Coyotes Howling and Prowling

About an hour ago Coyotes (Canis latrans) were howling and every dog for a mile was barking. Dolores called to tell me to keep little Raven Black in the house because she and Gary saw four coyotes running in the valley. Good neighbors.

Everyone tells me I need to get a big guard dog and I agree with them, but I couldn’t let someone send a cute little Papillon to the dog pound doggie death camp, could I? That makes me the bad dog in this house. For now.

Coyotes are an icon in New Mexico and have always been important symbols to humans. Coyote is clever and a trickster but I most like his ability to endure with humor. Coyotes do eat the occasional dog but more commonly eat rabbits, rodents, birds, insects, fruit and Road Runner. Watch the chicken coop.

Raven Black was barking with the best of them, so he is my official Alarm Dog.


About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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