Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The better to see you with



Here's a recent game camera shot of a reddish coyote. I still haven't managed to get a better photo of the suspected melanistic (black) coyote. I think this one may be his/her mate. I've gotten a couple of shots of them together, but Red here is always the one in the foreground.

After viewing our previous shots, the local Extension agent agreed that the black canid was most likely a coyote. He advised me to bait the area with meat for a better photo. I'm a little afraid that would attract the wrong element though... stray dogs. There have been a few more of those around lately.

14 comments:

Cookie Jill said...

Linky fixed. Thanks for the heads up. Think I needed a Trenta coffee while blogging yesterday! ;-)

robin andrea said...

Excellent shot of that coyote. We're planning on getting a game cam soon. Just to take a look at a little of that night magic.

Floridacracker said...

How purposeful he/she looks.

Pablo said...

Looks a lot like the German Shepherd in Flike's training class. I'm sure that coyote is better behaved though.

Shannon said...

Cool shot! She sure looks healthy!

amarkonmywall said...

I love the game camera. We might need to set up one of those in Asheville and see if we can get some good photos. Your coyote is really lovely.

Deer Tracking Cameras said...

Very nice shot. Great color.

Jochen said...

Aw, very charming picture and a great title!
Very nice. An early morning smile accompanied by a freshly brewed coffee is what blogging is about (for a European who reads mostly American blogs and is thus 10 hours ahead time-wise).

lisa said...

Sure is on a mission, eh? I just never get tired of the game cam pics, thank you for continuing to post them. BTW, I'm having a seed giveaway at my blog in case you're interested :)

troutbirder said...

Wow that is some shot. I've thought about it but all I'd get would be racoons and bunnies.

Ericka said...

very cool. thanks for sharing!

countrypeapie said...

What a great shot. Moves with intent, yet the bend of its leg seems almost casual.

chickory said...

i love the game cam! id like to get one too. the ones a few posts down were cool in composition...would make interesting paintings. good luck at your show. (found you by way of edifice rex - who could resist a blog called rurality?)

Pamela said...

I'm waiting for BIGFOOT to show up there.