Do Not Pet the Coyote Even in Hollywood
Our Private Tour Meets a Real Coyote
About the same size as a Border Collie, the coyotes we encounter regularly in the Hollywood Hills when we are enjoying an early morning private Los Angeles tour are certainly scrawnier and mangy-looking. We are assured by wildlife experts that this is a healthy population of pack animals and even during our severe drought they have plenty of rats, mice and rabbits to munch on for their nutritional needs. Our guests are always thrilled by the sight of these wild canines, indigenous to the southwest, but not generally familiar to most of our out-of-area guests. Our guests certainly are familiar with Wile E. Coyote of Looney Tunes cartoon fame (there are no roadrunners in Hollywood except for that animated creature) and have maybe heard the term used in discussions about border security. However, we really do consider these evening howlers (they do sing up a storm!) a welcome part of our ecosystem except for those unfortunate small pet owners who occasionally lose an animal when they are careless and allow their cats and dogs out of the house unattended when living in coyote territory.