Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Trickster is showing up all over the place

Even New York Effin' City:
Three coyotes turned up on the Columbia University campus on Sunday morning, prompting an e-mail alert to students and faculty.

A few hours later, a coyote was spotted darting around bushes and across a frozen lake in Central Park.

Urban coyote authorities say the dogs will likely be seen more and more in big cities as they fight one another for living space
And more pets and strays will become food; that'll go over well.


Anonymous said...

Once again, "Urban Authorities" show themselves to have chronic, incurable cranio-rectal insertion syndrome. Coyotes are not dogs any more than cougars are housecats. Canids? Yes indeedy. Dogs? In the words of Rooster Cogburn, "Not Hardly".

Perhaps if "Urban Authorities" had actually remained awake through most of their four years of fifth grade, they might have learned that.

Senor El Coyote gets my vote as probably the most adaptable critter in North and Central America. Coyotes in Central Park? I have 'em in my back yard in Mt. Lake Terrace, 12 mi N. of Seattle. In Seattle they thrive in many City Parks, Green Belts and Railroad rights of way. We also have thriving populations of Raccoon (Procyon lotor), Skunks (Mephitis mephitis), and Bre'r 'Possum (Didelphis virginiana). Perhaps if the vaunted "Urban Authorities" pulled their collective heads out of their collective anuses and looked about once in a while they wouldn't seem to be the blathering dolts they so often appear.

You Go, Coyote!

Gerry N.

Anonymous said...

I keep hoping some pissed-off Western cattle-rancher will turn a couple of breeding pairs of red wolves loose in Central Park. Fair's fair after all...