Nose Punch

A hard and fast “punch” is delivered at the entryway to the burrow of a little critter that will become the coyote’s prey. It’s part of the cycle of life. Coyotes sometimes use their two front paws which they stiffen for this purpose. In this case, the nose is used to deliver the hefty punch. From what I have seen, this punch disables or weakens the critter. Most of the time, as here,  it is followed by probing and digging before the prey is actually captured. The coyote regularly looks around to check out the safety of his surroundings.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sutro forest
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 06:58:15

    I love your videos! This is a really neat one… had to watch to the end to see if the coyote got dinner.

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