Arooo Bark-Bark …

coyote jpgHere you go, another post from a non award winning lame blog, located in the last great bastion of good rural living in the Heartland of America.

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The dog got me up again last night.  You see, I live in the country, and in the country especially during the night time hours, we have different critters roaming about.  There is a large population of coyotes in our area, and they going about howling and making all kinds of noises late at night and often until the wee hours of the morning.

Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho … hour after hour …. Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho ( Why don’t you go chase a rabbit!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho-barkie-barkie (Well yo mama was an ugly Lassie!

They (coyotes and dogs) will bay loudly at the moon and then go “Howwwwwwwie … which in coyote language means … “All Dogs suck!”  And then you have on the other hand,  a similar population of non-roving dogs who respond with  ….. Ooooooooooooooooo-Ahrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooo-Howwwwwwwwwie which in dog language means …. “Coyote’s are stupid and they suck!

Bark-bark.ARRRWHoooooooooooo ….. (why don’t you get a real job, like fetching your masters’ paper!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho (It’s cold out here, when is it gonna be summertime?) … hour after hour … back n forth.

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Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho ( Why don’t you find a sick cow and sit underneath it) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho-barkie-barkie (You are so stupid you would eat cat food!)

I suppose the coyotes just like rubbing it in, they get to come and go as they please, but the dogs, they are tied to their dog houses and the little kibble-N-bits dishes/water-bowls.  All dressed out in their flea and tick collars and shiny ID tags around their necks. 

So each night, I am not all that sure, which side starts it first, the symphony of the prairie begins anew.  Around the time the local news ends, our sonata of the plains country begins, usually around 10:30PM or about the time non-roving country living humans go to bed. 

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Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho … (Why don’t you go dig up a bone!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho (Why don’t you go coon a creek!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho-barkie-barkie (Well you wouldn’t even fetch tenth place at a decent dog show!)

The bright-yellow Harvest moon breaks the eastern horizon, and quickly heads for the night time zenith in the sky …. Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho … (why don’t you go chase a car!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooobie-who (A much younger bark I note and it sez … What is a car?)

And my all time favorite, Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho … (why don’t you go chase the mailman!) Ahroooooooooooo, bark-bark, Aroooooooooowho ( Yo are so stoooopid you cannot catch a road runner.)

So much for moving from the city to enjoy the peace and quiet of country living.  And yes, I could possibly need to get out more.*

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* Absolutely no coyotes or dogs were harmed in the forming of this post, but I am pretty sure my literary award went right out the window.  If you are curious about this subject? More information can be found here:  Why coyotes howl at the moon.

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3 thoughts on “Arooo Bark-Bark …

  1. Coyotes will kill a small dog, given the chance. If you ever get the opportunity, a well placed .223 round will stop that howling from the coyotes.

    In a way it is sort of strange, hardly ever see one, but hear them all the time. And I find their scat (waste) in the yard all of the time. Guy down the block lost a small Chil-wah-wah (can’t spell that sorry). Was watching the dog, drinking a cup of coffee early in the morning, dog got close to the ditch and pow! Coyote had breakfast. That fast.

    Good to hear from you as always.

    DS

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  2. We hear the baying and howling here too, but it’s not constant. And, it’s rare for them to come very close to our home, since we’re at the edge of the woods. I have seen one come through our canyon every once in a while, and I have seen sole coyotes on the way to the river but this close to town we don’t see packs of them. They’re usually solitary around here. I see the Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation says the coyote numbers are way up in more parts of the state.

    The coyote is a pretty resourceful and intelligent animal. Man has tried for over 50 years to eradicate them and they survive, actually have increased in number as you say. They can even been seen in downtown Los Angeles. Really and interesting animal.

    Good to hear from you Lori.

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  3. We’ve got Coyotes out here on the “left coast” in San Joaquin Valley too. Don’t see ’em too much after mid-November, but in the spring going down the country roads they can be seen crossing said roads. In our mobile park, we’ve got raccoons, feral cats ‘n tame ones. Gotta think with all the produce fields that are around us, that in certain areas within reach of those fields those critters are in competition with ol’ Wiley; ‘specially around pet dishes and garbage can lids that are not secure !

    There are people in Oklahoma City who belong to a group of animal lovers that actually feed feral cats and provide them shelter. When they should be trapping them out, have them spaded or neutered whatever the term might be. They kill rabbits, birds, small animals, to me they are a pest, like a rat.

    Read a story not long ago where a gal moved from New York to Taos, New Mexico to write. First day she was there, she and her cat were walking along early in the morning, and a huge owl swept down, grabbed the cat and she never saw him again.

    Good to hear from you Joey, hope you are getting some rain.

    DS

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