Cuddling, Teasing and Play


Of course pups cuddle, tease and play with each other. And parents do the same with their pups. But in the coyote world, these inter-personal activities are prevalent throughout adulthood between mated pairs: coyotes really like each other (unless they really don’t, which is a different story). They are social, meaning they spend a lot of time together interacting with each other, be it simply through visual communication or more emphatically through physical contact. Their involvement with each other is constant and can be intense.

In this video you’ll see some of that activity between a bonded pair. You’ll see affectionate nudges and teasing, fond provocations, tender mouth clasps or little “kisses” and cuddling. This is what goes on between them when they’re left alone and not having to constantly watch over their shoulders for danger — mostly from dogs. The activity occurs throughout the year, not just during the reproductive season.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindie White
    Jan 11, 2019 @ 20:16:53

    These photos, the video, and the coyotes are captivating, intimate, heart tugging, and gorgeous. How sweet this pair is…. Your legacy, Janet, is awesome. Thank you. Ever grateful.

    Reply

  2. Jeannie Warner
    Jan 25, 2019 @ 01:11:31

    Where are these coyotes? [edited]

    Reply

    • yipps:janetkessler
      Jan 25, 2019 @ 03:37:16

      Hi Jeannie — To protect the coyotes, I don’t state locations. But know that coyotes tend to mate for life, and this video shows how all pairs interact and play with each other throughout the city. Hope this helps! Janet

  3. Jeannie Warner
    Jan 26, 2019 @ 00:52:52

    I totally understand.

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