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Old 04-23-2014, 01:01 PM
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Default So What Does This Behavior Mean?

Surprise, surprise, it's Gambit that's stumped me yet again. Last night he was startled by one of my neighbors outside after dark. Instead of barking or growling, which is his usual MO, he pulled a new one.

He gaped his mouth open really wide, which he's done before. It's a normal coyote defensive maneuver. But this time he started breathing really hard. Not in a stressed way, but really forceful puffs of air. It was so forceful that it almost sounded like he was going 'Ha! Ha! Ha!" It was honestly a little spooky.

He stopped when I pointed and told him to go home. I've never heard him do that before.

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:29 AM
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Some cats hiss in a similar fashion - short puffs of air rather than a long stream. Maybe it's a coyote equivalent?
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:28 AM
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For some reason, I'm thinking he was smelling the air.
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