This was on my Facebook feed this morning and it really made me chuckle.
Now, if you want to read the entire news story you can read it HERE. Yet, reading the entire story is not necessary. The point is the police are warning people that a coyote is on the loose and that people are urged to stay away from it.
Yes, I understand that Richfield, Minnesota is a suburb of Minneapolis so there are some not-so-nature-savvy folks who live in the area, but seriously a public warning like this is necessary in our current world?
Moreover, why are three Minnesota Conservation Officers wasting their time trying to catch it? Do these wildlife professionals not know that removing a coyote from one area only means that in due time another coyote will likely move back in to replace it. That’s sort of how it works in nature…so, to catch the coyote is really an exercise in futility as most outdoorsmen commonly understand.
Oh, I get it that some pets are missing and that the coyote has been in the proximal area of these dead dogs. I also get it how these animals are “cute” until they start to do what nature does, which includes the killing of pets. Welcome to the real world, metro Minneapolis.
Seems to me if I was 30 years younger the business to be in would likely be the animal removal business located in the suburbs. People will pay ridiculous amounts of money to have wildlife removed from their little paradise. After all, wild animals are always cute until they start doing property damage.
Ironically, today’s little news bit reminds me of a the Onion piece posted not long ago. Check out Mom Keeping Tabs On Coyote Situation which posted five weeks earlier about a suburb very near Richfield. Now, if you’re not familiar with the Onion it’s a news satire organization which attempts to poke fun at various aspects of our world.
Sadly enough, even though the Onion seeks chuckles from its off-the-wall fabricated content, often times the real news–today’s example in particular–even trumps that which is made up. Do you agree?