Coyotes

All off-topic discussions; a place to discuss anything and everything!
Post Reply
User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:42 pm

Well I got a few shots of a little coyote outside my yard a few days ago, figured I'd share...I'm not sure where this should go so feel free to move it.

Image

(My computer bg)

Image

Image

Image

The images are really grainy first because these are VERY zoomed in (on the computer, not my camera) and second, it's twilight, so just starting to get dark and the little dude was in constant motion. :lol:
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
martinbernstein
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 245
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:14 am
Location: Catskill Mountains

Re: Coyotes

Post by martinbernstein » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:57 am

Nice shots. I'm curious to know if coyotes in your area are as big and wolfy as the ones we get in New York and the rest of the north eastern US. Genetic testing has shown that the population of coyotes in the east, known as the eastern coyote, are up to 30% wolf and 10% dog. These figures vary from state to state, but the bottom line is that coyotes here are very different from the pure western coyote. Much larger and less often solitary. Coyotes are awesome!

Image

User avatar
TerriHolt
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 3274
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:56 am
Location: UK, East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by TerriHolt » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:05 am

he's a cute little guy, great pictures =)
Image

There’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.

The wolf that wins? The one you feed!

~ Cherokee Proverb

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity... I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:15 am

martinbernstein wrote:Nice shots. I'm curious to know if coyotes in your area are as big and wolfy as the ones we get in New York and the rest of the north eastern US. Genetic testing has shown that the population of coyotes in the east, known as the eastern coyote, are up to 30% wolf and 10% dog. These figures vary from state to state, but the bottom line is that coyotes here are very different from the pure western coyote. Much larger and less often solitary. Coyotes are awesome!

Image
Ours are quite small, about mid-thigh to just below the knee on me. Here are a few more pics of my little friend, he's already been dubbed Wyley hehe!

Image

LOVE this one, really shows off how much he looks like a Jackal.

Image

Image

Huuuuge sound catchers (ears) :lol: :lol:

Image

Image

Image

Image
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
HiTenshi16
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 4802
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 7:11 pm
Location: Princeton, TX US
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:16 am

How cool! Looks similar to the coyotes we have out here :)
Image

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:18 am

HiTenshi16 wrote:How cool! Looks similar to the coyotes we have out here :)
Thank you! I had to crouch in the bushes to catch these, in shorts no less :oops: such a bad idea but well worth it :)
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
Valravn
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1051
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Location: Ohio, USA

Re: Coyotes

Post by Valravn » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:08 am

Great shots! :) We have lots of coyotes around here. You can hear them howling sometimes.

User avatar
claireyclaire
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1181
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 3:59 pm
Location: Wiltshire, UK

Re: Coyotes

Post by claireyclaire » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:09 am

Great pictures!
“You can take the dog out of the Wolf Pack, But you can't take the Wolf Pack out of the dog"

User avatar
TParham86
Tamational (Expert)
Tamational (Expert)
Posts: 821
Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:22 am
Location: Arizona (for now)

Re: Coyotes

Post by TParham86 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:04 pm

Outstanding pictures :D Those are some nice shots of the coyote :P

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:02 pm

:D Thank you!
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
CSpiker86
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 375
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:31 am
Location: Jacksonville FL (for now)

Re: Coyotes

Post by CSpiker86 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:00 pm

:D nice pics! i would love to get that close and get some great pics of coyotes
Image

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:33 pm

It's very hard, I was lucky that he was very set on finding some food by my house (the apples from our apple tree fell into the park). The second set is nearly an hour of pictures. I ended up with nearly 150 (burst mode) but deleted over 3/4 of them due to blur. It was very fun though and I learned some tricks for next time, I think he will be back as there are still tons of apples.
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
wicca1
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1287
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:15 pm
Location: scotland

Re: Coyotes

Post by wicca1 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:16 pm

wow lucky you :D

User avatar
AngieH
Tamific (Novice)
Tamific (Novice)
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:29 pm
Location: Ohio, USA
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by AngieH » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:27 pm

Im really impressed!

Though I have caught sight of a coyote once or twice, never long enough to get it picture at all.

Your pictures are amazing!
One's horizon shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~Nin

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:44 pm

I'm so happy that everyone likes them! Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I normally never get pics of them because they are running down the street many blocks away -- so not close enough even if I did have my camera. My friend is a wildlife photographer so she may be coming over tomorrow to try and get some shots :)

They are cute until they do this at 3 in the morning when your window is open :roll:
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
TerriHolt
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 3274
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:56 am
Location: UK, East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by TerriHolt » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:07 pm

they sound hilarious :lol: well maybe on to you at 3am but still :D
Image

There’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.

The wolf that wins? The one you feed!

~ Cherokee Proverb

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity... I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein

User avatar
JulieSmith
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2535
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

Re: Coyotes

Post by JulieSmith » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:51 pm

Great photos he is cute I love the big ears and delicate face

User avatar
Sylvaen
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 5203
Joined: Fri May 07, 2010 3:53 pm
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Sylvaen » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:29 pm

Great photos! Must be really nice to be able to see them up close, right by your house. :)
Image
The future lies before you, like a path of pure white snow...
Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

User avatar
Katlin
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 2739
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Calgary, AB
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Katlin » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:15 am

He's very nice, doesn't even bother going for Max or Snoopy, even when they are trying to attack him through the fence :lol: :roll: He's quite the critter, and yes I love coming down in the morning and seeing the deer walk through the mist or little Wyley and his pack trot over the road, it's a wonderful place to live, Calgary.
Polarose Tamaskan
Polardog Outfitters
Owner of Sierra Kaweah RN RI TDI TRN TTDN CRN-MCL @ Polarose

User avatar
TerriHolt
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 3274
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:56 am
Location: UK, East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by TerriHolt » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:01 am

and i get excited if i see an owl flying past my house :lol:

sounds great to live there... it'd make getting up in the morning worth while eh? :lol:
Image

There’s a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.
The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.

The wolf that wins? The one you feed!

~ Cherokee Proverb

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity... I'm not sure about the former.

~ Albert Einstein

User avatar
Lyss
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Tamthusiastic (Newbie)
Posts: 153
Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:55 pm
Location: Wyoming

Re: Coyotes

Post by Lyss » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:42 am

aww those are great photos!! Wyley the Coyote is looking good!

I hear coyotes howling and yapping almost every night, but the most I see are foxes and hawks. Calgary sounds like a wonderful place though. I'd love to see deer first thing in the morning! Or a coyote. Man, that would be awesome :D

User avatar
Hawthorne
Tamificent (Guru)
Tamificent (Guru)
Posts: 1817
Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 11:07 pm
Location: Pennsylvania | USA
Contact:

Re: Coyotes

Post by Hawthorne » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:52 am

Western coyotes do not cross with wolves. Eastern coyotes have crossed with the Eastern species of wolf: Canis rufus or Canis lycaon. (The Red Wolf and / or the Algonquin wolf). There is no genetic evidence that coyotes have ever crossed with Gray wolves. There is a lot of detail about this that I won't go into here, but if you're dying to know you could watch my thesis film here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/coyotegyrl# ... nzq0uPWyVQ

There are six parts. :oops: It did not turn out the way I wanted so please be gentle. I tried to cram *everything* about coyotes into a film...and lost my animator at the last minute who was to animate the Trickster sections. :cry:

Basically, the further away from Algonquin Park you get (going south) the more dilute the wolf genes get. Someone from SUNY Syracuse sampled all the coyotes shot in a coyote hunting contest in Pennsylvania, and every one of them have wolf genes. Until then, it was not known for sure how far south these wolf genes go--but they're here in PA!
Tracy Graziano
http://www.hawthornetamaskan.com

bark as if no one can hear you
catch the ball on the fly
lick like there's no end to kissing
sleep on a sofa nearby
jump like the sky is the limit
sit by the fire with friends
stay with the ones who love you
run like the road never ends

Post Reply