A New Hampshire man strangled a rabid coyote to death after it attacked his two-year-old son earlier this week. According to CNN, the rabid animal grabbed the child by the jacket hood, dragging him to the ground in the process. The quick-thinking dad’s parental instincts took over and he went full on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the Wylie Coyote’s ass.
“I never harmed an animal so it was a weird experience,” said Ian O’Reilly. “In the middle of the moment, you’re not really thinking or … recording a whole lot. You’re really just instinct.”
O’Reilly was bit twice during the struggle, contracting rabies, which can be fatal if isn’t treated very quickly.
“I was able to get its head into the snow and get my hand around its snout, so it could no longer bite me. And then, from there, I was able to suffocate it by using my body weight and scissor-locking it until basically expiring.”
Thank God we still have some real dads out there. I can only imagine some of these PETA types out there would try and sit the coyote down, and only after a quick meditation session and non-GMO wheat grass shake with lavender oil (which opens up the auras and eases tensions), he would then try to reason with the coyote. You know, really try to explain to him the errors of his ways and politely ask him not to eat his son.
Not this dad. No, he put a beat down on this yote and got rabies doing it. And all in the name of love, in defense of his young son. Are people calling him a hero? Sure, but he’s not just any hero, he’s just a dad that loves his son enough to fist fight a rabid coyote. Perhaps the greatest hero of them all.
And just think, someday when Jr. is old enough, dad is going be like “remember the time I saved your ass from that coyote?” Oh, you don’t? Well I did and you didn’t do shit to help me so get off your lazy ass and get your man a beer.”
Winner by submission, defeating the coyote with a rear naked choke in the first round… DAD.