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Coyote Murder

October 20, 2012

Dead Coyote

I saw this in the road tonight. I was coming home late and there it was, right in front of the LP&L Substation looking still and sad. It's body was in relatively good condition and I could feel the wildness about it; the desire to roam and hunt and probably kill neighborhood cats. She was a beautiful creature taken from life much too soon. Dixie and I walked back to her and I said a few words. A meaningless gesture perhaps, but it's what my father would have done. Dixie smelled the body and made some marks nearby; I could sense the remorse about her too, as if to say, "In a better world I would have chased you and we could have met as God intended." Rest in peace, sweet coyote.