xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 23 01:49 AM
Jan 23, 2010: Coyotesicle
How cold was it in Silt, Colorado?
Elspode Saturday Jan 23 03:05 AM
Is it just me, or does it look as though Wiley was frozen in mid-leap, whilst having a great time?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 23 03:09 AM
It's just you.
sandypossum Saturday Jan 23 03:48 AM
DanaC Saturday Jan 23 05:52 AM
On death the bowels release: maybe the poop was as it died?
sandypossum Saturday Jan 23 07:14 AM
I once saw a sparrow that had died while drinking from a puddle. It looked just like a live bird would, but it wasn't moving, and when I touched it, it was quite cold. And this was in a southern Australian winter, only about +10C. On the other hand, that pouncy bouncy coyote posture does seem like such an unlikely moment to kark it.
Griff Saturday Jan 23 08:27 AM
There is a tradition around here of wise guys posing roadkill if their posture is nice...
Clodfobble Saturday Jan 23 09:20 AM
To me the pose doesn't look pouncy, it looks like, "Shit, it's hard to walk in snow up to your chest, gotta... get that front leg higher... oops, back leg's kind of stuck, pull harder..."
squirell nutkin Saturday Jan 23 09:43 AM
I had thought that it might have been pointing up or down wind during a blow, maybe buried up to it's chest, pausing for a moment to rest, but not intending to bunker down for the night next to a road.
ajaccio Saturday Jan 23 10:04 AM
Looks to me like a coyote stuffed and posed to look as if it's in a life-like scamper -- all ready for placement in some hunter's game room. Guess the guy just had to have his roadside giggle before he took it home from the taxidermist.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jan 23 01:28 PM
I wonder how long it took the taxidermist to do this one?
Gravdigr Sunday Jan 24 04:13 PM
I've heard about this plenty of times. (I expounded on this elsewhere on the Cellar.) The animal struggles in deep snow. It becomes exhausted, stops to rest, hypothermia sets in. The animal then freezes to death, and is held in a normal posture by the snow drift. Later, the snow melts [Strother Martin] and you get what we had here this evening. Which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it.[/Strother Martin]
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jan 24 04:16 PM
Or the wind blows the snow away.
lumberjim Sunday Jan 24 06:47 PM
monster Sunday Jan 24 06:49 PM
Are you going to make a squirrelcicle, Jim?
monster Sunday Jan 24 07:34 PM
clone thread Coy Testicle
SPUCK Monday Jan 25 04:03 AM
Due to a rare fluke of nature scientists can now definitively say why; "The coyote crossed the road".
Gravdigr Monday Jan 25 03:40 PM
Pete Zicato Monday Jan 25 04:00 PM
It appears that coyote cycles are widely available.