Wild canids are special to me. On the North American front I am particularly fond of red wolves, coyotes and their hybrids the “coywolf”. The red wolf is declared extinct in the wild other than a handful of captive-bred animals that have been released into various remote areas. The reason for extinction designation was hybridization […]
This video from North America is called Coyote and Red Fox. From PLOS magazine: Coyotes and red foxes may coexist within urban landscapes Different habitat types help partition coyote and red fox ranges in urban areas January 24, 2018 Coyotes and red foxes may select different types of habitats for their home ranges, helping them […]
Surroundings are deceiving. Although the face of this coyote appears to be in the wild. His approach is wary. Coyote… face in a crowd of suburban homes nestled around a wetland refuge. Weekly Photo Challenge: 02-21-18 “A Face in the Crowd“
Bosque del Apache: Epilogue Her pale yellow eyes were locked on to me and I “felt” them before I saw her. My attention was fixed on the male standing astride the road about a half-mile distant. I knew I couldn’t get a quality photograph that far away but any opportunity to record an image of […]
It’s cold out here, in the countryside, as I type this.
Our pack of local coyotes moved on a long time ago. I haven’t heard them in a year. My hopes are that they’ve found better territory. People out here don’t like coyotes.
People out here sell illegal fireworks and use guns illegally. In residential areas, in their backyards, in their fields. Someone local confided to me that “I took a shot at a coyote today and missed. Damn it.”
Justice for persecuted species like the coyote isn’t waiting in an afterlife, and it’s not going to come from the federal government. It’s here and now. Having said that, we have three new projects potentially in the works for 2018, including a documentary! A professional documentary on the horrors of coyote trapping, poisoning, hounding, and hunting, along with some pointed commentary on the outdated, cruel fur trade. A documentary to post online, and to make available for free for coyote advocates who would like to hold showings in our own communities. Watch this space.
The news is going from bad to worse. We’ve just learned that President Trump has given the go-ahead for construction of two oil pipelines – Keystone XL and Dakota Access.
While at Algonquin Provincial Park last weekend, it was a delight to see not one, but three wolves.