A Deadly Aim

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Deadly Aim
Description A DEADLY AIM Marjorie Madsen Riley 2003 Lincoln Circle Salt Lake City, UT 84117 Senior Citizen Division Second Honorable Mention Anecdote Stray coyotes that used to roan the cedar hills presented serious problems to sheepmen, for sometimes they found their way to the corrals where they attacked and often killed young lambs. Coyotes had their own distinctive yelps or howls-long, lonely, piercing, unforgettable sounds which could be heard throughout the night and which left one wondering when the coyotes would be striking. This singular incident was not a typical coyote disturb-ance. There were no yelps or howls, but it was frightening just the same. We were living on a farn west of town when a long coyote came down from the hills in broad daylight and wandered towards the farmhouse and sheds. We were startled and half scared to death. Dad went for his old Winchester 45-70 rifle and shot at the coyote several times but just couldn't hit it. As it came closer, we could see that it was frothing at the mouth. Dad shouted that it had the rabies and for everyone to get out of the way so as not to be bitten by the crazed animal. Dad would not back down, in spite of failing to hit the coyote with his rifle shots. So, he picked up a rock the size of a baseball, and would you believe it, hit and killed the animal with the first throw. Source: Personal recollection of the author. -93-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325336
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