Dad Suffocates Coyote That Attacked Child

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New Hampshire dad suffocates coyote with bare hands after it attacked toddler


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A hero New Hampshire father suffocated a coyote to death with his bare hands after the beast attacked his child on Monday, police said.

Ian O’Reilly was walking with his wife and three kids on a trail near Judes Pond in Kensington around 11 a.m. when the wild animal jumped out of the woods and grabbed the 2-year-old child by the jacket, cops said.

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Authorities in New Hampshire posted this photo to warn about the coyote attack. (Kensington Police Department)

That’s when “the dad went into protection mode,” kicking the coyote before choking it, said Kensington Police Chief Scott Cain.

O’Reilly told local outlet WFXT that he was running on instinct and adrenaline when he wrestled the beast to the ground, eventually killing it after a 10-minute skirmish.

“There was no interest in it going away so ultimately I had to make the decision to become the aggressor and jumped on it, attacked it and was able to get it to the ground,” O’Reilly said.

“When I was able to get on top of it I put my hand around its snout so it wasn’t able to attack me anymore,” he recalled.

“From there… I shoved [its] head into the snow… and then eventually was able to expire it through suffocation,” he said. “Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick.”

The dad was bitten in the arm and chest and is being treated for rabies as a precaution. The animal didn’t break the toddler’s skin thanks to his heavy-duty snowsuit.
 

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New Hampshire dad suffocates coyote with bare hands after it attacked toddler


Fox News Flash top headlines for Jan. 20 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com

A hero New Hampshire father suffocated a coyote to death with his bare hands after the beast attacked his child on Monday, police said.

Ian O’Reilly was walking with his wife and three kids on a trail near Judes Pond in Kensington around 11 a.m. when the wild animal jumped out of the woods and grabbed the 2-year-old child by the jacket, cops said.

MOUNTAIN LION POUNCES ON CHILD, DAD FIGHTS BACK


Authorities in New Hampshire posted this photo to warn about the coyote attack. (Kensington Police Department)

That’s when “the dad went into protection mode,” kicking the coyote before choking it, said Kensington Police Chief Scott Cain.

O’Reilly told local outlet WFXT that he was running on instinct and adrenaline when he wrestled the beast to the ground, eventually killing it after a 10-minute skirmish.

“There was no interest in it going away so ultimately I had to make the decision to become the aggressor and jumped on it, attacked it and was able to get it to the ground,” O’Reilly said.

“When I was able to get on top of it I put my hand around its snout so it wasn’t able to attack me anymore,” he recalled.

“From there… I shoved [its] head into the snow… and then eventually was able to expire it through suffocation,” he said. “Ultimately one hand on its windpipe and one hand on its snout did the trick.”

The dad was bitten in the arm and chest and is being treated for rabies as a precaution. The animal didn’t break the toddler’s skin thanks to his heavy-duty snowsuit.
I'm glad all turned out well,however i'm somewhat skeptical.just me i guess. Just seems every day now somebody is attacked and fought off a coyote with bare hands.
 

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Ohlongharm: "somewhat skeptical"!! How do you explain the bite wounds on the man's arm and chest? Just watched a TV NEWS interview of the man with photos of the bite mark on his arm. It is very real.

I'm glad all turned out well,however i'm somewhat skeptical.just me i guess. Just seems every day now somebody is attacked and fought off a coyote with bare hands.
 

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Learned that a long time ago....twice...
Doberman grabbed a poodle...blood battle....crushed its windpipe til it fell over...unfortunately it revived....
Pet raccoon grabbed anotber dog....same thing but this time damned thing grabbed me back.....packed it outside smashed its head with an axe.....no more coon trouble......holes in my arm though....
 

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Learned that a long time ago....twice...
Doberman grabbed a poodle...blood battle....crushed its windpipe til it fell over...unfortunately it revived....
Pet raccoon grabbed anotber dog....same thing but this time damned thing grabbed me back.....packed it outside smashed its head with an axe.....no more coon trouble......holes in my arm though....
yes, 26reload, I believe you. Once a critter draws blood, the only thing you can do is kill it, by any means necessary. If you don't, it will happen again. It is just the nature of beasts; once the fear of man is diminished, they become more dangerous than ever. Proof of this is demonstrated in feral dogs once they attack a human. Then "Kujo" becomes more than just a movie.
 

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Learned that a long time ago....twice...
Doberman grabbed a poodle...blood battle....crushed its windpipe til it fell over...unfortunately it revived....
Pet raccoon grabbed anotber dog....same thing but this time damned thing grabbed me back.....packed it outside smashed its head with an axe.....no more coon trouble......holes in my arm though....
One reason why “pet” coons, or keeping any wild animal is illegal in this state. Maybe they should add poodles (and cats) to that list, ;).

Would hazard a guess the offending coyote in the story wasn’t entirely healthy. “Superdad” might have not been so lucky with a strapping male ‘yote in its prime.
 

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Ohlongharm: "somewhat skeptical"!! How do you explain the bite wounds on the man's arm and chest? Just watched a TV NEWS interview of the man with photos of the bite mark on his arm. It is very real.
I haven't investigated it to the extent some have,however my many dealings with coyotes has taught me one thing.Their strength is very real ,several times a year I deal with them on my job as a first responder,we had one cornered in a garage,the homeowner closed the garage door when she spotted him in her garbage.We snared him with a noose used by our animal warden ,and it was hell to get him outside in the clear in order to dispatch him.Now anythings possible,just recently the extreme rash of coyote attacks has me a little wary before i buy into it. as I mentioned glad all is well that ended well.I'll research the story further,and draw a conclusion.Now how about the housecat that fought off three coyotes in an alley,I'm not buying it,just recently,story online.
 

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Well, this man had 4 witnesses and Law Enforcement investigated it. Local news interviewed him and showed close-up photos of the bite mark on his arm. So I can't imagine what your investigation could uncover that local law and news didn't find out.
 

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Well, this man had 4 witnesses and Law Enforcement investigated it. Local news interviewed him and showed close-up photos of the bite mark on his arm. So I can't imagine what your investigation could uncover that local law and news didn't find out.
Sir, in case you haven't realized all are entitled to an opinion,even if you agree to disagree.I trust very little seen,or heard on news.Having dealt with the news media for 21 years. I won't discuss it again ,i'm happy ,the man,and child are well.
 

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Ohlongarm: You are entitled to your opinion. Everyone is responsible for their own words. I heard in the father's own words how he killed the coyote. I believe him. I also don't see how the local news station misrepresented him since they let him speak for himself on camera. No one may ever be condemned except by the words of his own mouth. So unless I see some evidence to the contrary, I believe the father's account of the event.
 

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