Sightings of Wile E. Coyote have been recently reported by several neighbors; a few provided photographs so we could post Wile’s handsome face on our website.
Nobody has yet claimed to see Road Runner in our community but we have many fascinating animals residing or passing through here, including many beautiful migratory birds. Let’s hope Wily uses his intrepid ways to keep our Secret Squirrel and Templeton the Rat populations under control. A few irresponsible cat owners in our community allow their cats to roam outside and cats kill migratory and other birds. If Wiley eats one of those cats, or should they become a meal for a hawk or an owl, it might teach the feline’s owner a lesson, however unfortunate for the poorly-cared-for cat. Felix the Cat and Pink Panther are great cartoon characters but we don’t need them roaming our community.
Peregrine falcons, American Kestrels, a Great Horned Owl, two or three varieties of hawks, along with skunks, raccoons, rats, opossums, a variety of wood peckers, cedar waxwings, blue jays, crows, blue birds, orioles, and rose-breasted grosbeaks are among the varieties of animals I’ve seen in our community. It’s fascinating how these creatures adapt to our urban environment.