Daughter(s) Still Here, by Charles Wood

Before twilight today I saw two of the coyotes in the group living in a small field bordering one of Los Angeles County’s concrete ‘rivers’.  I saw Mom and Dad on May 25 and May 3 where Mom was clearly lactating.  On April 21 I saw Dad with one of his year old daughters.  Each of the coyotes today had two good ears.  Since Mom has one cauliflower ear, the two coyotes today had to be either both of the year old daughters or one of the daughters accompanied by Dad.

It has been more than a month since I last saw one of the daughters and I had wondered if they were still around and helping with Mom and Dad’s new puppies.  It is clear from today’s sighting that at least one daughter is still here.  I hope to be seeing the puppies in the next few weeks and am looking forward to learn how the daughters will share in childcare.

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.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rick meril
    May 30, 2011 @ 18:00:46

    Calabasas dweller I am ……………..Sometimes I see the Coyotes crossing Mureau Road…………..sometimes behind the Roshlers Plant Nursery as you exit Calabasas Parkway……………….Always brightens my day


  2. Charles Wood
    May 30, 2011 @ 18:59:41

    They are neat to see. Saturday I was in Vista, Guajome Adobe, and fairly close to the dwelling I found some coyote droppings, dense with undigested fur. We don’t often see them, but they are out there alright. Here I’m lucky to have an identifiable family group in tight quarters where watching them has become a habit. In the Coyote B photo it has an ear pointed right at me, that annoying man with camera and dog. It knows me well.


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