Traveling Coyote – coming soon

Relaxing on MAX, Dennis Maxwell/Port of Portland.


This photo needs a poem, I think. (It has already inspired a song by band Sleater-Kinney. and a video by Modest Mouse.) Coming next week!


Some folks have asked where this coyote came from.  The event happened back in 2002, when  a coyote inexplicably turned up inside a car on the Portland (Oregon) light rail train.  (Maybe she was probably just looking for a quick way to get to the airport!)  One source suggests the coyote boarded a train with a fare-checker.  The coyote was eventually captured by wildlife authorities and released in a more coyote-friendly location.  A friend saw this photo last week and shared it with me.

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