Sunday, September 4, 2016

Searching for coyotes at Astoria Mountain

George the Atheist has exclusive photos of park rangers attempting to track down coyotes at Astoria Mountain.

9 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

My source at the site tells me there are at least 4 adults with pups in the area.

The Investigator said...

Rumor has it that the nearby Steinway piano factory has commissioned a new musical work entitled "Duet for Coyote and Clavier" ("Duett für Kojote und Klavier".) Insiders say possible performance with a yet unnamed artist at the nearby sewage treatment facility. Should be a sell-out hot-ticket event.

Joe Moretti said...

How about tracking low-life people who constantly break quality of life issues and well as crooked elected officials and city agencies. That is what needs tracked down in NYC.

Anonymous said...

From my bedroom window one morning a couple of months ago I saw a coyote behind my building squeezing through a fence. I'm in Rego Park. Weird sight and kind of cool. I could tell it wasn't a dog and a quick google confirmed it was a coyote.

Anonymous said...

The real supposedly "Wile. E. Coyotes" are in our Queens political offices--go and flush these scavengers out--this election day! Loony Tunes must come to an end at City Hall, too!

(sarc) said...

This could bring back some ecological balance.

There are plenty of mice, rats, feral cats and dogs, as well as a few feral children that could be naturally cleaned up.

Sometimes Mother Nature works in quite the mysterious ways...

Anonymous said...

They're a beautifully adaptable animal that fit into the coastal ecosystem of the city. There's one group that feeds along the shoreline of the Bronx, particularly during the winter. The group near LaGuardia can do the same thing on this side of the waterway.

Coyotes will eat just about anything. Food-based garbage, gulls, rats and feral cats will all be on the menu. A friend who is an engineer for the Port Authority once told me how there were literal windrows of drowned rats at the airport after Sandy flooded the runways; they apparently live in the sea wall. Such rat colonies, which undoubtedly exist elsewhere along the coast, could provide a good forage base for a group of coyotes, which in turn will help to keep the rats under control.

You see this, and you have to think about the line from the first Jurassic Park movie. "Life will find a way."

JQ LLC said...

Owoooo, coyotes of astoria

owoooo,

Apologies to Warren Zevon

This coyote problem will get scarier once they get their rocket skate shipment from ACME

Belated RIP to Gene Wilder.

tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHqL7dNujNc

Anonymous said...

>This coyote problem will get scarier once they get their rocket skate shipment from ACME

Someone needs to tell them to shop locally. Damn hipster coyotes moving in from out of town.