There was a movie not too long ago entitled, The Last Emperor. The story recalls the life of Pu Yi, China’s last Emperor whose capture by the Red Army ended that country’s Sovereign rein. In one episode Pu Yi recalls memories of growing up in the Forbidden City. Pu Yi relates to the viewers that his life was predestined and all manners of medical oversight given him to insure a healthy life. One particular instant involved the Royal Stool Smeller, it was that person’s job to smell the youngster’s excrement to determine if any ills were present. Wouldn’t you like to have that job?
Well if you hurry you can still get in on the ground floor. OK, it will not be to determine what ails animals but it will entail locating and bagging Coyote poop to analyze what they are eating. It seems this writer has a desert rabbit that has decided it likes our backyard thyme plant, pictures to follow. Unfortunately for the rabbit its desire to consume herbs may well make it the local Coyote’s next meal. Pictures will not follow that event! Readers will recall Coyotes C144 and C145 from the last posting. Those two urban Coyotes can be differentiated from suburban Coyotes in that they maintain home territories within parks and undeveloped urban lands. Urban Coyotes are the ones most scientist are interested in observing. What do they eat? Fruit from backyard fruit trees? Vegetables? The random kitty / puppy- what exactly do these urban Coyotes exist on?
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Stay tuned- there is more to come on the Coyote Cam