I tawt I taw a… coyote?

This week during my lunch break, I’ve started walking in and around the park near the office. Today, I saw a critter that looked an awful lot like a coyote — at least it looked like the coyote pictured in the wikipedia entry. I know there have been reports of coyote sightings here in the ‘burbs, but further south around 151st Street. I’m at roughly 112th. If it wasn’t a coyote, then it was a really ugly, squinty-eyed dog with an exceptionally long muzzle and long pointy ears, hiding in the brush by the creek, no more than 20 or 30 feet from the sidewalk. It watched me suspiciously as I passed, made eye contact with me when I stopped briefly to take a good look at it, and seemed relieved when I continued on my way. Dang, I wish I had taken my camera with me.


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One thought on “I tawt I taw a… coyote?

  1. dragonet2

    May 6, 2008 at 7:21pm

    it probably was

    Suburbanites have been complaining because the coyotes are taking small pets–cats and small dogs.

    Since I don’t think cats should be let out in the first place and small dogs are also subject to avian predators they should really be let out with supervision.

    We’re pushing into their environment, and they’re taking opportunities, like trash diving.

    Remember, when Ajax and Sharon rented the the 2200 74th Terr. house she got pix of a herd of deer (does and fawns) taking advantage of the fenced, lush backyard.

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  2. nkcmike

    May 7, 2008 at 12:34am

    Could be. I was sitting in Loose Park one day, and a fox trotted by me. Weird things happen.

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  3. jimmy_hollaman

    May 7, 2008 at 1:10pm

    yep it was a coyote. it seems they have been making more and more apperiances around town lately. i’m wondering if there is going to be a coyote hunt some time soon in KC…

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