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What happens when a coyote swallows a cow bull?

A few weeks ago, I shared a cow sighting that occurred as I was reading “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly”. If you read this post, you’ll remember the old lady happens to die after she swallows a cow (and a horse, and a bird, and a spider, etc). Many children’s book authors have found inspiration in the original folk song (and book) and have written their own similar stories. That includes “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow“, with a very funny ending – she barfs out a snowman!

Today, I got to read the Southwest version of the tale in the book “There Was A Coyote Who Swallowed A Flea” by Jennifer Ward.

>There was a coyote who swallowed a flea book by Jennifer Ward
There was a coyote who swallowed a flea book by Jennifer Ward

This colorful, cartoonish children’s book reveals a twist on the original tale, using a very hungry coyote who will ingest almost anything to satisfy his appetite. After swallowing a flea, a lizard, a rattlesnake and a few other critters (oh yeah, and a cactus!), it goes for the cow – specifically a bull – and quite a large one if I may say!

>There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, and then a bull
There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, and then a bull

Wow, that’s a lot of bull! But that’s where the original storyline ends. The cow doesn’t kill the coyote (neither does curiosity) and with his insitiable appetite, the coyote decides to go for… the moon, and eat it!

>There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, then a bull, and then the moon
There was a coyote who swallowed a flea, then a bull, and then the moon

The most surprising thins is that didn’t kill him either! Hey, next time you can’t find the moon in the sky, you can blame it on a hungry coyote.

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