Packs And Loners, by Barbara Levine

My kitchen window faces a wooded area and I am frequently visited by coyotes, usually one at a time, occasionally 2 at a time, and once I saw 5 together. I also have an abundance of deer, wild turkeys, and quail which is probably the reason for the increasing coyote sightings.

A strange occurance happened a few weeks ago which I thought you might find interesting. A flock of 20-25 turkeys were in the meadow behind my house when a single coyote strolled by. To my amazement, the turkeys formed a circle around the coyote and the coyote climbed up a low branch on a tree and stayed there until the turkeys started to move on. He then came down and headed away from them and the turkeys followed him. I stood there watching until they all disappeared down the hill.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peter
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 01:52:50

    That sounds very interesting

    Reply

    • yipps
      Feb 14, 2011 @ 09:02:13

      Yes, and it becomes understandable after seeing the youtube video of the turkey attacking the mail truck, posted several days ago!

      Reply

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