Pounce, Catch, Toy With

Here’s a pounce and a catch, followed by toying with its prey.  Have you ever noticed that coyotes are similar to cats in some of their behaviors? Both coyotes and cats bury prey that they either don’t want or want to save for later. They both arch their backs in the same halloween cat like fashion when threatened. And, as this video shows here, coyotes, as cats, sometimes “toy” with their prey, batting it around or tossing it in the air and then watching it before consuming it.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Peter sulzle
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 06:33:39

    Love it!


  2. Charles Wood
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 22:29:41

    Rodent bites hurt! The playing is serious business for cats and coyotes. They earn their living with their sensitive mouths and they don’t get disability or unemployment! Disoriented or dead rodents don’t bite. (Source: A memory of my dog spinning around howling with a rodent clamped onto his lip).


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