Okay, I know that since this area has grown up and gotten fairly populated, we don’t see you or hear you very often, and that you probably don’t come around the houses very much anymore… HOWEVER, just in case Avery is right, and you do in fact congregate outside her bedroom window every night and scare her and wake her up, I’m writing you this letter…
Please, I beg of you, do not continue to wake my child… Find somewhere else to hang out. I know you are creatures of the night and all, and therefore, you are very active while we are all sleeping… But, it’s just downright cruel to sit outside the window of a small frightened child and howl and snarl. I know you can hear her inside screaming.
I don’t mess with you, you shouldn’t mess with us… As a matter of fact, I have talked very nicely of you to the neighbors and told them not to fear or worry, that you are harmless and don’t like human contact any more than they like contact with you. I’ve been your advocate, so to speak. Let’s hope that you aren’t repaying me by frightening small children while they sleep. Particularly mine.
And, just so you know that I’m serious, I’ve not only been reading up on coyote humane trapping, but have also read a bit on coyote extermination… Get that??? Do you understand? It means, you better not piss me off. Don’t mess with my child, or with my sleep. We live in Georgia, and in the county… Do you know what that means, my friends???? Men with guns that like to hunt, and that can actually, by law, discharge a weapon in their own backyards… Capiche?
A very sleep deprived Mom that would like to consider herself a friend of the coyote (and would very much like her bed back…)