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
I hope that kid does well if not I will get that animal personaly.
Wow thats awesome... i would probably run away!
Well I got ATTACKED by a KILLER squirrel.Sadly I did not win,because he was darting me with ACORNS....EVIL SQUIRREL!!!!
I think that the kid was very smart. all i have to say is WOW!!
That is so cool how he fought off a coyte. i would be such a wimp but he wasn;t and that is awsome
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."
Wow thats A smart Kid I would just cry right where i sat or try to run a way
Wow i can't belive he didn't panic Hmmm... He's a brave kid
wow he did't panic hmmm... he's a brave kid
Tony was brave
i don't think I would have managed, and i'm 13
By this we realized that we need to be brave and not panic. We think Tony was great.
When I was younger, my parents had to get rid of a jack russel terrier, because they were afraid it would bite me.
Carl! You are awesome! You totally make our days <3
My younger brother got bit by a jack russel terrier once...the bite was so deep you could see the muscle beneath the skin!
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.
Hey Carl I hope those people catch that coyote so it doesn't any more kids.
Tony is smart i would of Done the complete opposite
That kid has some guts. That was the kind of story I want to hear.
That kid should of hit the Coyote with his snow board
I think that kid did a good job trying to protect him self. I also hope that kid will be okay.
I would be so scared if a coyote was circle around you. So I would be very scared if that was too me.
man that kid sounds like he got some good hits in but i think that he should get well soon and be a hero
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.
That's pretty brave i probably would of got in the fetal position and screamed like a little girl.
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.
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.
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.
Wicked, I would of fought back at the coyote too, because it is usually for a coyote to attack someone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
very weird story crazy sorta you know kid vs coyote lol
I'm suprised that he wouldn't run around and act all crazy.
You're quirky Carl.
I think what tony Sandlin did was smart
i hope if i fight a wolf i would of killed it
that kid is very smart he did a good job by hiting it with his snowboard
I THINK THE BOY DID GOOD BY FIGHTING BACK BECAUSE I WOULD I WOULD HAVE DID THE SAME.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
That would really suck. I hope that the kid didnt get any diseases from the coyot.
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!
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.
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.
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.
i dont know what i would do in that situation. but for onlt being nine i thiought he handled it very well
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.
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.
I think it’s really cool that he was able to stay clam and fought off the coyote.
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
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!
I think the kids got a good spirit and a brave heart to stand up against the coyote and not to panic.
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
the kid is very smart and brave, he has a good sense of humor and he'll remember it forever.
I think that the he fought back in a very smart way. Personally I would have freaked out. That kid has lots of courage!
I give that boy kudos because if i had a coyote after me i would cul up and cry and forget to defend myself.
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.
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
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
Well, i once fought off a dangerous looking fish, if that counts.
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.
I just wanted to give a shout out to Mr. Study's class!
And I really like watching the students news everyday.
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i would have ran
Way to go Tony. If it were me I would have ran away screaming, and then probrably run into a tree.
IT was cool but I would not do it
Oh, that poor boy i would be really scared but..peace out!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
If that where me I would of run.
Wow. He's pretty smart. I would of never thought of that.
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
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!
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!
It's cool the kid was okay but I hope the coyote wasn't hurt too bad.
I would probably do the opposite...run!
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.
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.
I would totally run inside!
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.
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
What a brave kid, but maybe the parent should watch out for him, you never know whats going to happen. Hi Mr. LaFave!
that was crazy!!!!!!!!! but i would have just hit the cyote when it started to circle me.
I think he did the right thing. If that happened to me I would've done that, that coyote could've had rabies!
i felt bad for the boy and glad that he is still alive. he was brave and peace out
High Five! my class cracked up when listening to him say Peace out! This kid is awsome!
I think that he was smartt, I would of never known what to do. i would of been dead meat!!!
Smart kid because me I would run screaming.
Does he have guts or what I almost forgot PEACE OUT to you kid.
Man he makes me fill bad.Me I get beat up by my dog.
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THAT WAS SCARRRRRRRRRRRY
This is amazing! I would just scream and start crying, not move my snowbard to fend the coyote off. WOW!!!!
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!
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
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
wow that kid was brave
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.
carl start putting more good before we go's on I like them better
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! 🙂
I think it would be scary to met a coyote
how could a kid take on a cyote peace out
WOW Tony sure is brave! I probably would have screamed. : D
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!!
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.
I would call carl and have him save me
wow..thats one brave kid..im 4 years older
andi probably would of freaked out...
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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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.
Wow!! That kid has alot of nerve. I would never be able to do that.
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!!!!
theres all sorts of criitters in the dessert
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!!!
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.
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............................................
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!
I would not be scared because my snowboard is super light and i could hit it really hard.
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Now I think this is pretty brave what this kid. If that happened to me, I would panick right away.
That is really crazy!!! How can a kid vs. a cayote if the cayote will kick thekid's but!!!!!
That kid was brave.Carl, what would you do if you were face to face with a coyote?
Brave kid, brave kid. I would have chickened out!!
That kid is really smart!!! Maybe we should read more books and gather information about animals-incase you met one.
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.
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.
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
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!
he's a very smart little boy and crazy. he shoud probably carry around something more useful like your jokes just kidding. hahahahaha.
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.
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.
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.
Well i have a similar story. I was attacked by a wild dog lucky my dad was a yell away though.
i think you should do what that little kid did. But I still think that you should stop saying those dumb puns!!!
that would be very scary
That kid is really kid is so brave I would have scard it would have had a nearvos break down
that was a good thing to do when he blocked the cyote with the snow board greatjob.
toney is so brave I would of had a nervos break down
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that brave little kid im mean would probably curl up in a little ball and scream. i would hope nothing went wrong
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
This story really is a good one. That little boy was smart to do what he did.