More Whiffing of Passing Dogs

This coyote was hidden from view by some low lying bushes as dogs walked by on a path close by. The coyote sat perfectly still, so as not to be detected, except that he strained his neck and head up and out, and even closed his eyes to better whiff those passing by. Smells may relay much more than simply “who” individual dogs and people are, such as moods and various states of arousal, all of which produce their own sets of pheromones which the coyotes can smell and read from a distance in space and time.

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