This photo is the result of having moved the trail camera from a low perspective to one higher up on the fence line. One of the most recent photos from early March reminds us that Coyotes are constantly hunting, the time was a few minutes before 5pm. The are several tracks in the ground under the Coyote’s nose. Wonder what scents he / she has found? One thing is for sure it may very well be the next meal.
This photo was taken from the old location. The only problem is that being closer to the ground the camera batteries were constantly draining during the cold spells. That produced poor quality photos which were trashed. Originally, I had abandoned this shot but it seemed more appropriate as I gathered more and more Coyote stories.
This author attempts to gather Coyote news when ever and where ever he finds it. The pursuit of Coyote news sometimes takes us out of the English speaking countries so the story becomes fraught with translation issues. Therefore, I will provide the link to the latest news following this brief introduction. An interesting story out of Quebec, Canada this week should remind us all that the Coyote is never far away. Seems “The Siver Times” (an internet news source) is reporting several Coyote sightings recently. In fact a local biologist has been tracking the Coyote population in that community for several years. The biologist’s findings suggest that the Coyote population has grown substantially! Most of the article goes into detail about why and where Coyote sightings are most common in an effort to allay fears. Nonetheless, this contributor advises that while the Coyote may not be overtly aggressive it will pursue any and all opportunities. At home make your yard unattractive to wild life of all kinds: do not leave pet foods out, clean up rubbish and secure all garbage containers. When out walking be aware of your surroundings, walk all pets on a leash and if confronted by Coyotes, raise your arms making your body bigger all the while yelling at the attacking Coyote. Hopefully the attacking Coyote is not rabid but know that sick animals and more especially those infected by rabies, will exhibit erratic behavior. A non-infected animal will abandon the attack when a stand is taken while the infected animal will continue its aggressive behavior. If you suspect rabies do not hesitate to take what ever defensive capabilities are at your disposal. Regardless, aggressive animals should be reported to authorities as soon as is possible! Now, the “The Siver Times” link.
Stay tuned, there is more to come on the Coyote Cam. Thanks for visiting!