Coyote


A recent trip around the Auto Tour Route at Ridgefield NWR in Washington provided a great opportunity to watch a Coyote hunting in a meadow. Ridgefield is one of those few places where Coyotes can go about their business without having to worry about idiots with rifles.


Here we can see the rufous ears, a key field mark for this species. The prey of the day was small rodents, I assume some species of vole, and hunting was good. The technique is illustrated in the four images below.


1. Listen


2. Leap


3. Pounce


4. Enjoy. Bon appetit!

2 thoughts on “Coyote

  1. Great shots. I got to see 2 of them chase a raccoon in my backyard a few months ago. Luckily, I had my camera at hand and got some nice shots of them watching the raccoon that had climbed halfway up a tree.

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