I can only wish…now that would be something to write about. Let me know, please, when you see an eight-foot tall, hairy beast loping across the Cross-Westchester Expressway.
Not that I’m not interested in the recent coyote attacks and today’s report of a 200-pound black bear walking around the Westchester County Airport. (He or she is probably looking to book a short flight to the Adirnondacks where the weather has been considerbably cooler.) Coyotes have been part of the suburban landscape for quite some time now, but the fact that small children seem to be falling prey to the four-legged scavangers is certainly alarming.
Still, people in the staid suburbs of New York get a little over excited when they see any form of wildlife that isn’t a squirrel. Some of this is driven by cable TV news which is under pressure to put an exclamation point on just about anything that moves. Sometimes, it dosen’t even have to move. A few months ago, for instance, I was astounded at the extensive News 12 coverage gave to a coyote carcass found in Yonkers. Wait a minute, make that FOUND IN YONKERS!!
It’s this kind of hysteria that gives endless material to the The Onion News Network. Check out their bear video and see if it isn’t familiar.