Sunday, November 29, 2009
Irresistable can in the ditch
Once you punch a few holes in the can, the aging process begins.
After a few warm days the mackerel becomes an even more powerful attraction to carnivores.
The first yodel dog (above) appeared 5 days after Craig staked the can, and there were 8 more visits over the next 23 days.
A pair of coyotes, perhaps the residents, passed by without approaching the sample closely.
The others were apparently singletons/transients who sniffed deeply of the brewing fish,
and scratched at the soil.
And at least one clever coyote tried to lift the can off of the rebar stake.
There's no telling how many different yotes we photographed, but it is clear that the gully is used by more than the pair.