Editor:

One hour ago (0320 hours) while I am watering some trees, I spy four coyotes (probably juveniles) gathering around the lower east pond of Douglas Park. Some of them picked me up right away, some were too eager for snacks, I guess. Anyway, I did not move for a minute or so, as to observe them. Man! While y’all sleep (I’m an insomniac of the first order), what you don’t see is incredible. I’ve seen other coyotes decades ago in Santa Monica, skunks with tails and manes which you would not believe, raccoons foraging on duck eggs laid in the shrubbery nearby, and more, involving wild avifauna (birds). Wake up and see the sights!

 

Max von Klein

Santa Monica