Saturday, May 12, 2012


This is the 10th coyote I have seen in the last 6 months. I usually see one a year. This one not only stood still for the photo this morning, it later laid down and watched Bella and I as we walked away. Bella went nuts, but luckily she was on the leash. I no longer let her run free out here with the rattle snakes! Someone told me I had coyote medicine, I don't know, but I love them. Happy Saturday!XOXO


Annie Jeffries said...

Coyote medicine or not, they are certainly drawn to you. They are truly handsome creatures. I see them from time to time on the backroads in the farmland. Naturally, I'm always driving and can't get a picture. Alas. Very smart to keep Bella leashed.

Barbara/myth maker said...

Very cool. Coyote medicine means you're a trickster!

Judy Shreve said...

Coyote is a teacher - he teaches us by his folly and misadventure. Coyote is the mirror that shows us our shadow and makes us laugh at the same time -

It's interesting that coyote held so still for his picture to be taken. And good thing Bella was on a leash!

yoborobo said...

He/she looks very healthy. :)) And I think that coyote sensed you were a friend (even if Bella wasn't - lol!). This morning my husband had to chase a fox away from our compost pile so we could let Sophie out (she would make fast work of a fox). He didn't want to leave - I swear he thinks he is a family pet. haha! Happy weekend, my friend - xo

Secret Agent Woman said...

Great shot! I've only seen them at a distance here, but love hearing them yipping and howling behind my house at night.

kj said...

i saw my first fox last week. this is a totem for you , that's for sure. you were brave, annie! i think i would have been spooked to be this close.

ps ♥

angela recada said...

How beautiful!!! I love coyotes, too! And foxes. (We've even seen a few here in the 'burbs of Wisconsin in the last few years. That worries me, more for the animals than for us humans. . .)

Ten sightings in the last 6 months! Wow! The coyote really posed nicely for that photo, too! I can't get Beau to look at the camera when I want to take a picture of him. He always looks away, embarrassed and shy, at the last second. My sweet Beau.

Hugs and love to you and Bella,

Kelly M said...

What a handsome animal! We were birding Point Pelee the other evening...waiting for dusk to watch Woodcocks and listen for Whip-poor-wills. Suddenly we heard a lot of whooping and carrying on. We had a great debate over what it was. I said it was a truckload of teenagers that had passed down the road hooting and hollering. Well, we figured out later it was coyotes. The park interpreter said they were "having fun."