Q: What type of city can you expect to find a Canis Latrans (coyote, for you unsophisticates) included in its citizenry?
So, next thing was I was driving out relatively late last nite, around 9:20, when lo & behold I see one of San Marino’s residents taking his nightly exercise walk. Not just any San Marinolite: a heavyweight – Mr. Wile E. Coyote!!
Couldn’t believe my eyes. I could drive all night and wouldn’t see anything more unusual than what I saw within 2 minutes on the road. Nah. Maybe it was just Peter Coyote, El Coyote, or the Coyote on one of Joni Mitchell’s albums. You know how it can be tricky to make out in the dark.
I had been more apprehensive stepping out late with the possibility of running into a mugger, or blogger who comes out in the dark, or maybe just a hiker under the influence of alcohol such as wine. But this?
Made a U-turn to see if my eyes or headlamps were giving in to age.
Nope. Yes, that was indeed the infamous Wile E one. A symbol of folklore and mischievousness. You either love the wild canine or hate the beast.
What were the odds!
But, there was no TMZ trailing him. Just him. And me – without camera. Oh, I thought about it but then said, “well, I’m just gonna be out for couple of minutes. No need.”
I thought for sure the Road Runner wood bee nearby. But, noooo. Neither was the car. However, the Huntington Library was just across the street. I tracked him down apparently heading toward the Oxford Road entrance. Yep, he’s a Wile E one – away from road runners – he knows where AND how to live!
Nowadays Wile looks better fed than your average coyote. I guess his luck has changed since his television days. Or, maybe it’s just we would expect a San Marino coyote, with an entertainment background, to be better fed. Oh, by the way, he’s in the same industry with with our good girl, PDP Petrea… Plus, that distinctive 4-legged trot he displayed to scamper into the houses when I put the old spotlights (i.e., headlamps) on him left no doubt.
I think we can say we have a coyote in our midst. Not just any coyote either. Therefore, Warning: Coyote sighting. To all you in San Marino & vicinity, unless you’re a Road Runner, you’d best be careful in San Marino with your small children, elderly, & pets.
The same could be said for the San Marino Adjacent neighborhoods as well. In fact, be on the lookout to guard your borders from some of San Marino’s dangerous & mischievous residents crossing over!
I Want YOU!, To Feed The Homeless of San Marino!
K, gotta run, gotta get back to my Guitar