Stone also said that now is the season for coyote pups to be born. When they mature in the fall, they could be heading to Manhattan like so many interns looking for the bright lights of the big city.
“I think you’re going to see more in the city because there are a lot of coyotes around the city who can make their way in and get lost,” he said. “It’s got to be pretty bewildering for a coyote to get lost in the city.”
Urban coyote survival tips from wily expert Joshua Piven, co-author of “The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook”:
* Since climbing a tree can help you in the wild, try to scramble up a fire escape.
* Use a garbage-can lid as a shield.
* If the coyote comes at you, open up your coat wide to look bigger.
* Don’t try to run; the coyote is faster.
* If you’re sure it’s going to attack, wave a stick at it or throw a rock to scare it away.
* If you’re with a child, put him or her on your shoulders out of the coyote’s reach.
* If all else fails, point to a rat and run.
even if i never do see a coyote wandering down 73rd street, i can always turn to the post for entertainment.
i love this town.
“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
– Groucho Marx