"STOP, DROP & ROLL" - Coyote

November 06, 2023  •  1 Comment

"STOP, DROP & ROLL"

Coyote - 8 photos

 

 

The title does have other connotations but I have seen that look of "oh no" when someone's dog gets a ground scent, stops, checks it out, drops & then proceeds to roll in it with great enthusiasm.

 

And no, this activity isn't a learned behaviour, it's inherited with that "canid" or canine gene so it's not restricted to domestic dogs.

 

Firstly, the coyote in the following photos, is actually in a state of total bliss & is not in anyway, injured. It put its nose to the ground, picked up a scent of some kind, did an about face and sniffed again. Then came the stop, drop & roll. And then it stood up and continued on with that all important pursuit of mice and voles hidden deep in the snow & matted prairie grasses. 

 

This coyote has some quite dark red colouring on its ears, legs and tail and can appear almost fox like (other than its size). I've included a a close up to demonstrate what a stunning example of its species this coyote truly is (Photo #8).


 

PHOTO #1

CoyoteCoyote"BEST IN SHOW"

 

PHOTO #2

CoyoteCoyote"CATCHING A SCENT"

 

PHOTO #3

CoyoteCoyote"CAUGHT THE SCENT"

 

PHOTO #4

CoyoteCoyote"READY TO ROLL"

 

PHOTO #5

CoyoteCoyote"ROLLING - PART 1"

 

PHOTO #6

CoyoteCoyote"ROLLING - PART 2"

 

PHOTO #7

CoyoteCoyote"ROLLING - PART 3"

 

PHOTO #8

 

CoyoteCoyote"PROFILE"

 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Love the quality of these photos!
The colours and scenery is beautiful. And the handsome coyote adds to these outstanding images.
Superb!
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