April 19, 2018

Fighting Off a Coyote with Wrestling Moves

This is outside the Southern Rockies, but M. and I are in Salem, Massachusetts right now, where a Boston television station carried this report of a man fighting off a coyote.

Maybe those Eastern coyotes really are more wolfish than ours!

Fortunately, brave doggies showed up in North America at least 10,000 years ago, according to some new research from Illinois. Were they pulling sleds? No one is sure.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

They're very wolfish. Enough so that I'm occasionally surprised by the descriptions of the coyotes that the rest of the country sees, because geez, mine aren't like that.....This fellow trotted across my back line a few years ago, mid afternoon. He's not as big as the photos make him look, but still on the larger side even for my local coyotes! http://www.scaryyankeechick.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMGP3672.jpg