Dead coyote hanged from USD, SDSU rivalry billboard


A dead coyote was hung on a controversial USD billboard in eastern Brookings Tuesday, and was met with several comments on Facebook after a photograph was posted on the website.

The billboard, installed last month, says, “Have an old friend for dinner,” with an illustration of a coyote chasing a jackrabbit. It shows the date of the next scheduled football game between the two schools in November 2012.

Barry Davis, a junior computer science major, posted a picture of the hanging coyote on Facebook around 3 p.m. At 6:47 p.m., the post had 84 likes, 22 shares and 23 comments.

“It’s very funny,” Davis said. “I think [the rivalry] is going to bring a lot of fans next year.”

Davis said he has “no idea who did it,” but he would “like to congratulate” whoever did.

The coyote was removed by 6 p.m. The Brookings Police Department did not take the dead animal down and is unsure who is responsible for the act.