Originally uploaded by Hotash
this is what greeted me early this morning when i woke for bathroom visit
nearly every night at least once a night we hear a small group of coyotes in the vineyard to the west of us across the river. they are so amazing to listen to -the dogs and cats all have a natural fear of them it seems. we have yet to see a coyote but i can assure you they are nearby :)
i'm curious about how many are living near and if the gathering yelp/barks/yips are a sign of kill or if it's a sign of gathering to commence on a hunt. . .
sometimes we hear them two times a night-i'm leaning toward a gathering call-once around early nightfall and once again around early morning
it's nice to open the upstairs door and listen to them right across the river-everyone is silent at the house while they do their thing. . .