“I’m not afraid of Halloween,”

said the big black crow to the coyote queen.

The coyote quietly stole away.

She knew what would happen later that day.

Red tailed hawk flew across the sky

searching for a roost way up high.

Wise old owl saw a buzzard fly by,

heading to where only buzzards know why.

A mountain lion strolled across the ridge.

He found a place to hide under a bridge.

Most Arizona animals stayed home that night

because they knew Halloween was full of fright!

—Stuart Watkins


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