A coyote, sly devil, had himself a fine, easy time catching big trout from the shallow waters of holding ponds in a Minnesota trout hatchery. The man who runs the hatchery has long been critical of poison or other wipe-them-out theories of predator control, but he nonetheless recognized that he could not afford to keep losing his carefully raised fish. So he set out a trap and snared the coyote. Instead of shooting it, he put a large washtub over the animal and removed the trap from its leg. And then he banged hell out of the washtub with a stick. When the tub was lifted the coyote slunk off, shaking its head, and has not been seen since.