Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wile E. Coyote
I have a love/hate relationship with coyotes. I love their foxy/wolfish look and cool stares.
I know they exist on instinct and to fulfil daily living requirements. I don't enjoy it when they decide that the farm is the local supermarket.
Luckily there haven't been any visits lately, but there are more and more sightings of coyotes on the island, often in urban areas too. I know that living in the country, there is a large amount of wildlife that comes to visit and that in raising animals you come to see and know a lot of it.
I think at this point about the only thing I have not seen is a black bear. And I have no desire to either!
This coyote is an introduced species to keep rabbit populations down at a golf course in Gatineau and her name is Charlotte. Even with that elegant look, those golden eyes see everything and wait for opportunity. Coyotes have occasionally been known to attack humans, but it is rare. However, encounters with household pets is fairly common, with the pet usually being the worse off.
This sketch was done in watercolour over pen and ink.