Wednesday, April 04, 2007
"So This Coyote Walks Into a Quizno's® in Chicago..." 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
I just love this photo of the now-famous coyote that wandered into a downtown Chicago Quizno's before being given the bum's rush by Animal Control officers yesterday afternoon. The urban coyote didn't come for toasty sandwiches, but rather, to chill out in the drink cooler. Look at that priceless expression on his/her face! After all, what's a hot and thirsty coyote to do on a lunch break in the Loop? Great co-branding opportunity for SoBe™ Lean, wouldn't you agree?

Strange thing is, this isn't an isolated incident; normally-shy coyotes are increasingly becoming an urban creature. From CNN:
The city captures 10 to 15 coyotes every year, especially in the spring when they are most active, said Anne Kent, director of Chicago Animal Care and Control. Veterinarians will examine the coyote and, if he is not injured, release him into the wild.
Here's more on why: "On The Loose: Urban Coyotes Thrive in American Cities (OSU), "Urban and Suburban Coyotes" (APHIS), "Thriving under our noses, stealthily: coyotes" (World Science).