January 18, 2011

Coyote...

... roadkill silhouette in frost and warmth.

22 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Life is temporary. Human love is eternal.

edutcher said...

Sad.

Even the Road Runner would shed a tear.

Coketown said...

Meep meep. Peeeeewww.

G Joubert said...

A coyote ate my cat a couple of months ago. I'm not sympathetic.

peter hoh said...

Traditionalguy, here's a photo that suggests that it's not just human love that transcends our fleeting existence.

edutcher said...

G Joubert said...

A coyote ate my cat a couple of months ago. I'm not sympathetic.

I know what you mean. We've been warned about coyotes and our Yorks if we move out West, which gets The Blonde's mantra, "Just let them go near the pups. They only think they're endangered", frequently envoked.

Fernandinande said...

A nice example of "Design & Illustration" - but not photography.

EDH said...

Correction: The coyote walked away.

PatCA said...

My cat, and the ghosts of all the neighborhood cats killed by coyotes, applauds.

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Fen said...

I miss 29 Palms. Yes, it sucked most the time, but at night you can see all the stars and the coyotes serenade you till your watch is over.

We had a guy make the mistake of leaving his MRE trash in the back of the LAV. Next moring there were coyote prints all inside.

Fred4Pres said...

A coyote was shot in a boston suburb the other day. They said it had mange, but I think it was wearing a Jets jersey.

Big Mike said...

Sad. Sorry about your cat, Joubert, but the coyotes were here before we humans brought cats into the continent (and probably will be here when humans and the domesticated animals that rely on us) are gone.

Big Mike said...

@Fred, they probably mistook it for a bear.

jerryofva said...

Big Mike:

While it is always kind of cool to see animals in the wild it is not a good idea to have them next door. My nephew sent me some wintertime photos of a Coyote pack playing in the snow just outside his Longmont Colorado development. I am sure the Coyotes were sizing up the small two legged creatures in the immediate vicinity for a tasty meal. Had I been there I would have shot one of them so the others would know not to come hang around the neighborhood. Humans and wild animals don't mix and given our Walt Disney view of nature these creatures no longer have fear of humans. There is nothing more dangerous then a predator without fear.

http://beastinthegarden.com/

PatCA said...

"the coyotes were here before we humans brought cats into the continent"

So their lives trump the lives of cats and Euro Americans?

Phil 3:14 said...

We have a pack of coyotes in the wash behind our house. We get group serenades on a regular basis. We live in a standard Phoenix neughborhood.

Lots of coyotes and lots of cars lead to...

Big Mike said...

@jerry, I've read the book. Please don't include me with the people who foolishly and mistakenly believe that wild predators are fundamentally cowards who will run from humans. I know better than that. Mountain lions are beautiful, but best observed through strong binoculars.

@PatCA, no they don't.

But for both of you, and you, too, Phil, the fact that you don't see predators, doesn't mean that they aren't there. Also foxes will take house cats (though I've never heard of them taking small dogs, not that it couldn't happen). And feral dogs are just as bad as coyotes. Worse, in fact, because feral dogs have been known to kill for fun.

Bad things happen. If you have young children there should be an adult who is prepared to take action to chase off predators when the kids are outside. If that's not acceptable, then live in the city.

There the predators only have two legs.

Rick Lee said...

Unassailably cool.

deborah said...

Remember this?

Canadian folk singer killed by coyotes, park official says

Roadkill said...

Poor devil. Call him a moderate R or a Conservative D, he ends up the same nowadays. Politically, Metaphorically, DED.

E.M. Davis said...

I worked (recently) with Dylan Menges.

Nice guy. Owns a Glock.

Small world indeed.