"IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH!" - Coyote

May 23, 2024  •  1 Comment

"IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH!!"

Coyote - 7 Photos

 

It's your birthday month, young Coyote! Or perhaps it's your belated birthday month, depending on whether you were born in April or May of last year. And you are officially one year old. Congratulations! :)

 

I haven't seen this coyote for some months now. Hunting patterns change depending upon the seasons and new responsibilities. With age comes maturity. This coyote, who is quite distinguishable with her red markings, has probably grown into a new stage in her family life. No longer a "newbie" and with the potential arrival of new pups in the family, she may now be expected to provide food, together with her other family members, for her younger siblings.

 

When first spotted, I wasn't certain which one of the three youngsters born last year, this was. I was still unsure as she made her way slowly down from the creek and then she paused & sat. This particular coyote, who I believe is the youngest of the three, has a habit of pausing in the middle of hunting & just sitting for a short period. The first time I saw her do this, I thought she was just taking a rest. However, having seen her do this action on a number of occasions and the fact that she has no trouble covering the landscape at speed, I believe she is actually taking a time-out to think about her next course of action. And from what I've seen her chase & catch, she is an amazing hunter.

 

So this is Foxy, so named because of her colourings which re-confirmed her identity when I downloaded the photos. And Happy Birthday, Foxy & may you have many more!

 

The colours in the photos are somewhat vibrant as the photography was done late evening just after a Spring shower (which explains too why the coyote looks somewhat wet). 

 

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Urszula(non-registered)
Marvellous photos, this really is a beautiful animal!
I add my best wishes to Foxy :)
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