For some reason , the exclusive city of Rye has become the front line in the suburban war against coyotes. Ever hear of a coyote wandering into, say, Tuckahoe? It’s worthy of further investigation.
There are have been numerous encounters with the four-legged beast in recent months in the Rye area, some of them involving attacks on small children.
This is nothing to laugh at, obviously…but it did strike me as funny to see that they’re arming school employees with air horns to scare coyotes off. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. But it reminded me of all the fruitless efforts to scatter Canada Geese, a species which has an unfortunate propensity for crapping anywhere and everywhere, including fields where children play. Which reminds me that coyotes have been credited with keeping the goose population down because they eat the eggs.
Kind of ironic when you think about it.
Anyway, I think it’s time to take a page out of Loony Toons and get a big box of dynamite and entice old Wile Coyote to blow himself up. Or maybe drop a two-ton anvil on him from the I-95 overpass.
Where’s the Road Runner when you need him?