Dec 16, 2012

Unlikely visitors

Yesterday ┬ámorning, I spotted three coyotes in the backyard. We don’t usually see them during the day but this was 9:00 a.m.. I was at the kitchen window and saw some movement and assumed it was a deer but I still enjoy taking their pictures. So I grabbed the camera and ran out to find a very large coyote who stopped to look at me and then walked away.

I was about to leave when a second one came right behind, stopped in the same area, and then followed the first one up the hill.

Right after that, a third one emerged from behind a bush, stopped to look, and followed the others up the hill.

This was my first opportunity to see these wild animals up close and to take these amazing photos. We don’t usually see coyotes during the day, only at dusk, so I don’t know what brought them out. They really are beautiful creatures!

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9 Comments on “Unlikely visitors”

  1. mrsnews says:

    I’m not sure but I think I saw some rabbit fur in the second one’s mouth…just sayin

  2. sue says:

    Oh wow Jenny what great pictures!!! We live on three acres of woods and we take the girls up the easement here to a large field where they love to roam. But last March Teka refused to go up the hill. She kept pulling us backwards. We found out from the neighbor up there that there was a pack of coyotes. At least six of them were that close to our homes. I never got to see them but I am so glad you shared these pictures because now I feel like I did. I also love Teka’s keen senses. How amazing. She saved her life and Kya’s. I don’t know how dangerous they are, but I do know that they would attack my dogs.


  3. Josh says:

    Wow it’s great you were able to get such nice photos of them, I just hope you were using the zoom feature of your camera haha. I wouldn’t want to get too close to them, but they are very beautiful animals!

    The only animal that I have seen roaming around my house is a possum that got into the garden lol. It’s weird though you can drive down the street and sometimes you will see foxes walking around and running into yards.

  4. Sister Dearest says:

    Those animals sure look no worse for wear. They’re not hungry. I’m a little concerned they’re in a pack. But with any luck they’ll take a shine to your squirrel! No, I don’t mean that. I have nothing but admiration for your squirrel, who has kept law and order in your garden.

  5. Rhonda says:

    lol…it’s funny how things of the wild don’t scare you. It’s good that it doesn’t. You seem comfortable with having these wild animals around. It also gives you something to focus your camera on and by the looks of these beautiful photos I can tell you love photography. Great job and such a steady aim to get the perfect pictures. Glad it was daylight so we could see them. We don’t have things like that roaming around here where I live, so thank you for sharing your photos with us. The 3rd photo looks like the runt of the bunch. He’s tiny and cute…

  6. Shawn says:

    Those are quite large coyotes Jenny. I wonder why they are in a pack like that with 3, maybe one is parent of its 3 juveniles Keep your distance though since they become less fearful of you each visit.

  7. Joe says:

    Hello Jenny,

    I used to get your updates all the time in my email, and apparently they stopped for some reason. I tried to subscribe again with the link on the left side of your page but nothing happens. How can I add my email again to your list.



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