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Photography: Wily Coyote in the Backyard………

SwittersB & Fly Fishing. Well, admittedly I have not been wetting a line of late. Soon, but in the meantime I am catching and releasing, so to speak, other beautiful creatures. This morning, my wife (hmm? shrieked? or loudly exclaimed) let me know there was something unusual in our backyard. I moved toward the window to see a coyote hopping about the backyard as if playing or stalking, almost like a cat does.

I grabbed the camera. Slid out the back door, careful to not let a our dogs or cats out to complicate the moment. I saw the coyote nearby. Focused upon me but not skittish. The coyote moved, stopped, looked, moved toward the escape route. I snapped away and caught something after all.

We have had coyotes for the 16+ years we have lived here. We live on the edge of development and undeveloped farm land and wetlands. I have never been able to capture one before. Today was a good day. Heck, this week was a good week: a bat and a coyote! In Portlandia!

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5 Responses to “Photography: Wily Coyote in the Backyard………”


  1. August 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    One of my favourite Bugs Bunny cartoons –
    “Wile-E-Coyote Suuper Genius”

  2. August 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I’ve never seen a coyote up close and I must say, this one is beautiful!

  3. 3 Amy
    August 5, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Wow!! Great photos!

  4. August 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Wow what a great way to start the day…this is just so cool!!!


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