(Not to be confused with downtown “yutes…”)
HN NOTES: Seeing two coyotes out strolling is not an unusual sight in downtown Hyannis when the streets are quiet. At around 3:00 a.m. this peaceful morning, while driving, I saw three coyotes walking in a straight line across the parking lot of the Hyannis Youth & Community Center near Bassett Lane and Stevens Street. Hyannis coyotes are especially cleaver, so I only managed to photographed two of them. As soon as I would stop the car, they would stop in their tracks and look at me. I needed my full frame camera with a fast zoom lens. What I had handy was my crop sensor Canon with a slow lens. The other challenge was that healthy Hyannis coyotes are streetwise and instantly take notice of my dog, which typically makes them bolt in the opposite direction. The photos are not optimal but next time I’ll hopefully have the right camera and lens ready to “rock and role.”
Hyannis coyotes are extremely shy creatures. And the ones I see always appear well fed and healthy, probably from picking off rabbits and the occasional pet. Hyannis is not always an easy place to appear well fed and healthy when you’re living on the streets. (Jus’ sayin’…) Yet these coyotes seem to know the ropes.
I’ve heard some enjoy shooting these thriving Hytonians. I personally have no problem with them, unless one decides to pull a knife on me or something – then all bets are off.
It was quiet across the mid-Cape last night. Just nervous bunnies, street ‘yotes and the usual residential skirmishes between cohabitating primates…
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