Teasing

Some of our coyotes, apparently, have actually come fairly close to a couple of dogs, leashed or not, to “tease” them. The dog owners felt as though the coyote was provoking the dog to go after itself. This is what one dog owner told me. This behavior appears to be related to the “one-upmanship” and “chase-chase” behavior which I talked about earlier. It appears not to mean very much beyond providing a little interaction and entertainment for the coyote. The display is very similar to that in the photos I posted for Keep Away From Me published on June 29th.

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