Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Relaxed Visit

While watching the horses through the window enjoy their new sand dunes, I became aware of some movement between the deck and the gate to the horse paddock.  Right before my eyes, a coyote laid down in the shade to enjoy watching the horses too.  My experience with coyotes is usually having them come through at night in packs, whooping it up over fresh meat and waking up everyone in the neighborhood.  I took pictures through the window until it finished its siesta and went on its way.








10 comments:

Reddunappy said...

Healthy looking 'yote!

sydney K said...

Healthy looking guy. We have too many around here though they have been creating problems. My donkey does nutty when they come into the holler. He is the coyote punisher.

Katharine Swan said...

Until he looked at you and stood up, I could have sworn it was a dog, had you not told us it was a coyote. He sure was a handsome one, though! I think they are beautiful animals, though I do regret that the ones near us slaughtered all the chickens at the barn.

Cheryl Ann said...

I saw one this morning while driving to school. Yes, this one looks well fed...

Dreaming said...

Wow! I've never seen one taking it easy like that! Great shots!

Paint Girl said...

Wow. A very healthy coyote! The last one I saw was across the street from the Arab farm I used to work for (and sometimes still do) and it was so sick looking.
I haven't heard coyotes around here in awhile so am hoping they moved on after they munched on all the neighborhood cats (sad, but true). But everytime I was in Arizona, man oh man are they loud!! One night at dinner there, we were sitting outside eating and the coyotes went crazy and I got sad thinking about what they were after... a small dog or kitty. Breaks my heart but I know it is a part of life. That is why I have indoor only kittys now!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Yes, I've known plenty of cats that have ended up as a coyote's dinner over the years. My brother lost one, my neighbors lost some... We even have had to keep our little dogs indoors to protect them. I don't think I've ever lived anywhere that didn't have coyotes. They are very bold (and loud) here in Arizona. I just saw one make the rounds in search of bunnies by my porch this morning.

fernvalley01 said...

how cool! I never catch a shot of them standing still either

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awesome photos! Wow! That last one gives me goosebumps!

~Lisa

achieve1dream said...

Wow! Those are awesome photos!!