Friday, April 5, 2013

Song Dogs of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Because I've been a bit nutty busy lately -

And because it sounds (reads?) like you all are fans of them -

I'll let these beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains coyotes do my singing on this fine Friday night...

coyote

coyote

coyote

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male coyote

male coyote

male coyote

male coyote

male coyote

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male coyote

male coyote

male coyote

For the record, all of the above behavior seems to have been inspired by dribbles of a "scat sauce" I made of water and collected coyote poops squished into a paste in a ziploc bag.

At least I thought they were all coyote poops I used to make the sauce. Perhaps one of them was more interesting and/or extra stinky.

This fair lady latrans seemed to like it as well. Isn't that mark on her lower lip cool?

female coyote

female coyote

female coyote

female coyote4

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5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous animal, thanks for posting.

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  2. The pictures of that female 'yote are fantastic.....

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  3. The photos I got today of coyotes on carcass cams included some of a tragically mangy coyote with rat tail and blood on its face even when going to the carcass. Many faces of coyotes.

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  4. One need not go into the mountains to see these guys. Tonight I saw one running down Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

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