Father and Son

Coyote fathers are totally involved in the raising of their youngsters. Here, Dad and five-month-old son spend a few moments watching the goings-on around them before Dad then grooms the pup — probably removing ticks — and then son prods Dad for some food, unsuccessfully.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindie
    Oct 14, 2017 @ 04:25:52

    So sweet!

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  2. Gail
    Oct 14, 2017 @ 13:34:29

    Really enjoy getting up close and personal with them via your photos!

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  3. Morbeau
    Oct 14, 2017 @ 17:15:43

    Thanks! Great photos.

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  4. greymaregraywolf
    Oct 17, 2017 @ 18:37:11

    What a good father. I didn’t know coyote fathers were as devoted as wolf fathers since coyotes don’t have the pack structure like wolves do. It’s nice to see those photos. Thanks.

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    • yipps:janetkessler
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 19:11:04

      Coyotes live in families, so a pack is always a family, and it has a pretty rigid social structure, with the parents at the top: sometimes it’s the mom who is *top dog* and sometimes it’s the dad. I don’t know much about gray wolf social structure, but maybe now is the time to find out! Thanks for your comment! Janet

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