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Coyotes are among my favorite mammals even though I know a great many people fear or hate them. I know they belong, I know they help to keep nature in balance and that their foothold is as strong as mine is on this gorgeous planet. One of the nicknames for a Coyote is the “Prairie Wolf” and like wolves; they can be very efficient hunters. This Coyote strolled along the causeway to Antelope Island hunting as it went and caught several voles while I photographed it.

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I wouldn’t care for a breakfast of a furry vole but the Coyote sure loved it. The light was low enough that I could not completely freeze the motion of the vole’s tail wiggling in the Coyote’s jaw but I like this image anyway.