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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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May 10: Picture of the Day

May 10, 2010 at 06:19 PM

What are the odds? Driving home this evening, cursing the rain and the two picture options I had for today, I pulled off Interstate 74.

There, strolling along the Brimfield Exit was this adult coyote.

What are the odds?

But it gets better. The coyote stood there as I fumbled with one camera that suddenly decided not to focus.

Then the coyote stood there a bit longer as I got the other camera and snapped a few shots.

Then, and only then, did the coyote amble away.

I’m guessing the way the coyote was acting and walking that it had been hit by a car or was suffering in some way.

Bad for the coyote. Good for me.


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