Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Is He Wily?

Coyote I
Originally uploaded by PhoebeJ.
I was enjoying a lovely day in Kent. Nicholas and I were sitting in the screen porch when he suddenly became alert and moved to the screen in the center. I looked up and saw this coyote up near the pool. Grabbed the camera and went up that way and got this shot of him near the fence.

This is allegedly a young coyote and he apparently had been hit by a car. One of his hind legs was injured, but he has made a pretty good recovery. He can move swiftly and quietly. He hangs around Kent Hollow because there are crab apples, small game, roadkill and the occasional kielbasa courtesy of Walter next door.

Here's the same coyote in my front yard. He (or is it "she") thought he was going to take a nap in my front yard, but when I came out with my camera, he trotted away.

Coyote III

One more good reason for the cat to stay indoors. Here he is watching the feeders and looking out for "our" coyote. BTW since finding out that roadrunners eat hummingbirds, all my sympathy has been with the Coyote.

Nick through the Screen


Danielle said...

Wow, that's pretty lucky. I saw one once...but I was more terrified than fascinated. I was little. Beautiful shots. =)

Nancy said...

Great shots Phoebe...He looks healthier than the ones around here!