Fox Meets Coyote

Coyote alongside Highway One. I’ve seen him several times. He seems curious about humans. The trickster. I hope people aren’t feeding him.

Fox was the only living man. There was no earth. The water was everywhere.

“What shall I do,” Fox asked himself. He began to sing in order to find out.

“I would like to meet somebody,” he sang to the sky.

Then he met Coyote.

“I thought I was going to meet someone,” Fox said.

“Where are you going?” Coyote asked.

“I been wandering all over trying to find someone.

I was worried there for a while.”

“Well, it’s better for two people to go together … That’s what they always say.”

“Okay. But what will we do?”

“I don’t know.”

“I got it! Let’s try to make the world.”

“And how are we going to do that?” Coyote asked.

“Sing!” said Fox.

–Jaime de Angulo, Indian Tales
(From the first page of Shelter)

4 Responses to Fox Meets Coyote

  1. Maui Surfer says:

    let there be songs to fill the air

  2. Jhson says:

    why are all the animals male?

  3. Maui Surfer says:

    ‘They’re no different from us’: the woman who follows urban coyotes

  4. Maui Surfer says:

    Coyote Yipps

    Information About San Francisco Coyotes: Behavior & Personality, Coexistence & Outreach, by Janet Kessler: Unveiling First-Hand Just How Savvy, Social, Sentient and Singular Coyotes Really Are!

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