My neighborhood was crawling with news trucks recently. The neighborhood coyotes decided it’s OK for them to enter our space. This unfortunate discovery was made as one of our neighbors took her two year old twin daughters and dog for a walk.
One of the girls went to retrieve a dog-waste bag and was bending over when a coyote came out of the bushes, jumped on top of her and grabbed her by the neck, said Lt. Kent Smirl of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Saturday. The mother and several other people ran up to the coyote and scared the animal off, he said. – OC Register
The girl wasn’t bitten. No rabies tests are necessary. It’s still very scary.
We hear the coyotes nearly every night. It starts with one, but is quickly turned into a chorus of blood thirsty howling. It sounds ghoulish.
Helaine and I were walking with Doppler last night when we came upon a neighbor walking his dog. He said a coyote had trailed him recently. He tried yelling and looking big. The coyote didn’t care. When we saw him he was carrying a baseball bat!
“We’ve encroached into their space,” he said. Yes, we have.
Animal Control has been driving through the neighborhood recently. They’re looking. So is everyone else here. We’re all a little bit freaked.