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-->“Wild animals never kill for sport.
Man is the only one to whom the torture and death
Of his fellow creatures is amusing.”
James Anthony Froude
Music: A Whole New World
A national television news report just yesterday
Said there are now hundreds of coyotes in Chicago
I would beg to differ – I think there are now thousands
Since I now see Canis Latrans (Coyote) everywhere I go
I see them in city parks, and as I walk along our railroad tracks
Attempting to corral a lost or a homeless domesticated canine
I see them dodging traffic on extremely busy streets, late at night
Their presence doesn’t disturb me; I think all wild animals are divine
I have now even caught a few hungry coyotes, in my baited dog traps
And, they have sat very docilely in my traps, until I release them again
Unlike their cousin the Wolf, who is now being annihilated in our nation
Coyotes have adapted to urban life, and I hope their presence doesn’t end
When Coyote first arrived in our urban areas all across the United States
Mankind’s first reaction was fear, and most people wanted them destroyed
But many are now realizing, that their diet consists mainly of urban rodents
Which our cities are over-run with, and Coyote works for free, in our employ
I've also caught Opossums, Raccoons, and Even Skunks, in my baited dog traps,
And I release them as well, since most wild animals are now vanishing much too fast.
©January 2015, Mr. Ed
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|Reviewed by jude forese
|lately, in nyc suburbs there has been an insurgence of black beers as well as coyotes ... they know where the food lurks, alive as well as dead ...|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Beautiful the wild animals in their nature's realm.
There was a stunning white coyotee at our cabin. Well now it's
mounted on the cabin wall. That is sad.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
|I saw that news report, and I thought again of how man encroaches more and more so that nature's creatures are pushed to find life where they can. The coyote is one of the survivors, who adapts to circumstances. Most animals don't have a chance against the ravages man has wrought on environment. Thanks for your thoughts, Ed.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I've seen even over on the island that I was raised on, either a fox or coyote, running in the dark on the beach near a rock jetty, possibly its home...wouldn't know the difference if it walked up and kissed me...but they are there and wonder how they get there, they must swim across the open waterways between the island and the mainland...-e- (I saw that TV show as well last evening)|
|Reviewed by Michael Schafer
|We have coyotes here, and very few rabbits. They were plentiful until coyotes showed up.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|When I was young, for some strange reason, many, considered inedible, predators from foxes to eagles did not have a hunting season, and many had bounties that hunters collected. As a result, the Wisconsin countryside harbored few of the feared critters except in very remote areas where they still survived. Those who survived being captured in either caged or tied were generally tortured by their captors.
I'm certainly grateful for the turn of events that has all wild life flourishing because predators are so essential for the strength of other species. Unfortunately, many of those neglected pets are being picked off by those city dwelling coyotes. Recently I heard of coyotes living along the bayou [concrete ditch] in a densely populated suburb here in Houston. I'm not surprised, but there was some concern and animal control was called in (to project little children?).
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|ED ... GOD BLESS THE "RAT PATROL " !!!|
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|The obsession to make sterile and pristine man's surroundings, especially in areas where conforming to the model of success, i.e., surroundings that make it easier to play conqueror and ruler (a malady of principals gaining momentum exponentially)is what seems to be the rule of the day. Of course, our other obsession, meat eating, makes the presence of wild animals who are apt to play and historical game of natural "survival of fittest" a danger to one's spiraling cardio-suicide with flesh consumption. Yeah, I'm a vegetarian, one of those wild animals a portion of society would like to pop off like a coyote. But...envy has been around as long as bad habits, so I think I too will survive their disdain. Anyway, I got off on a tangent, but your piece is needing to be read by many. Keep writin'.|