Sometimes you see a picture – or, in this case, conceptualize the contents of a picture – and you know, “well that’s just gotta be a photoshop.”

So when I heard that there was a picture of coyotes (like, of the actual, wild variety, not the Wile E. or the Phoenix hockey variety) at Wrigley Field, I knew there was some photoshop joke there.

But not so. Photographer Will Byington was in Wrigleyville late Saturday night when word started circulating around the Cubby Bear that there were coyotes prowling around outside. So he grabbed his camera, and boom, magnificence:

 (Kudos to Will Byington for the quick trigger – hit up his photography site as a thanks.)

Coyotes in suburban (and, in this case, borderline urban) Chicago is apparently not completely atypical, but you don’t usually see them roaming the streets looking for food/scalping Cubs tickets.

The picture is, of course, ripe for captioning, so give it a go if you’d care to. Otherwise, just enjoy the picture.

  • GOAT

    Wrigley has long been a hang out for cougers. It is only natural that coyotes have followed suit.

  • ichabod

    heard “willing to eat contracts”, dont know what that is, but we are ssoooo !@$#ing down.

  • DannyC71

    Is Jim Hendry still here? We hear he’ll give anyone 50 million and a notrade clause.

  • Aaron

    The coyotes were checking out Wrigley……..salivating and taking in the lingering death in the air from the 2012 season. Next the vultures will be circling and perched on the top of the scoreboard.

  • trigo

    Coyotes attracted by the deuce the Cubs left on the field in 2012

  • DocPeterWimsey

    That is too cool.

  • cubsklm

    “This has gone on for too long! Where’s that damn goat!”

    • MichiganGoat


  • MIkeR

    Maybe, just maybe, the coyotes will finally put an end to that goat.

    • MichiganGoat

      Hey leave us goats out of it my great great great papa goat was dragged there ITS NOT OUR FAULT

  • Lou

    Quick someone find a place that serves Old Style. And they say Hamm’s is the “Bear refreshing…”

  • HR Trucker

    They look just like the ones I shot with my bow earier this year, must be a cubs fan thing.

    • Dougy D

      Nice. I have never shot a coyote period, but may give it a try this winter after I get a new rifle. That’s awesome that you took one(s) with a bow. I’ve thought of it a few times sitting in the tree stand.

  • dan

    I wonder if they can pay third ?

  • Joepoe123

    I hear the bears offensive line can’t protect there cubs well :)

  • N8theGr8

    Stage one of Wrigley renovation: Add a petting zoo.

  • Austin

    We heard there were Goats. Where did they go?

  • cubsnivy56

    No really, there used to be bears here!

  • Jed

    Finally the good stadium is empty. We have to stay in the Cell during the summer.

  • cubzforlife

    There was a cougar shot by Chicago Police two years ago one mile or so west of Wrigley. A DNA test showed it was from South Dakota.

  • MightyBear

    Is this where Theo said the tryouts are? I heard him say my dog can hit better than these guys.

  • Rick

    The Cubs hred a deer for a hitting coach. Maybe the coyotes want to apply for third and first base coaches.

  • Jan Forty-Two
  • Lance White

    Thanks for the Info Jan 42:

    No truer statement has ever been spoken,then the one below:

    “Coyotes do not fear death, but there are things worse than death at Clark and Addison”

  • Fishin Phil

    I see them fairly frequently close to my house. Of course, I live in the wilderness that is Rockford.

    • Cubbie Blues

      Here too Phil. I’ve never thought of them as something out of the ordinary, but I have always lived in smaller towns.

  • Todd McCombs

    Maybe they’ll get our goat

  • Cizzle

    The Coyotes must not know how shitty the food at Wrigley is.

  • DarthHater

    “I hear the rats in this joint are tasty!”

  • leroy

    we got kicked out of Pheonix…will play 3rd for food

  • trigo
  • Kubphan82

    Ok my last one… I think:

    “A closer look at Theo’s stalkers”