Your story on all the bears and their bare facts was wonderful. But maybe another story is due on a certain wild animal that has none of the endearing qualities of black bears. I’m speaking of coyotes.
Once associated only with the Wild West, they have apparently moved East and can, it is said, be found all up and down the Appalachians and eastern seaboard. That’s what I have heard anyway, but I never believed they were actually in Rappahannock County until the other evening . . . .
That’s when the siren at the Amissville Volunteer Fire Department went off, and then shortly thereafter, as if in answer to that siren, I could hear perching howls that sounded like a chorus. A coyote howl? Not one but a pack?
Has anyone in the county had a similar experience? Has anyone actually seen a coyote? Is there a story here?