On Wednesday the number of human visitors to the museum left a lot to be desired. But then we certainly enjoyed the presence of the animal visitors.
Just out of the kitchen window, between the building and driveway, we were treated to a show by Katie Coyote. I call her that because in her gyrations we could see female parts, but no male parts. Katie was probably an adolescent…not a pup, and certainly not an adult.
She rolled on her back and on her stomach, kicking her legs up into the air. She tossed one of the fallen apples around as though it were a miniature tennis ball. She was having a lot of fun, all by herself. Coyotes are solitary creatures; they don’t run in packs, although they will communicate by calling to each other at night. But except for mating purposes (and moms with pups) they don’t seem to hang out together. And Katie was showing that she could have a lot of fun by herself.
In fact, after about 15 minutes a City truck drove up the driveway. Katie stood up and faced the truck down. The truck driver stopped his vehicle. It was a stare down. Finally, she ambled off across the front of the museum, and took off toward the wooded area in the hills. Katie had her fun, out stared a truck, and she provided a ton of entertainment to us inside the museum.