Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cove Ave: Stuff You Missed This Year, Coyote

Photos: Corralitas Drive Neighbor, August 31, 2013, 8:07 AM.  It never ceases to amaze me how well adapted coyotes are to blend in with their surroundings.  Many longtime neighbors have never even seen a coyote.  The coyotes' camouflage could be one reason why.

A neighbor stopped her car & shot some photos (with her phone, from the safety of her car) of a big, healthy male coyote who quite nonchalantly crossed her path on Cove Ave near Fair Oak View Terrace.. 
Even zoomed in from the wide shot, the coyote is hard to see with his head in a gopher hole.
The neighbor reported the coyote seemed to be on a regular route, searching for food, which is typical behavior.
These photos have not been altered for color or contrast.  It is possible that is blood on his neck.  Or it may be a weird color shift in the digital camera or reflection. 

Stuff you missed this year: we shoot & collect tons of photos.  So we try to wrap up the year with some interesting ones we never got a chance to run.