Friends and Kitties!
It's been a jackpot summer at work so far for wildlife...snakes, snake skins, the dive-bombing Territorial Raven Family (more about them in another post), and last night, a coyote in the parking lot.
The plant out at the lake is smack dab in the middle of the desert and it very much belongs to the animals. It's not uncommon to see--or more often, hear--packs of coyotes at dawn and dusk. They're very smart, and a local band has become very habituated to seeing humans around. Naturally, they get fed, too; we're not supposed to feed them but you know how well people like to follow
stupid rules...we see an animal, it should be cared for.
Especially this lame female. See her back right leg? It's twisted, poor thing. She's braver than most, probably because begging is her particular survival method.
It works, too! She got three burrito-sized tortillas and a chicken breast from me--I hope that was a good enough haul for the night--and if not, there's always the next shift change.
Happy Sunday, and have a Great Week!
XX Sheebie XX