|The paper WAS delivered. I've circled it sitting at the bottom of our driveway.|
|A mere minute or 2 later, a visitor strolls by and immediately checks out the paper, which was wrapped in a red plastic cover due to rain|
|Yes, that's Mr. Coyote carrying off the paper|
|It looked as though he was headed down the moss-covered dirt path just inside the hedge that borders the street|
|But he apparently clambered up the stepping stones that lead up to the main level of the front garden. You can see him just to the left of the date stamp at the top of the screenshot.|
|And another camera picked him up here rounding the bend into the garden on the south side|
|At least he paid no attention to Pipig's screened porch on the right, although she was probably in the house yelling at me to dish out her breakfast at that point|
|He retained a good hold on that paper as he trotted along|
|This was the last good view we had of him|
For the record, I did guess correctly in response to my husband's question but my response was in jest and I was incredulous when I saw the video, depicted here in selected screenshots from four separate cameras. I still can't fathom why the coyote chose to pick up the paper, much less carry it through the garden for two or more minutes. Maybe he was annoyed that I'd cleaned up the deposit he'd left in the driveway the morning before to mark our house as his territory. Or maybe he was irritated that I'd discouraged bunny visits to my garden by caging the plants they've been grazing on. Maybe he has an interest in what's happening in the stock market. Who knows!!!
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