how bizarre is that?
how bizarre is that?
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This is becoming more common across midwestern cities. Fewer big predators (wolves, bears, and mountain lions) in the midwest means a lot more deer in urban areas and the coyote as the only big(ish) predator flourishing to eat them.
Wildlife seems to be prevalent in Chicago. A long-time friend (40 years) of my mother lives in Chicago (on the south side, several miles from Wrigley Field, though she lives near the 95th/Dan Ryan station on the red Line, and so could have a one-seat ride to Wrigley if she chose to go to a Cubs game). Anyway, she recently adopted a cat who had been a stray in the neighborhood. The cat usually is out and about all day, and just comes back to the house at night to eat and sleep. Anyway, one day, my mom's friend heard him outside the door, and opened it, and there was the cat...with a raccoon! The cat came in, and she slammed the door before the raccoon could follow. She then told the cat "you can stay here, but don't be inviting any of your friends over!"
That's a good story.
I can't believe how big these rats get. I've seen rats as big as small dogs.
It is kinda strange that coyotes would be on the North Side near Wrigley too. I can kinda see them being on the South Side or on the outskirts of Cook County
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I used to live in Schaumburg, a large, crowded suburb about 30 miles from downtown Chicago. I came face to face with a coyote on a walking path through an industrial park there one afternoon. I always thought it was odd that in all my travels and camping trips out west in the desert and the mountains, I never saw a coyote until I met one a few blocks from home in Schaumburg, IL.
Last edited by ol' aches and pains; 11-30-2012 at 11:56 AM.
What's the rumpus?
Life after people. . .
If I had only spent a tenth of the time studying Physics that I spent learning Star Wars and Baseball trivia, I would have won the Nobel Prize.
What did surprise me was that I saw one run across the road in front of my car at home in NJ. This was 10 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
Last edited by Muncus Agruncus; 11-30-2012 at 06:13 PM.
How appropriate for Wily E Coyote to be attempting to find a way into Wrigley Field, after the season is over! He must be a real Cub fan!
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