It appears y'all are better at wildlife riddles than I am.
But, we do have 4 more suspicious scene stalking species to interview. So we best not jump to conclusions.
If not the coyotes, perhaps the local bobcats are to blame? Maybe pinyon scratching posts are all the rage in the Mono Basin? Here's the 2 kitties the camera saw...
Classic bobcat-in-the-headlights pose
"Dude - your camera flash is totally wrecking my slink"
Checking out the burrow
And up the rock
Then back around, and out of here
As with the coyotes, a second bobcat traipsed through too. This one also ignored the tree and sniffed around for the dweller under that flat rock.
Silvery bob also checking out the burrow
Sneaking up on the camera
"Oh - it's just one of those"
Looks like the native dogs and cats are innocent. Who's next?