Sound Ideas: Did They Tickle?

by Carl Strang

Today I share a song inspired by the discovery of some coyote scats full of feathers. I take advantage of the opportunity to link our familiar coyote, the animal, to Coyote Man of Native American traditional stories.

“Did They Tickle When They Went Down” pokes some fun at the character of Coyote, but it is true that sometimes the antics of this canid leaves us scratching our heads. For example, a few years ago I shared in this blog the observation of a coyote scat full of a chewed-up tennis ball.

Coyote scat composed of chewed tennis ball

Coyote scat composed of chewed tennis ball

I find a lot of humor in coyotes, both in legend and in fact, and have a hard time understanding the terror with which they are viewed by so many suburbanites.

 

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