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December 10th, 2008
09:36 PM ET

Kid vs. Coyote

A coyote may not be nearly as scary as a wolf.  But it'd still be unnerving for ANYONE - especially a 9-year-old - to have a coyote suddenly start circling him while he was playing outside.

So what 9-year-old Tony Sandlin did was pretty smart:  He yelled for help, but he didn't panic; he kept the snowboard between himself and the animal, and he kicked out at the coyote when it got too close.  Eventually, he frightened off the creature.  And he got a pretty cool story to tell his friends.

If you or your friends have any stories like that, tell us about them here!

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Julian

    I hope that kid does well if not I will get that animal personaly.

    December 10, 2008 at 9:43 pm |
  2. Justin

    Wow thats awesome... i would probably run away!

    December 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  3. Julian

    Well I got ATTACKED by a KILLER squirrel.Sadly I did not win,because he was darting me with ACORNS....EVIL SQUIRREL!!!!

    December 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  4. kennadee

    I think that the kid was very smart. all i have to say is WOW!!

    December 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  5. Ellie

    That is so cool how he fought off a coyte. i would be such a wimp but he wasn;t and that is awsome

    December 10, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  6. Jennifer

    So, I was outside in the woods and my grandparents told me to go with a friend, but I was stubborn. I was laying down in there when all of a sudden I heard the shaking of a rattle snakes tail. Boy, I was terrified. It was horrible. But, I was confused rather to run or not, and before it got to bite me, I ran faster than I ever have in my life. It was really. And, I wish I was as smart as Tony. I did panic...and I'm. By the way Carl, I love you silly puns. It makes are class better. We have to watch this daily, and most look foward to it. Everybody is Mrs. Stouts Journalism class says," Wow, his puns are awesome."

    December 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Sabec

    Wow thats A smart Kid I would just cry right where i sat or try to run a way

    December 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm |
  8. Devin

    Wow i can't belive he didn't panic Hmmm... He's a brave kid

    December 10, 2008 at 10:37 pm |
  9. Devin

    wow he did't panic hmmm... he's a brave kid

    December 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  10. Joyce

    Tony was brave
    i don't think I would have managed, and i'm 13

    December 11, 2008 at 3:01 am |
  11. Mr. Langley's class in China

    By this we realized that we need to be brave and not panic. We think Tony was great.

    December 11, 2008 at 3:05 am |
  12. Matthew

    When I was younger, my parents had to get rid of a jack russel terrier, because they were afraid it would bite me.

    December 11, 2008 at 8:15 am |
  13. Jessica & Stephanie

    Carl! You are awesome! You totally make our days ❤

    December 11, 2008 at 8:17 am |
  14. Daniel

    My younger brother got bit by a jack russel terrier once...the bite was so deep you could see the muscle beneath the skin!

    December 11, 2008 at 8:18 am |
  15. Dylan

    I hope they get rid of that disease over in Africa because that could really hurt a lot of people and animals.
    P.S. Carl I like your little joke thing at the end of the news.

    December 11, 2008 at 8:20 am |
  16. Dylan

    Hey Carl I hope those people catch that coyote so it doesn't any more kids.

    December 11, 2008 at 8:24 am |
  17. Sabec

    Tony is smart i would of Done the complete opposite

    December 11, 2008 at 9:14 am |
  18. Matthew

    That kid has some guts. That was the kind of story I want to hear.

    December 11, 2008 at 9:29 am |
  19. Jesse

    That kid should of hit the Coyote with his snow board

    December 11, 2008 at 9:54 am |
  20. Samantha

    I think that kid did a good job trying to protect him self. I also hope that kid will be okay.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:03 am |
  21. Emmett

    I would be so scared if a coyote was circle around you. So I would be very scared if that was too me.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  22. Shawn

    man that kid sounds like he got some good hits in but i think that he should get well soon and be a hero

    December 11, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  23. Tyler

    I don't believe the kid when he said that he hit the coyote i think that his dad might have scared it of or some thing.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  24. Devin

    That's pretty brave i probably would of got in the fetal position and screamed like a little girl.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:06 am |
  25. Devon

    I was in a situation like that when I was younger. When I took my dog out to go to the bath room there was a coyote in my back yard and my dog chased it right out of my yard I was freaked.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:07 am |
  26. Josh

    Thats really cool how that kid fought the coyote. That is very brave of him to do that and it seems pretty fun, (except for the getting bit part). And I like how he said peace out at the end, that kid is such a stud.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  27. Krista

    I would be so scared. Wow that kid was brave to just stay there I would of started running like as fast as I could. But then again that probably would not be the right decision.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  28. Kailtyn T.

    Wicked, I would of fought back at the coyote too, because it is usually for a coyote to attack someone.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:09 am |
  29. Drew D

    I hope that kid is okay because that had to hart a lot. If that was me I would be very scared I would not know what to do.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:09 am |
  30. Nick

    Well I don't have a story but a friend that has them in his back yard... An is scared but hardly sees them but he says when he sees one he takes them out.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  31. Kylie

    Well I don't have no crazy stories like that but My mom has a little dog that is a dashound and he is crazy .He will not let me near my mom always begging mean and acting like he is a big dog byt really he is only a small little thing but he is good sometimes.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  32. brady

    That kid is very brave for facing a coyote. If a coyote would of bit me I would not let it get away. I would be going coyote hunting until I get the mean sucker.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  33. Alexander

    I would have hit the coyote with my snowboard. I would have stayed calm and called for help. If I would've gotten bit, I would have hit him over the head with my snowboard again.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  34. Jordan

    I don't have a story like that. But I would be freaked out if that ever happened to me. I would be screaming for help. I would try to stay clam but it would be really hard.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  35. LeAndra

    If I was that kid I would of screamed or i would of ran for home and then tell my mom about it. but I think the kid did a good job with what he did to get the coyote away.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:12 am |
  36. Brittany

    This kid stayed calm when the coyote attached him. That is something that would be so hard for me to do. But this kid thought about what was going on, and quickly thought of a way to keep the animal away. That is brave.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:14 am |
  37. br00ke

    well..... my uncle, dad, and brother, and some other people were all out bear hunting when I was about six and there was a bear up in a tree. When it came down it charged at my uncle and got about three feet away from him and my dad shot it on the spot, my uncle basically wet his pants. It now proudly sits in our living room as a trophy.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:23 am |
  38. Taylor

    I went on a trip to California in 5th grade and my friend and I thought there was a coyote outside our tent. We hid under our sleeping bags in the hot heat of the night for hours fearing that the coyotes might rip through the tent. It turned out to be two cats.

    December 11, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  39. Kailie

    That is pretty scary, especially for a little kid.

    When I went to Australia with my uncle, we decided it would be cool to go snorkeling on the reefs. And when we did we got to whiteness one of the coolest/scariest things I have ever seen. A bunch of sharks were feeding on the reef fish below us. That scared me to death, plus some of them were coming up to check me and him out... In this case, I'm glad I took marine biology last year (how to prevent shark attacks 101).

    December 11, 2008 at 10:46 am |
  40. JASMINE

    very weird story crazy sorta you know kid vs coyote lol

    December 11, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  41. Patrick

    I'm suprised that he wouldn't run around and act all crazy.
    You're quirky Carl.

    December 11, 2008 at 11:27 am |
  42. travis

    I think what tony Sandlin did was smart

    December 11, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  43. dumby

    i hope if i fight a wolf i would of killed it

    December 11, 2008 at 11:54 am |
  44. kye

    that kid is very smart he did a good job by hiting it with his snowboard

    December 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm |
  45. LASHANDA

    I THINK THE BOY DID GOOD BY FIGHTING BACK BECAUSE I WOULD I WOULD HAVE DID THE SAME.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm |
  46. *TRENIQUE*

    This is crAzy, I would have got eaten lol, but hes a smart kiddo, kUdos for him. or i would have ran and then the coyote would have just ran after me, so the kid is smarter then me.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  47. megan

    I don’t have any stories like the coyote story but that little boy is really smart! I would have panicked and definitely not been that smart because I would have been way too scared. He is like his won hero, something to be very proud about.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  48. Brittani

    I think that the boy did a very good job of fighting back so that he wouldn't get hurt but if I had the time I would have taken the snowboard off and started swinging it at him. but atleast he isn't hurt really bad but his mom did the right thing taking hin the hospital to see if the coyote had rabiees.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm |
  49. Kira

    That would be really scary. One time there was a shark was swimming around me and my sister in Florida a few years ago. Luckily we got out of the water quickly enough before it attacked.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:24 pm |
  50. josh

    i think the boy had alot of guts to fight back for a young age i would have never thought a boy that young would do that
    Way to go dude

    December 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  51. Brianne

    I think that was a good thing to do. The kid was being smart, and if he had not have tried to scare the coyote, he might have been seriously injured. I think parents should be paranoid because this is a serious issue. One of their kids got attacked by a coyote. They need to take serious immediate action.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  52. Jessica

    I've never been in an experience like that, due to the fact that I rarely go outside and there's not much wildlife that comes out when I am outside. But I think that that boy was very smart in not panicking because the coyote would have been able to sense his fear.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  53. April

    For such a little boy I can't believe he stayed so calm. :] But he did what he was suppose to in order to stay alive. I would have defiantly freaked out.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm |
  54. Anthony

    i dont know what i would do in that situation... i would have to experience it. but for him only being nine i think he handled it very well

    December 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  55. Matt

    That would really suck. I hope that the kid didnt get any diseases from the coyot.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  56. Emerald

    I think that the young boy fighting off the coyote is very heroic and lucky for him that he reacted and didn’t try and run!

    December 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  57. Courtney

    I dont have any interesting stories but i think that Tony was very smart to use his snowboard as a barrier to keep the cayote away.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  58. alexis

    the boy is pretty smart for a 9 year old.
    but i've gotten attacked by a moose before.
    i lived in alaska about two years ago, and i was outside in the morning waiting for my bus, and i kept hearing all these little noises like someone breathing heavily and then right behind me a moose came up and ran right into me, i hit the ice and the moose kept running but half my face was scratched and bruised and i broke my arm.
    it was the scarest moment of my whole entire life.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  59. NICOLE

    The boy was very brave, because if a coyote bothered me like that I wouldn’t know what to do. The coyote would probably beat me up.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  60. Anthony

    i dont know what i would do in that situation. but for onlt being nine i thiought he handled it very well

    December 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  61. Courtney

    I dont have any interesting stories but i think that Tony was very smart to use his snowboard as a barrier to keep the cayote away. And he kept calm.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  62. Sammie

    I think he was doing what he thought would help protect himself from the coyote. And it was the right thing to do instead of running.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  63. Nicole

    I think it’s really cool that he was able to stay clam and fought off the coyote.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  64. kylie

    i think tony is stupid for snowboarding on a golf course, but i think that he was smart for not paniking when the cayote started to circle him. he should have taken off his snowboard & wacked him in the head

    December 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  65. Shelby

    this kid is smart because animals are more afraid of us than we are of them and he must not have been very scared to no panic like that. i probably wouldnt have thought of keeping the snowboard between myself and the coyote. not gonna lie. good job!

    December 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  66. Alex

    I think the kids got a good spirit and a brave heart to stand up against the coyote and not to panic.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  67. andy

    i think that it was cool he did good by not getting scared jsut staying clam and just fought off a coyte he did a good job

    December 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  68. Jonney

    the kid is very smart and brave, he has a good sense of humor and he'll remember it forever.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  69. Aurora

    I think that the he fought back in a very smart way. Personally I would have freaked out. That kid has lots of courage!

    December 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm |
  70. Brittney

    I give that boy kudos because if i had a coyote after me i would cul up and cry and forget to defend myself.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm |
  71. Brett

    One time me and my friend were at a lake, we asked my parents if we could go walk on the rocks and he said that we could. When we went there i looked between two rocks and i saw something move, i told him to step on the rock to see what it was, and when he did a copperhead popped out and started chasing us across the rocks. It scared me a lot and we arent goign to step on a rock with something under it again.

    December 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm |
  72. Kayla

    My friend was once attacked by a dog. She was petting a dog it ran away and then came back and just atacked her all the sudden

    December 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  73. Kayna

    Hey Carl,

    I am in High School and my S.S watches CNN Student News and i love the Before you go show and the end is the best thing is that you have a funny way to close the show.

    Sincerely your Kayna

    syl Carl

    Good Day

    December 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  74. Drake

    Well, i once fought off a dangerous looking fish, if that counts.

    December 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  75. Mr. Study #1

    I think the kid fighting the coyote might be true, but I don't think their Mom would let them go back out htere alone.

    December 11, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  76. Carla

    I just wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Study's class!
    And I really like watching the students news everyday.

    December 11, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  77. CARLA

    This is for Mr. Study's class.
    We've always wanted our comments to get picked.

    December 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  78. t-money

    i would have ran

    December 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  79. Ferbie

    Way to go Tony. If it were me I would have ran away screaming, and then probrably run into a tree.

    December 11, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  80. Isaac

    IT was cool but I would not do it

    December 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm |
  81. Katharine

    Oh, that poor boy i would be really scared but..peace out!

    December 11, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  82. Carlos

    That was awesome! If I saw a coyote I will kill it. I'm not scared of coyotes. It was a crazy story. That was funny. It's not safe to go at night.

    December 11, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  83. Elizabeth

    That child is super smart for calling for help. I would have probably scream my head of! I think all children should know the dangers of wild life aminals. they should be properly taught on how to respond when face to face with a wildlife aminal. luckly he knew how to react.

    December 11, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  84. Ms. Boyum's Class

    Wow! Thats pretty scary. Good thing he wasn't attacked; if anyone in my 3rd hour would have been face to face with a coyote, they would have gone crazy!

    December 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  85. becca

    I THINK THE KID WAS AWESOME!! I WOULD HAVE SCREAMED FOR HELP TOO. BUT I WOULD HAVE RAN OFF SCREAMING LIKE A 5 YEAR OLD!!

    December 11, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  86. Ben

    I think that was really cool. If i was bit i would've tried to make a run for it, but I would have been toast. That kid was really brave!

    December 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  87. Kaitlin

    I think it's pretty extrodinary that a nine-year-old was brave, let alone strong, enough to fight off a full grown coyote. I know that if I tried, I might not have been able to accomplish such an incredible feat.

    December 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  88. Will

    If that where me I would of run.

    December 11, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  89. Anais

    Wow. He's pretty smart. I would of never thought of that.

    December 11, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  90. Steffeny

    Honestly, this has nothing to do with the article, but I felt I needed to post it somewhere:

    Who is your stylist? Because my friend and I are wondering where in the world you can find an overshirt/jacket thing as odd as the one you had on today. A shirt and tie works better. Just thought I'd give you a heads up on your fashion faux paux. Lotsa love! You have a great show. =D

    December 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm |
  91. Bayan

    tony is a brave boy. I liked how he handled the situation, he didnt panic and he kept the board between them.he acted so natural telling his story on the news, it was like he wasnt scared at all.i think i would have done the same, but i would have probably screamed!

    December 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm |
  92. Bayan

    i loved it when tony was like "if you are wathcing this, peace out!" my class cracked up. i would have done the same thing!

    December 11, 2008 at 6:36 pm |
  93. A'liah

    It's cool the kid was okay but I hope the coyote wasn't hurt too bad.

    December 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm |
  94. Jenna

    I would probably do the opposite...run!

    December 11, 2008 at 7:08 pm |
  95. Kayla

    A coyte is REALLY scary,but it isn't if you know how to deal with one rather just running away.What this boy did was very brave thing.

    December 11, 2008 at 7:15 pm |
  96. Ryan

    Wow, that was crazy. It's good that he did the right thing, he could've became kibble for the coyote had he not done that! Tony was very brave.

    December 11, 2008 at 7:17 pm |
  97. Jaclene

    I would totally run inside!

    December 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm |
  98. wyatt

    Well I think that the kid did the right thing and that the coyote will feel that in the morning oh and I think he should take some acting classes to.

    December 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm |
  99. Savannah

    We were at busch gardens, and we were eating, and all of the sudden a swarm of squrilles came at my sister, and bit her leg, than she got up and started running around, like a crazy maniach

    December 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm |
  100. Olivia

    What a brave kid, but maybe the parent should watch out for him, you never know whats going to happen. Hi Mr. LaFave!

    December 11, 2008 at 7:32 pm |
  101. collin

    that was crazy!!!!!!!!! but i would have just hit the cyote when it started to circle me.

    December 11, 2008 at 8:00 pm |
  102. Austin

    I think he did the right thing. If that happened to me I would've done that, that coyote could've had rabies!

    December 11, 2008 at 8:38 pm |
  103. blaze

    i felt bad for the boy and glad that he is still alive. he was brave and peace out

    December 11, 2008 at 9:02 pm |
  104. Angelina

    High Five! my class cracked up when listening to him say Peace out! This kid is awsome!

    December 11, 2008 at 9:08 pm |
  105. Jessi

    I think that he was smartt, I would of never known what to do. i would of been dead meat!!!

    December 11, 2008 at 9:29 pm |
  106. Julian

    Smart kid because me I would run screaming.

    December 11, 2008 at 9:33 pm |
  107. Julian

    Does he have guts or what I almost forgot PEACE OUT to you kid.

    December 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm |
  108. Julian

    Man he makes me fill bad.Me I get beat up by my dog.

    December 11, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  109. Breanna & Dana

    Mr. Leffler's Class rules! Student News Rocks!

    December 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm |
  110. ashleyg

    THAT WAS SCARRRRRRRRRRRY

    December 11, 2008 at 11:42 pm |
  111. Rachel

    This is amazing! I would just scream and start crying, not move my snowbard to fend the coyote off. WOW!!!!

    December 12, 2008 at 12:19 am |
  112. Chyanne

    WOW!! How brave of him! If i was in his position i would have for sure ran for my life and screamed like a little girl! Hope this kid gets through it all. What a nightmare!

    December 12, 2008 at 12:25 pm |
  113. Kelly

    I think that coyoties are really cool i dont think you should kill them i think that they are real nice animals and that the police shouldint hurt them

    December 12, 2008 at 12:42 pm |
  114. Dustin

    if i were him I would do the same thing. I mean a small coyote compared to a big boy and a huge snowboard, come on. anyway, I still would do the same thing

    December 12, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  115. Britny

    wow that kid was brave

    December 12, 2008 at 2:24 pm |
  116. Hannah

    I was swimming once and I was trying to get in an innertube. I slipped and fell. My head hit the step in the pool, and I was knocked unconscious. My friend was scared and the life guards were'nt watching. I was under the water for a long time. Then i came up from the water and my head had a huge bump on the back. My friend pulled me out of the water and helped me. I am glad to have a good friend.

    December 12, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  117. kendall

    carl start putting more good before we go's on I like them better

    December 12, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  118. Heather

    If I were him, i would take off my snowboard and hit him until he ran away. Or i would try to pet him to see if he is friendly or not, JUST KIDDING!!! But that kids was really brave and if I were him, I would be really freaked out! 🙂

    December 12, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  119. jacob

    I think it would be scary to met a coyote

    December 13, 2008 at 8:46 am |
  120. stockton

    how could a kid take on a cyote peace out

    December 13, 2008 at 11:11 am |
  121. megan

    WOW Tony sure is brave! I probably would have screamed. : D

    December 13, 2008 at 12:15 pm |
  122. karlz

    I haven't got attacked by a cyote but I have been bit on my eyebrow and now it doen't grow hair anymore:( I look like a lopsided freak!!

    December 13, 2008 at 9:16 pm |
  123. Lillie

    Its odd that a cyotoe would act that way. They usually are very shy animals and would perfer to not be seen. I know that here in wyoming it is great sport to hunt them so they are hard to find. Tonys mother was right to get Tony checked because he could of been rabid.

    December 14, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  124. Abby

    I would call carl and have him save me

    December 14, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  125. daytonaa

    wow..thats one brave kid..im 4 years older
    andi probably would of freaked out...

    December 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm |
  126. Jill

    Well, i was out side helping my mom garden, i know boring right? So, all of a sudden my dog starts barking and we look over and my dog was being chased by a cyotoe! Then my dog turns around and HE started chasing the cyotoe! And then they started coming near me and my mom, then we see the cyotoe and he is literally two or three feet away from us! But soon enough my dog chased him off into the woods. So that was a fun day for me. I think . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    December 14, 2008 at 8:24 pm |
  127. Brandon

    Yes because if she works she should get paid...If Obama loses his job then they could end up homeless.

    December 15, 2008 at 1:28 pm |
  128. Paris

    I think the First Lady should get paid becasue if Michelle Obama was making all that money before by being an attorney she still should be able to make money too.

    December 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  129. Maggie

    Wow!! That kid has alot of nerve. I would never be able to do that.

    December 15, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  130. E

    Well, I don't know if this counts, but one time I was feeding some geese, and I guess I got too close to one, and it started hissing and trying to hit me with its wings. I got scared and ran back to my house, where my Mom proceeded to tell me about how a goose's wing force can break a perosn's neck. I will never, EVER go near one that close again!!!!

    December 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  131. bobby

    theres all sorts of criitters in the dessert

    December 15, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  132. Colton

    I have seen coyotes in my yard and it caught a mouse. it was awesome to see. I am glad that Tony wasn't hurt. They are quite big and can be freaky looking. GOOD JOB TONY!!!

    December 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  133. Cassaundra & Ryan

    Cassaundra: being attacked by wild animals can be a very bad situation. People getting attacked by bears, lions, and even deer. A little boy to be attacked by a coyote sounds like the same situation as if a bear attacked a man. I'm glad the boy didn't get hurt and the coyote didn't get hurt either. There could've been alot of reasons that the coyote circled him also. Ryan says it's good that the boy didn't get hurt also.

    December 16, 2008 at 11:40 am |
  134. Aryanna

    I think that if one of your kids got attack by a(n) wild animal you would of either moved or put the animal to sleep after you found it right well i would but nobody listens to me and yeah so thats a reason that i would do but nobody listens to me anymore............................................

    December 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  135. Mckenna

    I think its amazing that he faught off a dog that can kill you. I would run away as fast as I could. Thats scary!

    December 16, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  136. chad

    I would not be scared because my snowboard is super light and i could hit it really hard.

    December 16, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  137. stockton

    yoooooooooooooooooooo azus homie lol ttyl

    December 16, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  138. Brittan

    Now I think this is pretty brave what this kid. If that happened to me, I would panick right away.

    December 16, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  139. Gizel

    That is really crazy!!! How can a kid vs. a cayote if the cayote will kick thekid's but!!!!!

    December 16, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  140. Josie

    That kid was brave.Carl, what would you do if you were face to face with a coyote?

    December 17, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  141. Elmo

    Brave kid, brave kid. I would have chickened out!!

    December 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm |
  142. Tiffany

    That kid is really smart!!! Maybe we should read more books and gather information about animals-incase you met one.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:39 pm |
  143. Chloe

    Thats pretty smart of the little boy. I probably would have spazzed and not have been calm enough to think and protect myself. I don't know how a nine year old would have thought to do that with the snowboard. That was very smart of him to do.

    December 18, 2008 at 9:18 am |
  144. Kaylee

    I would be scared to death if that happend to me. I think anyone would. What that kid did though was smart and hes only 9 years old!! Hes younger than i am and I probably wouldnt even know what to do! Good think he did and that he is safe. Wasnt a parent watch him, hes seems to young to be left outside alone.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:51 am |
  145. Ryan

    hey he did the right thing i've been in the same sitution exept i was hunting not snow boarding but my gun was out of reach after i fell out of a deer stand

    December 18, 2008 at 11:57 am |
  146. Charlotte

    I got confronted by a turkey once, that looked like it was about to kill me! I live somewhere where there are a lot of trees around, and I always have to be careful where I play, in case, some animal comes out of no where. We've had everything. Bobcats, wolves, bears, turkeys, cayotes, and every other animal out there! It is so cool, when you get to see them from in side the house. They are cool animals, and a great experiance!

    December 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  147. markida

    he's a very smart little boy and crazy. he shoud probably carry around something more useful like your jokes just kidding. hahahahaha.

    December 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  148. Matt

    Hi carl I can't believe he could stay calm like that I would of went into shock right away. really i'm just amazed.

    December 19, 2008 at 8:55 am |
  149. Ellie

    I love animals and what that kid was really smart because if a wild animal gets to close DON'T PANIC!!!! That kid was REALLY lucky.

    December 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  150. Alex

    I'm not a hippy/animal protection officer, so I would have taken off my snowboard and beat that thing. It may sound a bit too much but if a coyote was circling me, I would have attacked it.

    December 19, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  151. James

    Well i have a similar story. I was attacked by a wild dog lucky my dad was a yell away though.

    December 20, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  152. Kitkat

    i think you should do what that little kid did. But I still think that you should stop saying those dumb puns!!!

    December 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm |
  153. julia

    that would be very scary

    December 21, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  154. Haley

    That kid is really kid is so brave I would have scard it would have had a nearvos break down

    December 25, 2008 at 11:06 pm |
  155. jake

    that was a good thing to do when he blocked the cyote with the snow board greatjob.

    December 25, 2008 at 11:17 pm |
  156. haley !!!!!!

    toney is so brave I would of had a nervos break down

    December 25, 2008 at 11:21 pm |
  157. jubin

    If new shuttle takes off how are you shure it won't land on a other planet.
    Watch out for the sun importent astronauts.

    January 9, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  158. lexie

    that brave little kid im mean would probably curl up in a little ball and scream. i would hope nothing went wrong

    January 9, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  159. Madison

    Wow Tony was really brave. And Carl your jokes at the end of the show are funny they remind me of the jokes my band teacher tells us

    January 9, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  160. Cheyanne

    This story really is a good one. That little boy was smart to do what he did.

    February 10, 2009 at 12:05 pm |