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Coyotes just part of the landscape

Re “Residents are howling at the sight of coyotes,” Jan. 23

As a resident of Sherman Oaks near the Stone Canyon Reservoir, all the fuss by residents of Hancock Park over coyote sightings is, frankly, amusing. In our backyard, we’ve seen deer, raccoons, skunks, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and, of course, coyotes. The coyotes we frequently see here walking the streets try to pretend they are dogs.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Feb. 28, 2007 For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday February 28, 2007 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 20 Editorial Pages Desk 0 inches; 36 words Type of Material: Correction
Wildlife sighting: A letter published Jan. 29 stated that a Sherman Oaks resident had seen a mountain lion in his backyard. In fact, the letter the reader sent to The Times said he saw a bobcat.

Living with wildlife is one of the great pleasures of living in L.A.

PAUL SAILER

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