posted on Dec, 2 2008 @ 09:23 PM
I live in the southern suburbs of Chicago, a pretty rural area, and just saw a couple things today that were strange.
Not really a lack of wildlife, rather more than usual.
First I saw not one but FOUR pairs of Cardinals eating seeds off some brush at the edge of our property. This is strange because I know there is ONE
pair that lives in the area, but I have never in 18 years of living here seen more than one pair at a time. Could be coincidence I guess.
But then I looked out into the field behind our house. And I saw two coyotes. Not uncommon, I've heard them howl some nights as there are a couple of
tree patches perfect for a den in the field. What was strange was that it snowed last night, there were no clouds and it was bright white snow ... and
the coyotes were just kinda standing around looking at each other, then walked with no sense of urgency from one treeline to the next.
Again, in 18 years I have never seen any coyote in daylight in this field, aside from one sprinting out of the brush when some jackass with an ATV ran
Our subdivision stopped construction 12 years ago and there has been no other development near the field, so I've ruled that out. Could be just more
animals moving in from other areas, but when I watched them I couldn't help shake the feeling that both the cardinals and coyotes were fleeing