A classic ‘“Looney Tunes” scene has seemingly come to life after a university professor in Tuscon, Ariz., captured video of a coyote actually chasing a roadrunner.
Michael Bogan, a professor of wildlife biology in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona, tweeted the video of a coyote chasing after a roadrunner on the Santa Cruz River in downtown Tuscon on May 9.
“There is literally a coyote chasing a roadrunner,” Bogan is heard saying in the video. “I can’t believe it. That is a straight-up cartoon.”
Bogan’s delight is due to the situation’s similarity to the classic cartoon feud between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, who always seems to outsmart the confounded coyote.