I really do not understand some human’s hatred of coyotes. I guess that is not really true. I do understand speciesism. I understand how many humans need an out group whether that be other humans or other species. After all, speciesism is the first “ism.” Whenever I see a coyote, I am immediately aware of his or her fear of me. In Kansas, it is legal to shoot coyotes from cars, so this one keeping an eye on me while I took pictures from the car has more to do with fear, I imagine, than curiosity about what I am doing. Respect the coyote.
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I pulled over to watch some deer last week and noticed immediately how on edge they were. Though I wasn’t really all that close, I thought they were disturbed by me, so I started to go on. I looked on the other side of the road before pulling away and there were two coyotes watching the deer. I was right in the middle. I suppose that worked out well for the deer as they moved on after the coyotes took off in the other direction. It happened so fast that I really didn’t have time to compose the best pictures, but it certainly was exciting. Click on pictures to enlarge.
I started around 6:00 AM and the fog was so heavy that I considered turning back. It was a bit creepy, but I’m glad I kept going as the fog didn’t last long. I saw several little blue herons, great egrets, great blue herons, and one fascinating coyote. Click on pictures to enlarge.