor Rick Perry fires a six-shooter pistol in downtown Fort Worth as NASCAR driver Colin Braun looks on.   (Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a single shot to drop a less-than-wily coyote that menaced his daughter's Labrador while he was jogging on a trail near Austin. Perry, who was out without his security detail, says he always carries his Ruger when jogging in undeveloped areas because he's afraid of snakes.

"I holler and the coyote stopped. I holler again," Perry tells AP. "By this time I had taken my weapon out and charged it. It is now staring dead at me. Either me or the dog are in imminent danger. I did the appropriate thing and sent it to where coyotes go." It was a clean kill and the coyote didn't suffer, he added.
(More coyote stories.)

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