The Rescue of Charlie

Charlie the Coyote as a pupThe Daily Coyote will keep you posted as Charlie grows up.

“Charlie is a wild-born coyote who was unexpectedly delivered to my doorstep this past April after both his parents were shot for killing sheep.

“Whatever reservations I had about raising a wild animal simply didn’t matter – couldn’t matter – when I realized his survival, at least in the short term, depended on me.”

There are short clips of Charlie, including sharing dinner with Eli, his tomcat buddy, and affectionately kissing young calves.

Charlie, the wonderful and cute Coyote as a pup“I have no expectations regarding how long he will be with me.

“It totally depends on Charlie, and what his needs and desires prove to be.

‘I’ve been telling myself since day one that it is unlikely he will stay with me – if it is best for him to be wild and free, I would never ‘keep him for myself,’ and there are places where I could safely set him loose.”

Before Shreve Stockton plucked Charlie from danger, before she moved to a one-room Wyoming cabin 60 miles from a grocery store, she bought a Vespa and drove it from San Francisco to New York. Vespa Vagabond follows her solo adventure from August 1st to October 1st 2005, as she says, “fully immersed in the thrill, the ecstasy, the unknown.” Shreve is a sensitive photographer, IMHO, editing with scissor’s willingness to crop her photographs.

Shreve’s pics bring us warmly close to Charlie. Consider supporting her efforts with paypal. She’s created a neat gift idea: Charlie’s 2008 calender, the only calendar commemorating a 10 day old baby coyote.

via Dooce
via Janet Lee Johnson