Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Red Car Property: Coyote Calling

Video: Gary Vlahakis, June 11, 2017.  Vlahakis heard a coyote calling noisily prior to seeing the youngster on the Red Car Property slope, below homes on Lake View Ave.  It's worth watching with sound.  This was Vlahakis' second coyote sighting of the morning and it wasn't even 9 AM.
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, June 11, 2017.  The coyote in the video was sitting to the right of the scorched and bent telephone pole (center of photo).  This photo shows potential den sites and pathways into the dense brush.  

If you need another reason to get your brush clearance done, other than reducing risk of fire: the dense brush gives coyotes good cover for ambushing prey and neighbors' pets.  

Keep your dogs on a leash.

The telephone poles running across the slope are at the Red Car Property line. In addition to the Red Car Property, only a couple of upslope neighbors on the Lake View and Silver Ridge side have done their brush clearance.  At least the protected native Black Walnut Trees are recovering from last year's fire.

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