You’d hold up a peanut or something and birdy here (Aphelocoma Californica) would fly over and land on your hand:
Try it yourself – go out around Stow Lake holding up a peanut and just see what lands on your hand…
I’ll vouch for the coyote part of this photo showing the poor critter wandering the early morning Streets of San Francisco, but I won’t vouch for the sign being there IRL.
In either event, this is How We Live Now in urban Frisco, where urban Laguna Honda is Coyote Country:
Now let’s think back a few years, when writer CW Nevius fretted over “dangerous” urban coyotes – this was just a couple years after he moved here from where, Walnut Creek? Concord? One of those. Anyway, since then, how many people have been killed / seriously injured by fighting dogs? A few, at least. But coyotes? None. Perhaps Chuck was fretting over the wrong thing, trying to get the facts to fit his column’s format, IDK.
Hey, should some dog owners should change behavior instead of going crying to Mr. East Bay Everyman?
Here he is:
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I’ve never seen anything like that in a signature line.
In other news, Charlie lives – he just got a life sentence on a farm someplace after his mouthpiece struck a plea bargain with Dennis Herrera and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.
But, come to think of it, attorney John Mounier is actually “The Animal Attacker Protector,” IRL.