Fur Changes

Winter fur is taking on its very full look at this time of year. The fur will remain thick and long through the winter months and then will start shedding in the springtime. By the end of June coyotes are looking pretty ragged and scrawny because of their sparse fur.

Compare these two photos, one taken in October and the other taken at the end of June. Colors and markings also become muted when the fur is at its sparsest, and this is when you can see their true size: they are scrawny little things weighing 25 to 30 pounds — the rest is all fluff!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peter sulzle
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 01:44:20

    They sure are gorgeous in their winter coats.


  2. Forest Knolls
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 09:14:20

    Great pictures… that’s quite a contrast!


  3. KayrndeLea Brummett Mahair
    Oct 15, 2017 @ 17:33:07

    I will always remember the yip of the coyote first heard in the twixs & tweens of my childhood. It is grand music. Their beauty in wintertime is also a favorite memory and a continuing gift of nature’s paintbrush.


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