How could anyone not want to be with such adorable pups, you might ask. But mothers need a break from their kids sometimes. Just look at the video, Meet The New Kids On The Block, to see what a coyote mom has to put up with! It looks like an incessant onslaught!
Kids of all species LOVE to play with their parents and want their attention! In the sequence of photos above, the kid comes up to Mom for fun and games — he doesn’t seem to realize that she’s resting. But she does not want to be pestered here. “Beat it” is what she is saying.1) Mom resting 2) Hey Mom, wanna play? 3) Please? NO! 4) In this slide he has withdrawn his hand as though it’s been slapped 5) Okay, BE that way! [The “kid” does a funny little twisty dance here!] 6) I’m outta here! Maybe Dad will play.
Moms often need free time away from the family. Below she’s gone off some distance for a break, but she’s keeping an eye on them from her high vantage point, and will rush down to protect them if that is needed.