“Foiled Again”, by Charles Wood

Friday I observed from riverbank facing towards the east.  A chain link fence borders their field and the riverbed.  I had a good view of the roads to the underpass.  I hoped to see Mom head north, return south and gather her family to all head north.  North of their field is an inviting nature area.  My theory is Mom scouts that area before committing to take her brood there.  The riverbed is much farther from them and I hoped, if even noticed, to be ignored.  I waited and watched for Mom to appear.  Instead, Dad spotted me and began his approach.  He marked, scraped dirt, and worked himself up for his charge up to the fence.  He back off some.  Mom then joined him to wait for me to depart.  I departed.  If I am correct about dusk being their time to scout north, dusk has apparently also become their time to scout for me.

Posting written by Charles Wood. Visit Charles Wood’s website for these and more coyote photos: Charles Wood. His work is copyrighted and may only be used with his explicit permission.

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