Today’s prompt: ‘ect’
For decades home was the suburbs and I the family taxi-driver as residents
couldn’t walk to schools, stores or restaurants.
Twelve years ago I moved back to my hometown (population 16,000) and
later relocated to the historic district in center of town.
My apartment complex borders a park and I was surprised by the amount
of squirrels. They are such nervous critters and from my balcony it was a
source of enjoyment to watch them in action – eating and storing food for
the winter months.
And then along came the fox – several foxes which I assume are the reason
I rarely see squirrels anymore.
If that wasn’t strange enough in recent months town residents began to
catch sight of another animal wandering around – coyote(s), especially
in the historic district.
I’d viewed posted pictures and read articles written by both concerned
parents and pet owners.
And then it happened – a closeup of what looks like a wolf eyes on
me from a distance in the apartment complex’s parking lot.
I didn’t expect to turn around from the garbage bin and find a coyote.
Yesterday was one day I was sure thankful the main key to access the
building didn’t stick in the lock.
Twenty-five years of country living amid other forest animals never
once saw a coyote. I don’t wish to ever be that close in proximity again.
I learned a lesson ‘always expect the unexpected’ wandering thru town.