Coyote threat real to small woman
Letters to the Editor
To the editor:
I take exception to the views of letter writer Roberto Carrasco, who shows not only insensitivity but an undertone of envy.
As a small woman who, along with her small four-footed companion, faced the horror of being stalked by a coyote at Fraser River Park last fall, let me assure you that making threatening gestures and shouting doesn't work.
I threw rocks, ran towards it, screamed, leapt about like a dervish, but that sweet wild creature looked on as if I were clowning for its entertainment.
Whe we tried to leave the beach it walked parallel to us on the boardwalk.
I have no doubt we would have been herded into the Fraser River and possibly drowned had I not been able to attract the attention of morning joggers and get their help.
I consider myself privileged to live among the flora and fauna of south Granville.
But I also realize that coyotes have lost all fear of humans, and presume nothing wll be done until a small child is bitten or dragged into the bushes.
- Margaret E. Watson