In the middle of his re-election campaign for Governor of Texas, news breaks about Republican Rick Perry and coyote killing! And he candidly admits to it and talks about it! Read more and hear what he had to say below, including a video.
This politician sometimes carries his laser-sighted pistol to keep away snakes or other predators. Luckily for him, he had it with him when the wild animal started to mess with his daughter’s lab (his running partner). This happened back in February, and he spoke with the Associated Press and told all about the incident.
He described the event by saying he was out running with the dog and saw the animal. He yelled, it stopped and he had to shoot it to keep him and his pet from danger.
“I knew there were a lot of predators out there. You’ll hear a pack of coyotes. People are losing small cats and dogs all the time out there in that community. They’re very wily creatures.”
Some of his comments during his interview are hysterical! He described the event very candidly and I found Rick Perry’s coyote thoughts amusing!
“Don’t attack my dog or you might get shot … if you’re a coyote.”
“I did the appropriate thing and sent it to where coyotes go.”
“He became mulch.”
In all seriousness, with his .380 Ruger, packed with with hollow-point bullets, the animal didn’t appear to be in pain and was dead quickly. State law allows residents to shoot coyotes if they are endangering livestock or domestic animals. Therefore no legal action needs to be taken and no report needs to be filed.
I am sure some will make more of a deal about this than it actually is. I have to say though I think the way he handled it and spoke about it was great! Let me know what you think about Rick Perry and coyote killing. Also check out this video of Rick.