A Quote Worth Pondering

“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.  If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.  What one fears one destroys.”      Chief Dan George

Charles Wood, a frequent contributor to Coyote Yipps, adds: “I want to try and express Chief Dan George’s words a little differently, though I believe the meaning is the same: ‘If you talk to the animals they will talk to you and you will come to know them. When you come to know them, you will love them, with respect, without fear. What one fears one destroys. What one loves one defends.’”

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mark russell
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 01:59:15

    Great photos and commentary, pleasure meeting you at the community garden last month!

    Mark

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  2. Cindie White
    Dec 31, 2011 @ 04:06:03

    Your website is so cool. Thank you!!!

    Reply

  3. ilse
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 08:05:39

    Great pictures. Thanks.

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  4. Deanna
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 23:42:46

    Just found your blog. It’s SO informative! Thanks for being so dedicated to it. I just moved and there is a coyote den at the end of my yard. I have always LOVED coyotes and I’m trying to find a way to balance being completely respectful of them but also be able to hopefully photograph and record them. I also have a black lab so I haven’t quite figured out how that will work–having them in my yard. I live practically on the grounds of a large park where dogs are walked all the time so I think the coyotes are used to having to deal with the dogs. But I love how informative and beautiful your site is. :-)

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  5. dorothy Purcell
    Jan 25, 2014 @ 05:54:37

    I live in a wooded community within “city limits” of Mishawaka, Indiana.
    I have coyotes, wild turkeys, groundhogs, possum, black squirrels, rabbits, deer, and other animals. The coyotes stay in the woods beyond my yard. Everyone seems to co exist, except for some taken by the coyotes.
    My indoor cats enjoy watching from window. But I had wondered why the coyotes always look so thin & straggly. I appreciate your information.

    Reply

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