Monday, March 27, 2006
My neighbor to the east called. He lives on the banks of the Missouri River. He said he saw an animal of some kind that was behaving strangely. It was on property we farm just south of him. This land is also along the river. He walked the quarter of a mile down to the animal and discovered that it was a coyote, that had one of his feet caught in an old trap. The trap was probably left there by someone who came on shore from the river. My neighbor related that it was easy to see that the coyote was from Iowa. I asked the obvious question. "How could you tell the coyote was from Iowa". He replied, "He had chewed off three of his legs, and was still caught".