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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Coyote Pack on a Frosty Morning

Forgive me for a mostly-photo post today. I finally went to the doctor for left-over symptoms of a cold that I had at Christmas, and it turns out that I have a sinus infection. I started my antibiotics yesterday, and I feel as if I can barely function. I'm so tired! I'm hoping that's a good sign that the medicine is working.

Today I want to share some beautiful photos of coyotes on one of our hoar frost covered mornings recently.

As Shyla and I headed up toward where the coyote pack photos were taken, the world looked like this - simply gorgeous in my opinion.

Shortly beyond this point, the coyotes had gathered around a wildlife marking spot. I didn't know it but Shyla did. She added her two cents to the messages left earlier by the coyotes.

You'll see from these photos that Shyla's nose had told her to mark almost exactly where the coyotes had been.

The first coyote came through about an hour before the rest of the pack. He left a message.

An hour later, a group of coyotes came through. Here was the forerunner.

Then the pack arrived. I thought that it was cool that we were all so close together, gathered around the marking spot.

Then, they all seemed to become more wary for an instant.

Very quickly, most of them went back to sniffing except for the gorgeous one looking very noble on the left.

Then, they started to leave, one by one. Each of them left pee-mail on the marking spot.

The last message...
I love coyotes. I have a video of a coyote pack howling on Youtube, and I'm consistently shocked by the hateful comments people leave about coyotes. I delete them but there always seem to be more haters viewing it. I wish that these magnificent animals would be appreciated as our most successful wild canine.


  1. I love that way of communication... but I rather be the penpal of such a guy than to meet one in the furs :o)

  2. Wow what amazing photos! These are beautiful animals. I admire their resourcefulness too, since they can adapt to being close to humans and some even in cities! Interesting that Shyla joined the marking party.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Love them. We are in the middle of a rather large pack right now, we can hear pups but no sightings of the little ones yet. Torrey answers their calls, but she is wary if she hears them when she is outside.

  4. Those coyotes are beautiful and look very healthy. The coyotes here are skinny runts
    Lily & Edward

  5. Those thick coats must ward off the cold so well, and they are beautiful, a face that seems to be so full of expression. And Shyla, had she found that spot by nosing around first? Antibiotics, they do make you feel rather spaced out, and maybe rest is what you need as well. Even an hour's nap with the duo will help I'm sure. ( Just my thoughts).

  6. Love your wild life photo's. It's simply beautiful there. LOL although we're southerns so it looks terribly cold.

    Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and The Furriest

  7. We are coyote lovers here. Around here we have heard them howling in the night but we have never seen one. Keep the pictures coming.

  8. What gorgeous photos! We feel a certain connection to the coyotes here and love hearing them at night.

  9. We think they're beautiful and in their natural environment!

  10. That pack is beautiful. Misty loved listening to them the other night. She was just so cute with her head tilting left and right as she tried to figure out what she was hearing.

    Hope the meds kick in quickly and you are feeling better soon.

  11. We used to hear coyotes around here a lot, but haven't much lately. I'll have to go watch the video, even though I find their calls eerie, they are so cool. I'd better wait until Luke and Cricket aren't in the room though!
    Feel better soon! I know all about how little fun it is to not be feeling well, it took me well over a week to get over my stomach bug.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. We think they are cool animals, but living in the suburbs, we don't like it when they follow us. They are supposed to be pretty harmless, and just curious, but it worries us a bit.

  13. They're beautiful animals but they make our dad very nervous when he sees them on our property because of all of his waterfowl.

  14. I admit when I saw what I can only assume are coyote tracks not far from my house last week, it made me a bit nervous. But in the 4.5 years we have lived in the country, I have seen one, heard them once. I have heard a wolf 2x as well. I am more nervous that if I have Phod off leash he could come across one. But I am so glad they are around! Perhaps a little fear and healthy respect is a good thing!

  15. Such beautiful animals that have been displaced by so many developers...I also hate hearing complaints about them.

  16. They sure made sure the peeMail messages were ready for delivery.

  17. the coyote's are beautiful animals
    Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  18. I hope you feel better soon! The coyotes you all have look so different from the ones down here.

  19. I hope you are feeling better. The coyotes are beautiful but they do scare us low landers

  20. OMD, those are beautiful! We have LOTS of coyotes here! I saw one just the other week when Gpa was walking me early in the morning..crossed right in front of us!!!!! And we live in the burbs! Gpa was proud of me for not lunging or barkin' and stuffs. Ma was happy to! BOL
    I don't understand the haters either...I think they just don't understand...or want to.
    Oh, and I wonder what they told you in their peemail Shyla! hehehe
    Ruby ♥
    pees: I hopes you feel better soon! those infections really suck!

  21. Stunningly gorgeous! Sorry you're a bit under the weather still. Feel better soon. The photos belie your not feeling up to snuff. They are (as always) fantastic. Get some rest and enjoy the hoarfrost from inside. 😁

  22. These are beautiful photos Kbb. Coyotes deserve to have a place to live,,, just as much as anyone or anything.
    We hope you are feeling better.


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