I was wondering if anyone living in the mountains have had run ins with coyotes where you felt your life was in danger. I have, and it was suggested to me that I wear a bell when walking the land and carry bear mace or a pelllet gun. Now I've learned that since coyotes mate with wolves and feral dogs and have become more aggressive that they can be the size of a healthy german sheperd and pellets will bounce off them and mace just makes them mad. Hate to think I can't take a late afternoon stroll without a gun on my hip, but I came across at least two coyotes with a fresh kill and had no weapon on me but my camera! The vocal warnings they were giving me was no joke. I'm an animal lover as much as anyone, but don't want to be "dog meat" either... anyone have first hand experience, ideas, etc. Thanks.