Texas Governor Rick Perry was out for a morning run in February when he saw a coyote … so he shot it. That’s right, Texas Governor Rick Perry jogs with a laser-sighted .380 Ruger in his belt. He says he carries the gun because he’s afraid of snakes. He shot the coyote because he was running with his daughter’s puppy and he was afraid it might attack it. "Don't attack my dog or you might get shot ... if you're a coyote," he told the Associated Press.