Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Hey coyote, put that down!"

We live in a rural neighborhood bordered by National Park Service lands which are preserved from development. As a result there's an abundance of wildlife still to be found, and enjoyed, in the area. Many of the folks who move in come from more urban areas, where the wild animals are only found in cages.

This comment was recently posted on the neighborhood forum...
"Sorry to share this but I just saw a coyote carrying a cat in its mouth. I tried to intervene but I was too far away to make a difference."
I have to wonder what sort of "intervention" she have in mind? Did this good samaritan expect to wrestle the kitten carcass from the coyote?

Maybe she watched too many cartoons as a kid.


  1. We have moose, black & brown bears, wolves, coyotes, lynx, and assorted smaller wildlife critters. Every year we watch as tourists and newcomers walk right up to a wild animal, with a cell phone in hand, assuming the animal will pose for them. Emergency personnel call them "victims".

    1. It's a self-correcting problem. :-)

      We had neighbors who purposefully left their garbage cans out because they enjoyed watching the bear go through it. Sigh.


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