May 8, 2010

Coyote Beautiful :o)

He is in a zone as he slowly motors down the path through the marsh, green bursting forth, the path soft from recent rain fall.  There is a flash of fur, and suddenly before him, no more than 40 feet away, is a majestic animal.  He depresses the clutch, and as the mower gently rumbles, they stare at each other for 30 seconds.  The man makes a waving motion and says "go on", but gets no reaction.  He slowly releases the clutch, and in a flash of fur the beautiful creature moves into the brush.  As the man trundles by, he glances to his left and there he sees the redish brown coyote standing and sniffing the air, wondering what creature he has just encountered.  As I moved off into the yard, I smile and think to myself, this is why I take the extra time to cut the path through the back of our property.  It is a memory I will cherish for a long time.

4 comments:

  1. wow! such a beautiful creature!

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  2. That's something I would have loved to see myself. (Hugs)Indigo

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  3. They get such a bad rap --why?

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  4. A while back, I saw two of them briefly as they loped through the grass at the start of the path closest to the driveway. I haven't heard them for a while, but there were a few weeks where they'd start up with the howling late at night. It's amazing.

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