Farmer boy, I don't really care if you believe me or not, it happend. The round pierced it's skull and killed it dead. Is it hard to believe that 32ftlbs of energy cannot push a 29 grain bullet threw the top of a coyotes skull? People see the words ".22 short" and think, geez, its like a bb gun. I have shot squirrels with it as well, it completely penetrates them. Sure, I could have used a larger round, but I am not a fan of blowing bone fragment into myself.
A hit with a .22 is better than a miss with a .44