|(it looks like this, though less verdant now as a result of our droughtpocalypse.)|
Me: "Did you just come here to shoo away a coyote?"
Him: "Yeah, someone saw him and got scared."
Me: "But he was just sitting there. He wouldn't have bothered anyone."
Him: "Honestly, the coyotes help control the squirrels and rats that live here. So you're better off with them."
Me: "Oh, totally. Couldn't you have told the person who called that they're dumb?"
Him: "People just don’t know." He shrugged.
I'd like to think that the coyote left the scene with the same take-away the cop and I did: "That was kind of pointless."