Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/04/2014


Photo taken on May 15, 2014


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Coyote on the prowl

Coyote on the prowl
Taken on 15 May 2014, during a two day trip to the Rocky Mountains, W of Calgary, with friends, Cathy and Terry.

"The coyote appears often in the tales and traditions of Native Americans—usually as a very savvy and clever beast. Modern coyotes have displayed their cleverness by adapting to the changing American landscape. These members of the dog family once lived primarily in open prairies and deserts, but now roam the continent's forests and mountains. They have even colonized cities like Los Angeles, and are now found over most of North America. Coyote populations are likely at an all-time high.

These adaptable animals will eat almost anything. They hunt rabbits, rodents, fish, frogs, and even deer. They also happily dine on insects, snakes, fruit, grass, and carrion. Because they sometimes kill lambs, calves, or other livestock, as well as pets, many ranchers and farmers regard them as destructive pests." From National Geographic.

animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/coyote/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote

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Cats 99
Cats 99
They are beautiful animals, and you got another great photo of one here! I love how the Coyote's colours blend with the grasses in which they like to hunt. This one has a beautiful soft looking coat too, with a fabulous tail!

I hate that Coyotes eat pets, but they don't know they are taking pets - they are just trying to survive and that is one way they do so. They eat prey that they can catch, and sometimes it is a cat or a dog.
3 years ago.