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 Post subject: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:36 am 
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THE COYOTE RULES

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1. If you run with the pack, play by pack rules, but keep your options open.

2. When you hunt alone, stealth is your best hope. You may only get one try.

3. Know the terrain cold, especially the escape routes.

4. Do not depend on others for ideas; they are rarely available.

5. Have your own ideas and keep plenty of them in reserve. Develop instincts.

6. Where instinct fails, build plans. Define your objectives. Refine your methods.

7. Success has three phases: extensive planning, exhaustive rehearsal and swift execution.

8. If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it properly.

9. Don't take stupid chances. Surviving is a professional endeavor.

10. Consider the consequences of your acts. Survival of the pack may be at stake.

11. Have a back-up plan if things go wrong. Keep it simple.

12. Know your limits and when to quit. If you can't kill two geese, kill one and make it home.

13. Most of us come to grief because we want too much.

14. If you run with bad dogs, you get shot with them.

15. Most traps are set on trails that are already out of bounds.

16. If you suspect you're out of bounds, you probably are.

17. Give quarter where it's due. You may need it yourself someday.

18. Never assume that no one wants you dead.

19. Threats rarely announce themselves. Stay alert. Anticipate the unexpected.

20. Be ready to move on if the game gives out.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Excellent. No wonder the coyote is my favorite animal. City or wilderness these rules apply. If I may suggest another rule it would be :wink: study those that starve or die in battle. The successful are often not even noticed

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Hi Leo,

Good comments. What do you think of #8?
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If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it properly.


BTW_my property is a common stalking ground for coyotes which I see almost daily.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Leo,

Talking about 'packs' and playing by the rules reminded me of my work in handling worker's compensation cases arising out of physical and psychological injuries on the job, to include intentional infliction of emotional distress.

This of interest regarding Canadian work-place violence.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/200 ... lence.html

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Nearly one in five violent incidents in Canada occurred in the workplace of the victim in 2004 and the majority of the workplace crimes were physical assaults, says a new Statistics Canada study.

The study, released Friday, said the violent incidents included three main offences — physical assault, sexual assault and robbery. It found that there were more than 356,000 violent incidents in the workplace in Canada in 2004.

Of the total, 71 per cent of the workplace incidents were considered physical assaults.

"Physical assaults are the most common type of violent incident regardless of location of the incident," the study said.


Have you ever been exposed to any of this?

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:14 pm 
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According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health, there are factors that increase the risk of violence in the workplace. They include:
Working with the public.
Handling money, valuables or prescription drugs.
Carrying out inspection or enforcement duties.
Providing service, care, advice or education.
Working with unstable or volatile persons.
Working in premises where alcohol is served.
Working alone, in small numbers or in isolated or low-traffic areas.
Working in community-based settings.
Having a mobile workplace, such as a taxi.
Working during periods of intense organizational change.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:21 pm 
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And this is the American counterpart:

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/ ... /?cs=49844

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According to the findings of a newly released survey of American workers, workplace violence has become an epidemic in this country, as senior business leaders close their eyes to the problem and incidents go unreported because workers have lost faith in their leaders to do anything about it. The cost in lost productivity as a result of those disturbing facts is almost incalculable.


I had a fascinating discussion earlier this week with Bill Whitmore, chairman, president and CEO of corporate security services provider AlliedBarton Services, and author of the book, "Potential: Workplace Violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success." The book includes the results of a survey conducted for AlliedBarton by David Michaelson & Co., titled, "Violence in the American Workplace."

The survey, which was released just this month, found not only that over half of Americans employed outside the home have witnessed, heard about or experienced a violent event or an event that can lead to violence in their workplace, but that one-third of Americans go to work every day afraid.


A couple cases I had involved irate co-workers ambushing a supervisor outside after work and beating him severely.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
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That was a nice list. As for the "fair fight" term, we were taught the same thing, but with different wording. "If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics ******".

As for coyotes. I am uncomfortable with my feelings and hatred for them. I am an animal lover. Two of my friends have lost a cat, and a small dog to coyotes in their yards. Right in front of their eyes. I know it's just nature taking it's course, but I can't seem to change my feelings. (I really liked that little dog, Blue) I go after coyotes every time I see one, no matter where it is and no matter how many there are. I'll probably get busted for illegal hunting someday, but so be it. I've pulled my car over, skidded to a stop and chased them deep into the woods too many times. Ah, well, we all have our weaknesses and mental issues. Coyotes are mine.


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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
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Last week I ran out my back door 'well armed' to scare away a coyote on my back porch trying to kill my cat.

I have also heard that an elderly woman was killed by a coyote not far from where I live.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:58 pm 
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As for "fair fight" it only applies in sporting events. Those who will treat your wounds or bury you will not ask if the fight was fair. Law enforcement or judges will not normally ask either.
I undersand your dislike of the coyote Otto, and certainly you are not alone in how you feel. Hunting them down allows the strongest to breed so therefore they adapt even more to avoid efforts to control them
.Anyhow, that is another debate.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Good post Leo.

Another caveat about 'fair fight'_

It implies mutual consent or willing participation, as explained by the legal profession.

The objective of anyone, trained or not in anything, is to avoid i.e, "Why did you not just leave" ? "Why did you have to get out of your car to confront someone_why did you not keep going?" Etc.

What we want to convey is that we had no choice...that we tried our best to defuse and avoid, leave, etc.

and that we were 'backed up against the wall' when we 'surprised' the attacker with something he did not expect...but was 'legally reasonable' under the circumstances,such as the perception you were about to be killed or to sustain grievous bodily harm.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
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One of my favourite quotes comes from this Poem , this thread reminded me of it


For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.









The Law for the Wolves

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)



NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky,
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.



Wash daily from nose tip to tail tip; drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting and forget not the day is for sleep.
The jackal may follow the tiger, but, cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the wolf is a hunter—go forth and get food of thy own.
Keep peace with the lords of the jungle, the tiger, the panther, the bear;
And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the boar in his lair.
When pack meets with pack in the jungle, and neither will go from the trail,
Lie down till the leaders have spoken; it may be fair words shall prevail.
When ye fight with a wolf of the pack ye must fight him alone and afar,
Lest others take part in the quarrel and the pack is diminished by war.
The lair of the wolf is his refuge, and where he has made him his home,
Not even the head wolf may enter, not even the council may come.
The lair of the wolf is his refuge, but where he has digged it too plain,
The council shall send him a message, and so he shall change it again.
If ye kill before midnight be silent and wake not the woods with your bay,
Lest ye frighten the deer from the crop and thy brothers go empty away.
Ye may kill for yourselves, and your mates, and your cubs as they need and ye can;
But kill not for pleasure of killing, and seven times never kill man.
If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride,
Pack-right is the right of the meanest; so leave him the head and the hide.
The kill of the pack is the meat of the pack. Ye must eat where it lies;
And no one may carry away of that meat to his lair, or he dies.
The kill of the wolf is the meat of the wolf. He may do what he will,
But, till he is given permission, the pack may not eat of that kill.
Lair right is the right of the mother. From all of her years she may claim
One haunch of each kill for her litter, and none may deny her the same.
Cub right is the right of the yearling. From all of his pack he may claim
Full gorge when the killer has eaten; and none may refuse him the same.
Cave right is the right of the father, to hunt by himself for his own;
He is freed from all calls to the pack. He is judged by the council alone.
Because of his age and his cunning, because of his gripe and his paw,
In all that the law leaveth open the word of the head wolf is law.
these are the laws of the jungle, and many and mighty are they;
But the head and the hoof of the law and the haunch and the hump is—Obey!


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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Great post, Stryke...very insightful.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coyote Rules
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“The outcome of a survival situation depends largely on your mental, emotional, and physical condition and activities. Everyone who meets catastrophe or challenge and survives it through his or her own actions goes through an initial transformation from victim to survivor, and also follows a well-defined pattern of mental emotional checks, controls, actions, and transformations.

Those activities, such as the split of the rational from the emotional self and the sudden, almost blinding insight that one is going to live, are far more important in predicting survival than any particular skill, training, or equipment.

Those mental processes and transformations reflect actual brain activity that scientists are just beginning to understand. Everyone has finite resources going into a catastrophe. It is in managing those resources and taking advantage of every bit of luck that comes along that survivors have been able to bring out their stories.”

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