I absolutely LOVE those "pouncing" pics!!!!!!!
Sherab, we heard coyotes on the farm when I was growing up and saw tracks in the winter in the outer fields on the farm.
I was just pondering why they never came close to the barn .... oh the farm dogs on leads at different parts of the main farm!!!! and guess what! Mainly they were GSD's!!!!!!
Then I remembered your posts how the Coyote's would come close to your house until you got Fenris! HMMMMMM
vlkea01: that was a neat link & pics. Didn't know about subspecies. The pics of the Broward coyotes have a similar face to the Eastern Coyote. Thanks for sharing!
The coyotes (when seen) around North Brandford / Wallingford, CT didn't look like the Eastern Coyote pic and looked more like the Western Coyotes in that shared article.
So I looked for a pic of coyotes in CT. I came across this link: http://www.ct.gov/de...a=2723&q=325992
Western Coyotes migrated East (in the Northeast) and they were Western Coyotes when they started - LOL!
Woodrat & Sherab you two are right on!!!!!: Interesting Facts (from Connecticut article)
Eastern coyotes are generally larger in size than their western counterparts. Recent genetic research has attributed the eastern coyote's larger size to interbreeding with Canadian gray wolves.
vlkea01: Tayamni "stalks" also! I know what you mean about the tall grass. I imagine Tayamni there, in Plains grass, stalking from a down position - flat and then slowly doing her crouch / stalk moving forward. She does this in the dog park and thinks she is invisible.
I don't picture her as a Coyote but in a pack of AI Dogs, herding Deer or Elk or cutting one out for a hunter to take. Maybe help drive a herd of Buffalo off a cliff before horses were here???? I won't hope she knows enough to stop and not go over the cliff. Yes, I have a good imagination sometimes