Monday, March 12, 2007

Coyotes (I mean Fisher Cats), Bears and The 1808 Sign.. Oh My!

In the middle of the night we were awakened by a strange animal sound. All sounds are magnified and more frightening around 3 am. After we turned on the exterior lights we could see a creature running through the yard. Apparently we had a visit from a coyote and thankfully all the cats were safely inside. Coyotes breed in January- March and are quite vocal during that time.

Coyotes are not the only excitement in our town. March is Town Election time and we have the "Sign". The "Sign" has dominated our newspaper letters and town politics for some time. Sometime in the past an illuminated LED sign was installed by the 1808 corporation. After the neighbors picketed, petitions offered, cease and desist orders, letters sent to the papers... there will be 3 warrant articles on Tuesday's ballot related to the "Sign". Ironically the "Sign" is now being used to defend it's right to exist (it has a rudimentary computer brain). There is a lot of money at stake in this issue, a daily fine is being enforced for violation of the cease and desist order. Passions are running high...

Voting is tomorrow, so I'll post the outcome as a comment.

I mentioned "Bears" in title... They are another creature that we see more now than when we moved here 30 years ago. After they destroyed my birdfeeders they haven't been back. I did see a few hanging around the "Sign"