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I heard the coyotes again last night. Hearing coyotes while sleeping in one's bed in the middle of Portland is a weird experience. Though I guess we're not in the MIDDLE of Portland. There's a lot of farmland up north and west of us. And how far away can you hear coyotes? A mile or something? Anyway, they woke me up. There was a lot of barking and howling from far away. And when I drifted back to sleep I dreamed that I was trying to get back inside my house but the coyotes (which ended up being wolves in my dream) were surrounding me and I couldn't get in. So I tried pelting them with pine cones, which worked until it got dark and I couldn't see the coyotes/wolves anymore.

I also woke up in the middle of the night to Trout playing with the TV antenna. When she saw me lift my head, she jumped right down from the dresser and jumped right up onto the bed and put her nose in my face. I like the way kitties smell. Mmm.


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Apr. 23rd, 2003 08:02 am (UTC)
Dang! Wish I could hear them out near me.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 08:14 am (UTC)
You can come spend the night sometime. :P But, really, if you're coming out of a deep sleep and hearing them, it's kinda creepy!
Apr. 23rd, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I used to hear them almost every night back in La Grande, and they were close too. Very creepy.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 09:01 am (UTC)
It's been a while since I've heard Coyotes. Used to hear them all the time when we lived 5 miles east of where we are now. Glad I don't hear them though, cuz they'd probably kill all the deer we see!

On the news last night they showed where 3 cougars were shot somewhere around Portland, I forget where exactly.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, on Oregon Field Guide they did a segment on coyotes living in Portland. I missed it, and I wish I hadn't.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
In Central Oregon you hear the odd scream now and again.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 03:51 pm (UTC)
Taken out of context, that sentence is chilling in several intriguing ways.
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