Friday, November 3, 2017

The Dog Days of Winter

Back in September 2015, I wrote a post about the "dog days of summer," playing with the expression to showcase a pair of juvenile coyotes and how dog-like they act.

Well, this past winter I had another hilarious reminder of coyote canid characteristics. But this time at a trail cam that was set in the White Mountains, at just over 10,200 feet in elevation.

November 28th 2016, 5:20pm: a serene evening scene, with "winterized" coyote:

calm coyote

Then, on February 2nd at 3:24pm, after the trail cam spent most of January buried in snow...

coyote digging out cam trap

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

That's one of the rubber-coated twist-ties I used to anchor the post and trail cam to a clump of sagebrush it was tucked in.

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

cam trap as chew toy

after cam trap as chew toy

And finally, after 36 minutes of fun...

after cam trap as chew toy

Appears this character prefers portraits over landscapes.

Dogs.

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