Monday, March 06, 2006

Coyotes on the prowl

A while back, my co-workers spotted a coyote trotting around the pond behind the library. It was lanky and ran with a gait totally unlike a dog. I kind of felt sorry for it as it circled the pond, looking at all the ducks and geese amassed in its center. A week after that, I nearly hit a coyote right behind the local hospital. It trotted across the road with something in its mouth -- I'm glad I don't know what.

Now Smithsonian magazine has a short article on the newly urbanized coyotes, it's worth a quick read. We also have a ton of hawks in my neighborhood --- I wonder if they are coming back too.

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