A reader sends along this: “just got an email from Greenwich Public schools – ‘Please note that a coyote has been reported roaming the Riverside area near EMS and Riverside School. The Greenwich Police have been notified and Animal Control is investigating the report. Please alert your children and protect your pets.’ ”
We’ve gone through this tragedy before: Kathie Lee Gifford’s dog, Chardonnay, was killed in the backyard of the family’s [Riverside] Connecticut home by a coyote. Tuesday’s attack on the actress’s beloved Bishon Frise highlights the Greenwich suburb’s growing coyote problem.
Of course, if our educators really wanted to do something about the problem, they might hire this teacher, who was undoubtedly fired back in 2003 and doubtless still looking for work:
A Middleton, Massachusets, high school teacher has been suspended for skinning a dead coyote in front of his class. Since the animal’s brain was too decomposed to test for rabies two students are being administered rabies vaccine as a precaution.