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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of four. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nighttime at the Carrion Cafe

Guess who's the boss here? 

A cool grassy breeze wafted through the window and over my sleeping bag. 

The yodel dogs gave a full-throated chorus, and I dozed off.

Not for long.

They yapped the rest of the night -- reassurance that a lot was happening at the Carrion Cafe. 

The cameras would be working overtime. 

Many of the 142 coyote pictures were of a hungry big-eared pup.

It still has growing to do if its body is going to catch up to the size of its head.

Here's a bigger coyote for comparison, presumably one of big-head's parents. 

The Cafe was a rough place to take a meal. 

Mom and dad made ugly faces and snarled at anyone who tried to butt in. 

It got downright scrappy.

And it looks like big-head got his butt kicked.

Take home message for family 'yotes at the Carrion Cafe? 

Watch your back and eat fast. 


Owlman said...

Congrats on the great action photos of coyotes.

suek said...

That pup coyote sure looks like he needs a meal...

Wow Gold said...

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