One Last Perusal Before Turning In For The Day

As I watched, this coyote came purposefully trotting down a trail. She knew exactly where she was headed — to one of her favorite lookout posts, one that gave a birds-eye view of a large portion of her territory. She got to her post and just stood there, looked around, calmly, but carefully, looking in all directions. It was quiet and still. There might have been a dog walker — from my vantage point I could not see this, but from her gaze, I would guess it. One has to admire the purposefulness and the patience of this intelligent animal.

The survey continued for about twenty minutes, and then ended with a scratching session, after which the coyote descended rocks and a cliff to a dense thicket and disappeared therein. I have seen this same behavior before, with slight variations, though it is not routine.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Daren R. Sefcik
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 03:59:53

    These are beautiful pictures, what time of day are you able to see the coyotes? I find in my canyon they are mostly out for about an hour after sunrise and maybe an hour during sunset.

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  2. yipps
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 04:16:50

    I have to admit that there is no specific time-slot. I have seen them at all times during the day, including mid-day, and seen or heard them at all times of the night. I’ve noticed routines sometimes, but these are never maintained for long.

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  3. HELLEN CRUZ
    Mar 10, 2011 @ 02:32:57

    MAGNIFICAS FOTOS Y LO QUE MAS ME IMPACTA ES QUE SOLO PUEDO VER TERNURA EN SU MIRADA. felicitaciones

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