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A healthy looking coyote...
This is my 1,000 spotting! I was pretty sure this is a wolf, though several people I met in the Cyprus Provincial Park after I spotted it, said wolves were never seen there, and that it must have been a coyotee. There is a story connected to it... I was in the park collecting photos of fungi, but I also really wanted to see a bear. At one point the forest opened out into a meadow, some movement caught my eye, and there was this animal, 20 meters away eating something in the grass. Didn't seem scared of me at all, just finished eating, looked up at me, then wandered off. Later as I was leaving at sunset, it howled 8 - 10 times, and I turned and followed the sound back and was in time to see it trotting across the ski runs into the forest again (last 2 photos) Made my day! And I also spotted 2 bears, mother and baby, eating the plentiful ripe blue berries in the park in the late afternoon. Great day on the mountain!