Sunday, December 13, 2009

All God's Creatures Sunday

When I caught this on Friday, it was all I could do not to run in here and post it! It just made my day, and I felt really blessed to have seen him.

Wile E. Coyote
The fact that he was out here at 12:30 in the afternoon is never a good sign. He was limping, and looked rather confused, lost actually. Across the street, a little farther down, was a woman walking her baby in a stroller. She stopped in her tracks, and for a moment, we all wondered what would happen next. But he kept a wide berth, and continued on to the wash.


Doreen said...

poor coyote. do they come around often?

shabby girl said...

They are always here, you just don't often see them. In the early evenings, or in the middle of the night, you hear them excitedly yipping to each other.
Sometimes in the early morning you will see them on their way back to the wash.
I felt bad for him too. What I've learned living here, is all about the circle of life. If he's sick, he'll be a meal for another. I try not to think about that...

septembermom said...

That was a great shot to capture. Poor coyote. Glad that nothing happened with that woman and her baby.

Barry said...

My dog and I had a memorable encounter with a coyote in the spring, here in Toronto. He looked very hungrily at Lindsay while she backed between my legs.

But then the coyote took off.

I'm not ready for her to get caught up in the great circle of life, just yet.

Scriptor Senex said...

Sadly, where I live there aren't any coyotes - it's the humans you have to worry about!

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you for my critter fix ...both the woodpecker and the coyote in one visit...AWESOME!


GB said...

I've never seen a coyote. We don't have anything like that on Lewis or in New Zealand.

Cynthia L. H. said...

What a serendipitous moment! These are beautiful photos. We have them yipping close by here at night...sometimes it sounds like 50 of them, when it's probably 5 or 6!

Sishir said...

Its my first visit & I must say what a beautiful blog!!!
Very interesting post :)

Linda Higgins said...

Oh aren't they a beautiful animal! Being hurt that is not a good thing...I hope he is in the hills! Isn't that when they are more dangerous...when they are injured???

Max-e said...

Hi Shabby Girl, I love those moments when I come across a wild animal like this. I also have a soft spot for the wild dogs.
Hope you and your family have a really wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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