Thursday, October 29, 2009
I'm passionate about writing the West, and if you've read even one of my books, you know how I feel about coyotes. I think they're a wonderful part of the West. One of my favorite sounds is their singing on summer nights.
The book I'm working on features coyotes (or wer-coyotes) accused of attacks on humans. My research and personal experience indicate coyotes are extremly shy of humans.
Although coyotes would consider my yard a well-stocked pantry, for all my watchfulness, I've never seen one after fawns, quail, chickens, cats or dogs. They're that shy of humans.
According to recent news,though, Canadian singer Taylor Mitchell, was attacked and killed by two coyotes. I'm sad for a young woman who, according to her friends, loved Nature.
Such an attack is so unusual, I find myself thinking of fictional explanations or some encounter gone terribly wrong.
In most states, there's already a continuous open hunting season on coyotes.
Keep your eyes open for the facts.
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Terri Farley @ 4:07 PM
That is really strange. :( Never heard of such a thing.
I also believe they are timid creatures. However, i do know a person who was on a horse and attacked by a small pack of coyotes.. they were after the horse though not the human. One of the only reasons that these beautiful creatures are attacking is because of the human's fault mostly. Some people try to feed coyotes, and they have grown too comfortable around human living areas. My friend's small dog was attacked and killed by coyotes out in the country. We are moving in on their living areas.. somtimes it seems like an unfair situation..
Is this a book that you're reading or writing?:D
PS-I'm doing NaNoWriMo are you?^^