Coyote Diet

07 Jan

Bongo and BerriesI might not be the pickiest of eaters. I’m still getting rid of those dried beans I ate yesterday. But I’m a lot pickier than some of those coyotes that live in my neighborhood. Most people think they just eat things like rabbits and mice – you know, those little creatures that go scurrying around. Well, they do eat those things. My person would get really upset if I ate one of those cute little animals, so I don’t. Besides, it’s really hard to catch those furry little things when she’s got me on a leash.

But those coyotes eat something that is really strange. It’s so strange that I don’t consider it food at all. We have them all over my front yard and I don’t so much as give them a sniff. But those coyotes do. They eat them by the bushel. Tons and tons of them. Little tiny, round, blue, hard as marbles juniper berries.

Why those coyotes eat them I have no idea. My person sweeps piles of them up from our driveway. A coyote feast full, or a slip-sliding disaster.

Come on coyotes. Come over to my house for a slip ‘n slide. When you get tired of that you can eat those juniper roly things and my person won’t have to leave me alone in the house while she goes out there with a broom.

And while you’re at it, you can have some of the beans that I left along the trail for you too.

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Posted by on January 7, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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43 responses to “Coyote Diet

  1. thesweetkitten

    January 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    You are brave enough to scare these coyotes away, aren’t you?

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Sweet Kitten, I could scare any coyote away, but my person tries to keep me from getting near them.

  2. Teri and the Cats of Curlz and Swirlz

    January 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Hi! We came over from the Blog Hop and we are indoor kitties so don’t have to worry about ‘yotes but we smiled at your story about the juniper berries!

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Teri and the Cats, thanks for hopping on by and commenting. I’ll stop by your blog too. I live with an indoor cat named Scratchy. My person knows what those coyotes can do, which is why she makes Scratchy stay in the house.

  3. whatimeant2say

    January 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

    That sure is a lot of juniper berries, Bongo. Surely, there’s some kind of recipe for juniper berry pie or jam that you could find so they wouldn’t have to go to waste.

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Wonderbutt’s person, my person says the juniper berries here aren’t much good for eating (except by coyotes) but she’s heard they use them to make gin.

  4. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    January 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Bongo you are so sweet to want to share the beans and berries with the coyotes. Maybe you can figure out a way to call them in for a juniper berry feast and your mom can stay in with you all the while they feast. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, I would love to party with those coyotes, but my person is afraid if they show up in our driveway I’ll pull down the blinds trying to get at them. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

  5. Jennifer Triplett

    January 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Bongo be careful of those coyotes. My person says that’s one of the main reasons she does take me camping in Canada, that and I don’t have a passport.

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Jennifer, my person makes me stay on a leash outside because she knows I like to run after coyotes when I see them. Usually we just hear them though and rarely see them.

  6. For the Love of My Dogs

    January 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Coyotes are scary Bongo! I bet you are big, bad and tough and would scare them away! I’m sorry they were ruining your bushel- who do they think they are?!

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Deanna, I’m pretty good at scaring those coyotes away, but then I want to keep running after them. My person says that’s not a good idea – something about them ganging up on me. She keeps me on a leash so that won’t happen.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    January 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Bongo!

    We had to laugh when you mentioned the coyotes eating your used beans! LOL…. Your human is right about them ganging up on you. We heard of a German Shepherd that recently was killed and eaten by Coyotes as they ganged up on him. Be careful. But, you may want to leave your beans along the trails for them when you go on a walk… 🙂

    Lots of Collies Hugs for you!

    The Collies and Chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Collies and Chuck, my person has a cousin who lost a big dog to coyotes. I still want to chase them when I see them. My person says it’s good that they rarely show themselves when we’re out. I’m running out of beans for the coyotes. I wonder if my person has any more in her cupboards.

  8. Yay Pets

    January 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I do not know if juniper berries taste good or not! I’m with you Bongo-they would be silly to eat. But now I wonder!

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Yay Pets, I think we’re lucky our people give us good food to eat so we don’t have to resort to yucky things like juniper berries.

  9. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    January 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    That is so nice of you to share your beans with the coyotes! But get to close to them.

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Misty Shores, I’m usually long gone before those coyotes come around. My person makes sure of that.

    • Misty Shores Chesapeakes

      January 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      oops that was supposed to be don’t get to close!

  10. dogdaz

    January 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Funny, the foxes seem to like them too. The seem to have tons of berries and seeds in their scat. We used to have many bunnies to chase but now they are all gone since the Red Fox have moved into town. Stay away from those Coyotes! Stay safe and eat healthy. – LOL – DogDaz

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Dogdaz, no foxes have moved into our area yet. We still have a few bunnies, but my person says she used to see more of them. Must be those darn coyotes.

  11. eripanwkevin

    January 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I never seen real “coyotes” in my life and Me and mom checked how it looked like on web. Wow, they are very scary! Besides they eat those pretty rabbits and mice???( well…mice are not prettier than rabbits though…) Oh no…poor little creatures….* sniff sniff* I know that ” food chain” in nature and we can’t help it…. anyway Bongo, please be careful of those coyotes!!!

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Kevin, my person actually thinks the coyotes are very pretty – as long as I’m not chasing after them. But when you hear them howling it really sounds scary.

  12. Sunshine

    January 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hey Bongo, I saw a coyote carry off a whole cantaloupe one time. Guess it was going to eat it…maybe the berries are high in Vit C. Interesting.

    • Bongo

      January 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Sunshine, I guess it’s good cantaloupes don’t grow around here. Those coyotes might get kind of bloated.

  13. angelswhisper2011

    January 8, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Bongo, have you ever seen them after they’ve eaten the berries? I wonder if they could walk normal or if they were a little boozed:) What a great idea to share some beans with them LOL 😀

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 7:39 am

      Angelswhisper, I guess I was doing those coyotes a favor huh? Giving them a healthier diet.

  14. misswhiplash

    January 8, 2012 at 3:11 am

    what a generous boy you are away your dried beans to a coyote…your thoughtfulness touches my heart

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Patreciau, those poor coyotes out there need someone to think of them.

  15. Bassas Blog

    January 8, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I think coyotes will eat anything Bongo. Life is probably tough for them.

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

      Bassa, thinking of those coyotes and their tough life makes me feel really blessed that we have people who love us and feed us well.

  16. jaxart4animals

    January 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Haha… It’s so nice of you to share your beans Bongo! I bet them coyotes will be thankful when they find them on the trail..

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      Jaxart4animals, I thought it was pretty nice of me to leave my beans too. Those coyotes probably appreciate a change in cuisine.

  17. rumpydog

    January 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Coyotes are afraid of dogs! As for the berries, does your human take ’em and leave ’em on the trail for the coyotes?

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Rumpy, there are lots of juniper trees on my trails for the coyotes. They grow wild around here.

  18. KatiesCameraBlog

    January 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

    How nice for you to invite the coyotes over, Bongo. 🙂 We see Coyotes in downtown Santa Fe and they follow me and my dog some. I’ve heard stories about them fighting other domestic dogs, so I’m not going to encourage them to come my way. 🙂

    And I think Juniper berries are good for upset stomachs and other things, so maybe those coyotes are really smart. 🙂

    Love this post, Bongo. 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Katie, my person tells me not to go near the coyotes. She says they can be very mean to dogs.

  19. Bassetmomma

    January 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Coyotes are scarey. Give ’em the berries and beans so they’ll be off!

    • Bongo

      January 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Bassetmomma, I think my person agrees with you about those coyotes. She doesn’t want me anywhere near them.

  20. Nel

    January 9, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Are juniper berries edible, Bongo?

    You look cute in the picture, by the way. 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 9, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Nel. People don’t eat the juniper berries around here. They look like berries but aren’t really.

  21. 2browndawgs

    January 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Seems to me I have had recipes that called for juniper berries. Wonder if the coyotes would eat my cooking? 🙂

    • Bongo

      January 9, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Brown Dawgs, I’ll eat your cooking if the coyotes won’t.


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