there was a bit of a blip during the texas gubernatorial primaries when klondike barbie came to speak at a perry rally making some think it looked more like someone running for president than governor. little items like this add to that appearance. Texas Governor Shoots, Kills Coyote Who Threatened Dog Associated Press Texas governor Rick Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take out a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog near Austin. AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a message for wily coyotes out there: Don't mess with my dog. Perry says he needed just one shot from his laser-sighted pistol to take down a coyote that was menacing his dog during an early morning jog in an undeveloped area near Austin. Perry told The Associated Press he sometimes carries his pistol, loaded with hollow-pointed bullets, when he jogs on trails because he's scared of snakes -- and that he'd seen coyotes in that area. When the coyote came out of the brush toward his daughter's labrador retriever puppy on a February jog, he charged it and shot it with his .380 Ruger pistol. "Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," Perry said.