Uprooted Magnolia

Coyotes in the Snow

Posted in Nature, Photography, Wildlife, Winter by leahyetter on December 28, 2012

©Leah Yetter Photographer

While Patrick was getting some cows out of a canyon, this fella peeked out to see what all the fuss was about. He quickly ran off and hid but his buddy came in a little closer.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

They were both pretty far away and it was getting dark. I was glad to capture a portrait of each these guys before Patrick came back and spooked them off.

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  1. Melanie said, on December 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Pretty, I think.


  2. cravesadventure said, on December 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Cool Captures – love seeing the wild in the wild! Have a coyote in our neighborhood and he is a big boy. Happy Friday:)


  3. Heather said, on December 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    amazing, would love to see one up close. We have them here, but have yet to see one.


  4. glamrock4ever said, on December 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Never knew Coyotes had such interesting colors in their coats…


    • leahyetter said, on December 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      Yes, they are quite interesting. They vary from grayish-brown to yellowish-gray on the upper parts. The throat and belly tend to be white and reddish-brown on the legs and paws. The underfur on their back is tan and they have long, black-tipped guard hairs. The black-tipped tail has a scent gland. They blend in the rocks really well but in the white snow, they are hard to miss.


  5. Alice said, on December 29, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I know they are pests to many, but I love to hear them and see them.


    • leahyetter said, on December 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Yes, pest is an understatement. They are not good to the deer at all. They have to be kept in check or they multiply and get out of control. I like seeing them though.


  6. Lenore Diane said, on January 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    One man’s pest is another man’s pet…or something like that. 🙂 We have coyotes. I love catching a glimpse of them in the woods. Glimpses are rare. What isn’t rare is hearing them howl at night. Their ‘singing’ fascinates me (and our dogs). Nice captures.


  7. bluebrightly said, on January 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Such great illustrations of camouflage! Their colors really match the grasses & rocks.


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