Monday, March 14, 2011

Governors of California and Texas jogging their dogs

Based on a true story about the Governor of Texas last year as he was jogging and a coyote went after his dog. 

 I posted that story last April.

Now let's suppose this had happened in California.

California: The Governor of California is jogging with his dog
along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor
and attacks his dog.

1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the
movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is
only doing what is natural.

2. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures coyote and
bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for
relocating it.

3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and
bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting
checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite
wound bandaged.

5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish and
Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of
dangerous animals.

6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a
"coyote awareness" program for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to
better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease
throughout the world.

8. The Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the
attack somehow and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.

9. Additional cost to State of California: $75,000 to hire and
train a new security agent with additional special training
re: the nature of coyotes.

10. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files suit against
the State.

Texas: The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a
nature trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol
and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a 45 ACP
hollow point cartridge.

2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that's why California is broke!

For futher information on California's coyote population:


Anonymous said...

Bold of you to post this, though I sort of agree. Then again people need to understand the fact that many of these animals were there first so don't be stupid and expect them to act domestic just because you moved into their back yard.

Rod Michaelson said...

The coyote population has gotten out of control here in the West. This predator has been protected to the point it has free reign to kill livestock and our pets. Many stories from friends about their dogs being attacked by packs of coyotes.

My dogs have been fortunate so far as to not to having been tricked into a trap even though coyotes have tried.

When a Vizsla is killed, by a coyote that moved into your "protected" area, and it's just taken as "well that's just too bad for you" by the local agencies, you get a different view of why these predators are protected.