A homeowner from Hendersonville, North Carolina, always wanted to know what went down in the woods behind his property. Because he had heard urban legends about how mysterious creatures were said to walk the woods just beyond the outskirts of his home, the man figured it wouldn’t hurt to place a hidden camera and see what kind of wildlife would appear out of the trees.
But little did this homeowner know that a rare black coyote would be caught on camera prowling around the guy’s house. These animals are very rare in the United States. According to the description in the viral YouTube video, “The occasional black coyote is seen in the great plains states and in the eastern states; they may actually be the result of hybridization with wolves. It would take DNA analysis to be sure.”
Footage shows the black coyote in all of its glory. The spectacular creature even seemed to notice the camera as it prowled the guy’s backyard property. At first, the coyote is shown sniffing the area with its back turned to the camera – but it soon shifts its angle to face the lens.
While we watch, the coyote rubs against the ground directly in front of the camera. It is probably marking its scent in the area – or rubbing the scent of another creature over its fur. Perhaps, a potential mate?
Viewers swarmed this video to see the rare animal in action. With hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube alone, a lot of people came to this source to see what a black coyote acts like when it thinks no one is watching it. Or could the creature have realized the camera was there and decided to put on a show for us all? Unlikely, but I like to consider the dream.
Here’s what viewers like you had to say about this footage from Hendersonville, North Carolina.
“Wow, in all my years, I’ve never seen a black coyote beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.”
“That coyote sure is beautiful. I’ve only seen one black coyote in the wild my entire life. I was on a country road and came to the stop sign. It was up on the side of the hill across from me. It just stood there, perfectly still watching me. I watched it for a minute or so and then drove off. It caught me by surprise. It was like I was frozen for a little bit. Absolutely beautiful.”
“I’ve got one that has been showing up on a few of my cams about an hour south of you. Been trying to call him in with no luck.”
Some people have seen these animals in parts of Florida.
“I’ve seen one before in a cow field in North Florida. We always felt like they could be coy dogs.”
“There used to be a subspecies of eastern black wolf in Florida up into the early 20th century….they say it is extinct, but from descriptions its looks an awful lot like this…”
What is your reaction to this footage of the rare black coyote?
California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police
Just throw in the “e” for effort.
A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.
“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.
Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.
Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out
The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.
On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.
Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.
An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”
There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)
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10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.
In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)
Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:
For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.
“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .
Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.
“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.
People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting
PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.
According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”
“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”
According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.
The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.
Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.
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