Thursday, November 15, 2007

coyote

I'm pretty sure that was not a dog running down my street at 6:30 this morning.
About a month ago, I saw a raccoon, lounging like the Cheshire cat in the one tree adjacent the Safeway parking lot.
Not too uncommon, but a coyote?!?

4 comments:

T A Delmore said...

Come on Nora, Tricksters must abound around you. Tom

Amanda said...

My former boss took the coyote pic that accompanies this PI article from last summer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/324731_coyote23.html

Maybe keep Cutie in at night!

owlhouse said...

True, true, Tom. But generally I recognize them as such and THIS appeared to be a real, authentic coyote.

Turns out, a friend of mine a few blocks away saw two coyotes the very next day. Which makes me feel slightly less crazy... ;)

owlhouse said...

Actually, we're training Cutie to out -smart, out-run, out-climb the coyotes.
One, because he really values his freedom and might have Saturday night plans.

Two, because we're considering turning our yard into a coyote sanctuary, which we suspect would curb the squirrel issue. The menacing fluffy tails are wreaking havoc with their digging and scampering. They're out of the attic- now feasting on bulbs, crushing winter pea sprouts. And, I'm pretty sure they've struck a deal with the vampires- ensuring the failure of next year's garlic crop.
Evil squirrels.