Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Coyote pupdate

My coworkers were back out doing the big grassland bird survey. I passed on this final outing since it was getting very difficult to plow through grass that's as tall as me. Nevermind my grass allergies, almost falling into a groundhog hole (since I couldn't see it), too much walking (enough muscle pain to warrant some advil mid-day), waking up at 5 am, and wet pants from walking through dew covered grass. But they got to get some pics of the coyote pups. There are actually five of them, not just three, and they are brazen enough to lie in the company's driveway. They don't mind you in the car, but on foot they scare easily. Kind of like a safari. This is the only picture that is not a butt shot. This little one was on its own and lying in that stone covered ditch. He/She could be the runt or outcast? So snorgle-able!




6 comments:

Road Runner®™©™ said...

Mheep. Mheep.

lioux said...

I still don't understand that New Jersey has coyotes.

?!

Jules said...

I'm with you Lioux. Never heard of that until this year. Now suddenly NJ is full of the cute little creatures that do a lot of not so cute things to children and doggies.

I mean I wouldn't be surprised if there were in like Vernon or very rural areas but Middletown? What's up with that Kartek?

Kartek said...

Coyotes have been in NJ for years. They are very secretive and have adapted to living in a more urban environment. I don't understand everyone's concern over them. Domestic dogs bite more people and hurt other dogs/cats much more frequently than all wildlife in NJ. Yes you will have to watch your small kids while outside (duh!) and not leave your small dog out in the yard unwatched. For the most part, coyotes are very afraid of people and avoid them. It's when people leave food out (garbage), then they become more brazen and less afraid of people.

Colleen said...

Also like, all of these animals were here first, maaaaaan.

Amanda said...

Those things are daaaaaamn cute! Every time I'd drive past Steve's house, I would see everything, from wild turkeys to snakes (usually black racers). One I thought was cassette tape ribbon flying around, but it was a live one desperately trying to get out of traffic. I realized it as I passed it. I think he got away.