|Mercedes is sinking like a stone at the (reservoir) wrote in repose,|
@ 2018-12-03 22:47:00
|Entry tags:||*news, mercy hunt|
[Reports of a medium-sized coyote running east along Main Street start filtering in around 10 pm. He retreats and disappears back under the cover of the woods off the side of the pavement when a couple of cars slow down and pull over in a misguided attempt to get a closer look, then reappears about a couple of blocks north as soon as the sounds of engines fade into the distance. He lopes along at a good pace, and the only man who manages to get close enough reports that he thinks the animal might have been hit with buckshot at one time due to a smattering of smallish bald patches along the coyote’s left haunch.
Residents of the B&B who were paying attention to the reported animal notice that he makes a wide, deliberate berth of their chosen residence - and when he’s just past the property, someone manages to record a snippet of his solitary song on their phone.
A particularly territorial Malamute mix who was let outside to free-roam in her unfenced backyard returns home with her tail between her legs, and an outdoor tabby cat shows up ninety minutes late for dinner with the fur on the top of her head looking wet and sticking up the wrong way, with a thoroughly disgusted expression on her face.]