"A RUN THROUGH THE WOODS" - Coyote

January 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

"A RUN THROUGH THE WOODS"

Coyote - 5 Photos

 

It was a morning of sitting for almost 2 hours, with an occasional sighting of a coyote, but from a distance. That all changed when what I thought, at first, was a coyote cruising through the woods which turned out to be a large female Mule Deer but quickly followed by the coyote in stalking mode.

 

And then a second coyote appeared shadowing the first. Even with two coyotes, this was a bold endeavor. Perhaps, they were hoping to push the deer into a panic mode, with the potential of the deer injuring itself running through the fallen trees & shrubbery.

 

For whatever reason, the plan was quickly discarded with the first coyote making a dash through the woods, across and into the neighbouring woods.

 

I didn't have a chance to catch the first coyote in action but quickly made a path to the area directly across from where that coyote had emerged from the shrubbery and waited. Sure enough, within a minute the second coyote appeared, a little hesitant at first and then trotted out into the open meadow. 

 

No I'm not clairvoyant, just a little knowledgeable with this pair. They are two of three young siblings, these two being the youngest and usually if you see one, the other is usually not far behind. And where the older one goes, the youngest is sure to follow.

 

And that short run (and trot) through the woods was short in duration. Once this second coyote reached a snowy path, it turned, trotted back and paused. And that is another story. 

 

So here is "Foxy", the youngest of the three so named because of her contrasting red colouring. And I have heard other individuals comment on that colouring having seen this coyote, "You mean the one that looks like a gigantic fox?" :) 

 

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