Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rick shoots a coyote on a jog to defend his daughter's puppy...

I wouldn't mess with Rick... he is packing heat, even when he jogs apparently... Rick took down a coyote that came out of the brush to mess with his puppy (link). Excerpt follows...

— Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog.

Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin.

Perry told The Associated Press he sometimes carries his pistol, loaded with hollow-pointed bullets, when he jogs on trails because he's scared of snakes — and that he'd seen coyotes in that area.

When the coyote came out of the brush toward his daughter's labrador retriever puppy on a February jog, he charged it and shot it with his .380 Ruger pistol.

"Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," Perry said.

I wonder if this is meant to scare off would be human attackers... or if this really happened... you would have to think Rick or just about any other elected official these days would be concerned about their personal safety... whether it is lone nut jobs... terrorists... or politically motivated assassins... high profile politicians face security threats, and I almost wonder if this story was planted to send a warning message to them.

Don't mess with Rick. He will take you down himself if he has to...

The 2nd Amendment people are going to love this... the PETA peeps might not like it as much...


  1. Honestly, I think Rick did kill a coyote! And I think it's awesome! Freakin' love Rick Perry, he is never boring to hear about!

  2. i.e. the Austin American-Statesman.   Somebody throws it (the Austin American-Statesman), onto my driveway ever couple of months?   I save it and spread out double pages of same on the table to clean my firearms.   Thank you,    Austin American-Statesman!


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.