Friday, June 5, 2009
Dog Day Afternoon
When I was walking home from work last night, in the dark, I could hear the coyotes on the mountain across from my house. Their howls sounded distant and sweet. I was not bothered. I walked home at a pretty slow pace, enjoying the night air.
This evening as I was taking the trash out to our back fence, I could hear the coyotes again. This time they were closer....much...closer. They were really raising a rucus, howling & barking, about 1/2 way down the mountain. Maybe more. I was really glad our yard is completely fenced in, although I don't think a fence would stop them. I wondered why they had come down so close to the road. I was wondering this as I picked up my pace and ran back into the house.
Coyotes are not cute. They are fast and they are vicious. If you doubt me, enlarge the photo (no, not the cartoon, you moron). Suddenly, the bears that wander down from the hills don't seem that bad.
Have a great week end, I'm dog tired & going to bed. xo