Shot a coyote this morning. He dropped and went stiff-legged, but wasn't dead. He kept raising and moving his head, so I crossed the fence and went down to where he was. Well, I had to finish him with my pistol, and looked for the rifle wound (which I expected to find high up on the spine, but it wasn't there) I shot him with a 6x47 lapua and 105 amax. Apparently all I gave him was a haircut across his chest. There was a furrow cut in his fur across the chest and offside front leg. No blood, no graze just a haircut down to the undercoat about 1/16 inch off the skin. I still don't know what happened. There was the hair on the ground as evidence of the haircut. I don't know if I hit a limb/twig between me and the 'yote and the bullet came apart before it got to him and a fragment spined him or if the bullet fragmenting on a rock about 2 to 2.5 feet past him somehow disabled him. He was below me in a creek bed with a rocky bottom. Anyone have any experience or suggestion as to what may have actually happened.