The local predators are getting bold.
Pack of coyotes woke me up again last night. Howling right behind my back wall. Not just howling– gibbering, jabbering, mocking hyena laughing, the canine yammering evolving into sentient speech. Strange utterances emanating from the darkness as I peer down from my bedroom window. A party of miniature werewolves who know something I don’t.
© ChairmanWow 2023
Nice one. Brought to mind the hysterical Coyotes in the opening paragraphs of Capote’s, In Cold Blood.
We don’t have Coyotes here, but mating hedgehogs are eerily noisy little pricks 🙂
Mating hedgehogs! Kind of like mating porcupines. I understand foxes can make a strange racket as well. What got to me was the question: Out of ninety tract homes in this subdivision, why are they picking on me night after night?
Maybe they like your aftershave
I am sure that one of my dogs is evolving to speech, the noises he makes when he wants something from his softie owner!
And CW, they’re not picking on you; it’s the other way around.
Bhi, but i am completely pro-coyote! In the nineties i worked on getting Arizona to re-introduce the Mexican wolves (different canine, but still). The sounds were often very human-like. One night i woke up thinking my neighbors were having a party without inviting me and it was the coyote pack making vocalizations i never heard before or since.