Back in September 2015, I wrote a post about the "dog days of summer," playing with the expression to showcase a pair of juvenile coyotes and how dog-like they act.
Well, this past winter I had another hilarious reminder of coyote canid characteristics. But this time at a trail cam that was set in the White Mountains, at just over 10,200 feet in elevation.
November 28th 2016, 5:20pm: a serene evening scene, with "winterized" coyote:
Then, on February 2nd at 3:24pm, after the trail cam spent most of January buried in snow...
That's one of the rubber-coated twist-ties I used to anchor the post and trail cam to a clump of sagebrush it was tucked in.
And finally, after 36 minutes of fun...
Appears this character prefers portraits over landscapes.