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When you gotta go, you gotta go

A bit of a Friday funny for you. This coyote in Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado had to answer nature’s call recently.

A coyote answers the call of the wild at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A coyote answers the call of the wild at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

 

My what big teeth you have!

This good looking coyote was keeping close watch over the breakfast it had just caught. It must have had a bit of a long night of prowling as I snapped this pic mid-yawn.

A coyote yawns while keeping close watch over its breakfast.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A coyote yawns while keeping close watch over its breakfast. (© Tony’s Takes)

Coyote nabs its breakfast

This beautiful coyote was proudly carrying its prey through a field this past weekend and then laid down to enjoy the meal. What is it eating? I honestly cannot tell. My best guess is a frozen toad / frog but none of my pictures really gave a definitive answer.

A coyote walks through a field with its meal.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A coyote walks through a field with its meal. (© Tony’s Takes)

Who is watching who?

A coyote keep close watch on the photographer at Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado yesterday. This handsome guy was closely guarding its breakfast and while it was wary of my presence, it wasn’t too concerned and didn’t run off.

Coyotes are amazingly adaptable animals and have not been greatly impacted by human expansion. They range across North America and some have even been seen into Central America and Panama.

View more images of this beautiful coyote and other wildlife from today below.

A coyote keeps close watch on the photographer.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A coyote keeps close watch on the photographer. (© Tony’s Takes)

The Standoff: Coyote and Young Deer Wait for the Next Move

Following a first attack, a deer and coyote size each other up. Absolutely amazing sequence of events this morning at Rocky Mountain National Park. The story is a bit lengthy but worth reading.

We were just starting out on a hike when we hear what almost sounded like a bird screeching or a kid making sounds. Didn’t give it much thought initially then there is a burst of motion behind us and a young deer is running through the grass with one coyote running alongside trying to latch on, another not far behind.

The deer smartly ran to the edge of the parking lot for safety while the coyotes were too skittish to follow near humans. Naturally I didn’t have the right lens on for this type of thing as I was planning to take landscapes (UGH!). I ran to my car, swapped lenses and captured this image.

The deer thought it was safe so bounded out the other side of the parking lot while the coyotes looked on. Unfortunately the deer chose to circle back where it originally came from and the wily coyotes did as well.

We hear more ‘screeching’ from the other side of a bunch of trees and here comes the deer toward us again at full speed. Again the coyotes backed off not wanting to come close to humans. They kept their distance as they worked their way around us, closely watching the deer.

Last we saw, the deer was bounding over a hill with the coyotes in pursuit. Just amazing to witness!

The standoff.  After being attacked, a young deer prepares to make its escape from a coyote.  (© Tony’s Takes)

The standoff. After being attacked, a young deer prepares to make its escape from a coyote. (© Tony’s Takes)

What’s over there?

A curious coyote pup keeps a close watch on the photographer.  😉   Taken Sunday, June 22, 2014 in Thornton, Colorado.

“What’s over there?” © Tony’s Takes

What’s going on back there?

A winter’s day out at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge found this coyote out and about.  He was yipping back and forth with another coyote on the other side of the boundary fence and seemed troubled that he couldn’t get to the other.

February 22, 2013 - Coyote checking out what is happening behind. (© Tony’s Takes)

February 22, 2013 – Coyote checking out what is happening behind. (© Tony’s Takes)

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