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The Hills are Alive...
Those LAist readers who live in and around the hillsides of our fine city are no doubt well-acquainted with the melodious night-time howls of some of our wilder denizens—and no, we're not talking about that hotel heiress who lives next door to you.
Coyotes are well-known for their predilection for domesticated animals, garbage, and the occasional small child, all of which can be found in plentitude in Los Angeles. The numerous lost-pet notices covering telephone poles in hillside communities are testament to the coyote's prowess in hunting Fido and Snowball down and subsequently incorporating them into the food chain.
As part of the preparation of the new Griffith Park master plan (originally due in 2003, now slated for 2004, maybe), a survey of citizen's encounters with Wile E. and Co. is being taken. Click through and share your experiences.