Thursday, July 20, 2006

More about critters

Originally written on: 26 Oct 2005

I was returning from my RWA meeting in Tempe last night, and was nearly up to the Bush Highway, when a coyote crossed my path. I've never seen one that close in the wild before. I swerved a bit to the left, and happily missed him. Fortunately, there was no other traffic on the road.

As I arrived in my little hamlet, I decided to check my mailbox. It was about 11:30 p.m., and when I walked back to my car, I was thrilled to hear an elk bugling on the hill facing the mailbox array. I'd heard them in Gordon Canyon, but not in my own neighborhood!


  1. Terry Deighton7:49 PM

    In Yellowstone last summer, my husband and I had a cyote run right in front of us across the street just as you described. I had never seen one close either. It was a big one, and we thought at first it was a wolf, but we decided from shape, etc. that it was a large cyote. We were also glad not to hit it.
    Terry Deighton (ANWA)

  2. Wow, this is really interesting that you live in the thick of wildlife. Can I come visit you? :)

  3. Linda w8:59 PM

    Once I was driving near Flagstaff, AZ and saw a coyote standing on a large rock overlooking the six lane freeway, his eyes bugging out in disbelief. I laughed and laughed and have wondered for years what was going through that animal's mind when he came upon that scene.


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