Distressed Barking After Interference From A Dog

He could have been belting out the Star Spangled Banner, holding the notes perfectly — after all, it happened to be the fourth of July!

I started taking the video as an Irish Setter spotted a coyote trotting down a hill. It was a chance encounter — a mere momentary brush-by — but a surprise for both. The dog turned to go after the coyote, but stopped in an instant response to his owner’s “no”. Nonetheless, adrenalin was already flowing, and the “I’ll get you” look had already been exchanged between the canines, so the coyote ran to an out-of-reach spot and began its distressed and upset barking. The owner and dog left immediately, which made no impact on the coyote who kept barking away for about 20 minutes to an audience of no one. However, as the minutes ticked away, the intensity of the initial barking subsided — I’ve posted a second video of the next part of this same barking session — to be continued on the next posting.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sutro forest
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 10:01:23

    I was amazed by how dog-like this sounded. In cities here, dogs are kept quiet, but in other parts of the world I’ve heard dogs bark in just this fashion. Especially at night, when they’re watchful.


  2. Charles Wood
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 13:53:10

    I too was impressed by how dog-like this guy sounded compared to Mister and even Dad, and yours is a baritone! I wonder if he picked up a dog accent in the park?


  3. yipps
    Jul 05, 2011 @ 16:30:37

    The big difference, of course, is the sustained high notes, when the coyote throws back its head — no dog is able to do that!


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