I started my morning yesterday on Antelope Island State Park with a mated pair of singing Song Dogs. I had just gone past the marina when I heard their song and spotted them so I was able to turn around and found a position where I was close enough to photograph them and far enough away so that I didn’t stop from their early morning serenade. Way off in the distance I could hear other coyotes answering this pair.
The Coyote on the left has come a long way since it was injured back in February. I can barely see any scarring on its muzzle but the “Roman Nose” appearance does make it easy to identify. I am certain now that it is a female because she is the smaller of the two. It looks like she has lost some hair on her tail because it is not thick and bushy.
Sitting in my Jeep and listening to coyotes sing for 5 minutes was an awesome experience and a great way to start my day. Bird photography was slow on the island but this pair of coyotes made the trip more than worth it.
Life is good.
I respect coyotes because they are wild animals and will keep my distance because they are wild but some people aren’t very knowledgeable about coyotes like this woman that I read about yesterday who “thought” she saw coyotes while hiking. If you want a chuckle I suggest reading the news article Hiker climbs tree to escape coyotes, gets stuck for 5 hours. I am still shaking my head about that story.