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Wildlife Sells! Coyotes at Old Tucson Studios

 Coyotes in the parking lot at Old Tucson Studios: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderI grew up in the jungles of Suriname, South America--all the way down to the Brazilian border.  We lived on the Palomeu River with a tribe of Indians who call themselves Tirio.  Once a month a small Cessna flew into our little village with mail, rice, flour, canned goods and other staples.

My brothers and I hunted and fished in the rainforest, and if we weren't successful, there wasn't meat on the table.  We grew up appreciating the natural world and the many species other than our own who make it so interesting.

Fast forward to Tucson, AZ.  I took this picture in the parking lot of the Old Tucson Studios, located west of Gates Pass at the foot of Golden Gate Mountain.  No one feeds these coyotes; they're there from time to time in the monsoon season after a drenching rain because the parking lot dries off while the arroyos are still running and the desert is still wet.  They like their creature comforts too.

Our home lies just behind that mountain that you see there--Golden Gate, in the Tucson Mountain wildlife corridor west of the city.  Guests in our backyard from time to time include deer, bobcats, Gila monsters, birds of prey, families of Mexican racoons, javelina (look it up) and just once, a juvenile mountain lion.

When we (from the Jersey Shore) were looking for a place to build in Tucson a decade ago, our Realtor took the time to tell us about the wildlife corridor which is now our home.  Most realtors are great people.  Mary DeKraker was exceptional.  We're forever indebted to her.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsMike Jones • July 29 2007 02:39AM


I believe its all in days work for an agent to give a run down on the area they are showing. How else can the buyer know the difference? (I also let them know to drive around at different times) Do you get scared of all the critters...i.e. lion?

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 13 years ago
The critters don't scare us, but we are careful.  We do look down when stepping out onto the ramada in the back.  Rattlesnakes share the mountain.  I imagine you have your share of critters in Hawaii.
Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 13 years ago

Hi Mike,

Just looking through some of your old blogs and this one caught my eye.  How cool is it to have those coyotes wandering around the Old Tucson Studios.   They look like props!  Good blogging.

Hugs from Kathie


Posted by Kathie Morgan over 11 years ago


Thanks for rooting around in the old blog posts!  You're right; they do look like props, don't they?!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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