This little coyote has just stepped out from the bushes in a downpour of rain. His ears are pulled all the way down and plastered all the way back against his head to protect them from the heavy rain. Ears pulled back and down like this are also a submissive gesture: the rain has him beat and he’ll just have to put up with it — this is something he doesn’t look too happy about. He’s already soaked through and through after several days of heavy rain here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The rain was fun for him at first, but it’s getting kind of old now. It’s not often that you see coyotes without their ears up!