Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Chance Meeting by Convict Lake

A coyote was strolling on the path along the lake on Saturday afternoon. He turned around to look us over and moved on, probably when he saw no food being offered. We saw another one (or the same one) early Sunday morning, walking through the field in the middle of the campground. During both instances, our dog Amy just watched.

17 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

I've been away also on vacation so I amhhave caught up on your posts. Saw much of my old hood. I like this pix of the coyote. It is always exciting to see the wild look.

Olivier said...

belle prise photographique de ce coyote

beautiful photographs taken of the coyote

Vogon Poet said...

Nice image, so strange to me: I am not much acquainted with coyotes and hope they aren't too dangerous.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow you are very "brave"Tash! So impressive shot and I guess Amy was smart! ;)
God bless you
Léia

Jilly said...

Amazing - So close to you. Super shot.

Maya said...

Oh, it's great that you managed to capture him like this! I've seen a few in the wild, but never had the camera or wasn't ready.

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful shot! Nice capture! We have surprisingly a lot of coyotes in Eagan. Some small pet dogs and cats have gone "missing" in our city ......

altadenahiker said...

I quite like these guys -- smart enough to survive in the wild or in the city. If I'm not mistaken, they mate for life.

James said...

My in-law just got back from a trip to there, Fish Camp and Kings Canyon.
It looks like a beautiful place.

colleenmc said...

did you hear them howling at night...out in the desert it is so eerie because it's like a siren call to some dogs

marley said...

Wow! Are they vicious wild dogs or just not bothered wild dogs?

Babooshka said...

That is a wonderful chance meeting.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Who let the Coyotes Out!!

Linda said...

What long legs! was my first thought. Are they dangerous? The name sounds dangerous, but that's maybe because it has all sorts of hackneyed Wild West associations to a Brit.

John said...

bien joué ! belle prise de vue...
en plus, ce coyotte ne semble pas si farouche

Lois said...

He is definitely posing for you Tash! I've heard about coyotes around here, but have never seen one.

exposemaximum said...

he looks so serious :)