The trunks of two dead palm trees have another life form as sculptures of howling coyotes.

At night, lights around the coyotes are turned on and it appears the wolf-like animals are howling at the moon.

The figures — one about 5 feet tall and the other about 4 feet tall — flank a live palm tree that juts some 30 feet into the air at Mike Soderberg’s east-side house in the El Dorado Hills subdivision. The neighborhood is east of North Wilmot Road and south of East Speedway.

Soderberg moved into his house at 6830 E. Rosewood Circle in 2005 and became fond of the sculpted coyotes. The house sits on the corner of Rosewood Circle and North Caribe Avenue.

“I just thought they were really cool,” said the computer programmer. “It is easy to understand why people are attracted to them.

Read more of this story in Monday's Arizona Daily Star.