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Canis latrans


Two Coyotes walked on the trail right towards me and a friend then diverted downhill. They seemed totally comfortable with us. The animals at Las Gallinas ponds are weirdly comfortable with people. The facial profile of the one closest is incredible, to me. She also strikes me as eerily intelligent when she stares right at you.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Yeah they're usually scared of humans but sometimes you will get a few that don't mind people so much. For example Coyotes in the San Diego, CA area are so comfortable with people they will outright attack kids playing in the middle of suburbia. an unwelcome thought.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 11 years ago

We have coyotes here. They were in my woods one night when I was walking near the woods. Too close for comfort for me.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Thanks Scott!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

haha thanks Yuko.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Wow! I can't believed you noticed that. I thought it was just how the shape of the face was formed at first. Haha and yes, they are all around my house and when they wake me up in the middle of the night with their howling, let's just say I don't mind! :)

EmilyMarino 11 years ago

Man, don't you just love coyotes! I love their cunning, intelligence and the mystery that surrounds them. There is nothing better than hearing a pack "sing" in the middle of the night!

The Coyote with the "eerie look", appears to have some swelling around her left eye. You can also see some discharge from that eye as well. It's possible she has an abscessed tooth or that she was bit in the face by another coyote. She may have also sustained an injury during a hunt as well. Hopefully it's not serious! Beautiful shot of the two of them together!

Josh Asel
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Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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