Tuesday, August 18, 2009

a visit from Wile E Coyote

My older son & I saw a coyote yesterday about 50 feet away; pretty neat actually!  Our neighborhood borders the New River, which is a very large desert wash the 359 days of the year it doesn’t rain, and runs from the mountains in north Peoria southwest through Peoria, Glendale, Sun City, Avondale, and Goodyear, before eventually joining with the Agua Fria River/Wash and ending at the Estrella Mountains.

Coyotes use these desert washes as roadways, and it’s not terribly uncommon to see them in a nearby neighborhood.  Fortunately, Coyotes are typically alone and typically very shy.  (not great news for small dogs, cats, and rabbits, but people are usually safe.)  Generally they’ll look at you for a moment, before disappearing silently into the brush..

Pictures – first the full frame, then the coyote cropped out..

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Your eventually tired of the roadrunner always winning Realtor,

Chris Butterworth