Tuesday, May 03, 2011

City coyote

What is wrong with people? You'd think coyotes in the city were as common as squirrels and rats. I saw TWO of them this weekend, right in the city, and it was like a tree falling in the woods.

Hell, I enjoyed it. We did. We happened upon them in Graceland Cemetery. Apparently a male and female have taken up residence there and they seem quite at home. We saw each one a couple of times, just trotting along between the headstones. As close as 150 feet in one case.

Much closer than the crappy iPhone photo would suggest. That's the female -- she was noticeably smaller. The male was as tall as a German Shepherd.

I know coyotes are all over these days, but they were my first ones outside the wilderness. Magical.

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