We encountered Harry, perhaps 6'3" and a dog lover. We talked about coyotes. He had a Whippet torn up by them. He had other coyote encounters with his Whippet and an Italian Greyhound. Apparently the coyotes went after his dogs much more than they did after mine -- perhaps because one of my dogs was always a large Rhodesian Ridgeback and his were never larger than his 40 pound Whippet. Also, he never hiked with even a hiking stick so he never had anything to fend them off. At one point he said as "stacked up" as I was (hiking stick, knife & gun) I could hurt a coyote. He is thinking of taking his current female coyote on hikes, but it is his wife's dog and if anything happened to it, he said, "she would kill me." I should have advised him to "stack" himself up before he does.