Did you know that a coyote can jump a 5' cement wall?
And I am not talking about a running head start, pole vault kind of thing.
No. From a total dead stand still they can just LEAP!!!
Now that these facts have sunk in, I will tell you that a 5' wall is not even a challenge
since they are known to be able to clear an 8' wall with ease!!
So you are thinking "why is she bringing this up?"
BECAUSE I HAVE A NIGHTLY (between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.) visitor
one particular canis latrans has been tripping my motion detector light
announcing his or her presence.
I will admit that the hair on the back of my neck stood at attention
the first night...before I knew what was OUT THERE
What would make him visit you are now wondering........
IT'S FIG SEASON!!
Evidently, it's not just every bird from hither and yon
showing up for the yearly
I stand in the dark room and peer out from behind the blinds and watch as he munches....
flits about and munches some more..
stopping for a bit and staring at the patio door where I am 'hiding'
creeping back beyond the light... staying in the shadows.
and when he tires of picking them up from the ground
he will do a little leap and pull them off the smaller fig trees.
Then, when his appetite is sated...and in a single bound..
up, up and away.
Now you know.
Posted by Rella