"A PREDATOR'S LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ONE" - Coyote

April 19, 2022  •  1 Comment

"A PREDATOR'S LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ONE"

Coyote - 11 Photos

 

The coyote was travelling along the ridge line across the river, out for late afternoon patrol and scouting for food (Photos #1 to #5).

 

A predator by nature and sometimes a scavenger, the coyote like other predators does not make a kill every time, whether that be with small or large prey. And it can be many attempts, before a successful hunt. 

 

This coyote had spotted something moving down on the shoreline and made that amazing leap down the incline, landing on the rocky shore (Photos #6 to #8). Perhaps it was a muskrat or a small rodent, but whatever it was, it was a miss for the coyote (Photo #9).

 

It jumped up the incline and back on its way, looking for more potential prey (Photos #10 & 11).

 

Coyotes are great opportunists and will easily take advantage of a free meal whether that be a carcass from a wild animal (including road kill) or garbage not secured. It is something to keep in mind, particularly in urban areas close to green spaces & parks. And, of course, as humans we must remember, "Never feed coyotes directly or indirectly."  This can potentially avoid human/coyote conflicts.

 

PHOTO #1

PHOTO #2

PHOTO #3

PHOTO #4

PHOTO #5

PHOTO #6

PHOTO #7

PHOTO #8

PHOTO #9

PHOTO #10

PHOTO #11

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
What a great series! I love how the coyote looks among the grasses, all the beautiful shades of brown, and not the dirty brown.
This coyote looks quite healthy I'm happy to see.
The moment he/she jumped on the rocky shore is my favourite
Best wishes!
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