Friday, May 13, 2011

Coyote Cute

"And when the man showed the world the photos of the seven beautiful coyote puppies, the humans never needlessly killed a coyote ever, ever again."

"The end."

"Even the ones that accidentally got into the garbage, mommy??"

"Yes, even the ones that accidentally got into the garbage, son. Now you 7 go outside and play."

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We quietly set the cam trap on the culvert den at near 5pm, but the puppies didn't start seriously piling out until around 7, as it was getting dark.

21 hours later, the batteries in the camera were dead. And probably warm to the touch.

What I foolishly thought would be a daily diary of a coyote family growing up over several weeks, turned into 917 photos of puppies playing and playing and playing and playing. And playing.

But, I'm not complaining a bit. Have you seen anything cuter???

They can fall asleep on my arm any time. Might even let them chew on it a little.

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11 comments:

  1. oh, they're precious. the coyotes here are thick, and have tried to take some of my big dogs. one year, 2 of my hounds killed 2 of their pups. it's a vicious cycle of dog eat dog... pun intended.

    but these are adorable...

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  2. Holy cow! How outstanding!!!

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  3. I think I just melted! Those are adorable!

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  4. now my girlfriend wants coyote puppies :). Good thing she knows they tend to grow up too.

    Great pictures of incredibly cute pups!

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  5. Ohmygosh! What an awesome camera trap catch! They are cute beyond words.

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  6. Very very cute indeed. Great stuff :)

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  7. Oh my. SO not what you expect when your camera clicked like mad in a short period of time. WONDERFUL PHOTOS! Thank you SO much. =)

    Once my 1st camera shot off a roll in a day and we realized it included too much of the view of the ocean 'cause every wave that came made it fire.

    Seven adorable puppies, wow!

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  8. FYI: are your ears burning? http://trunc.it/fsoau and

    Twitter: "CRAZY cute--you gotta see this. "Camera trap" batteries died in 21 hrs due to ceaselessly playing coyote puppies! http://trunc.it/gm0lc"

    =) Couldn't help myself. It's good for the collective mood (not to mention good press for a much maligned amazing animal).

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  9. They are kinda cute.
    Saw a small dingo along the highway last night around midnight. He's road-smart and we have seen him in the same location a number of times.

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  10. Wundercute muppy-puppies. Mom and Pop have fed them well. Probably not their first litter either.

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  11. Thanks all. Not quite what I expected, but also better too.

    biobabbler - thanks for the promotion and attempt to make the world a grinning place.

    Mr. Smiley - you def need a cam trap. Dingo photos!

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