Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Rural Neighbors Visit Downtown Elgin

Today's Daily Herald had a photo of a coyote roaming Douglas Ave just north of downtown. This is not the first sighting of our animal friends in the urban landscape of downtown. In the past, I have seen a pheasant strolling across Highland Ave., ducks making nests in the sidewalk planters or on roof top patios. Of course there are the ever present geese, not so unusual. Once, while at Burger King on Dundee, I observed two deer making their rounds with the Elgin police in hot pursuit. I had to go back to the office and email my find. The replies varied from, "Were they pink?" to my wife's question, "Where did you go for lunch?".


Cedar Waxwing said...

I remember, in the mid 1970's a deer somehow getting inside Larkin High School. (or was that an Elgin Urban Myth?) But back then, Larkin High was closer to the rural area than it is now, I suppose.

We have foxes and coyotes here in Bethesda.

The Elginite said...

these must be the poor fellows that got evicted from the far west side