Virginia & Two Coyotes


I went for a walk in the bosque at sunset, and caught the pink on the Sandias — there was not a cloud in the sky. I headed north after sunset and ran into two coyotes on the trail. They perked up when they saw me, then high-tailed it in the opposite direction. Then I saw Virginia perched on a branch. It was nice to see Virginia, I hadn’t seen her in months.

31 thoughts on “Virginia & Two Coyotes

  1. Extraordinary photos, Tim. The thought of running into coyotes is worrisome though — especially more than one. Is running the other way their typical behavior? The owl is magnificent. Hugs on the wing.

    • Hi Teagan. Unless you are near their den when they have pups, they will usually run from you. I’ve come up on a group of them in the dark and they scattered. Although, they could decide to attack for any reason. On a change of subject, looking at the news feeds, it’s nice you got out of DC with all the flooding going on.

  2. Surprising the coyotes decided to move in the opposite direction. Generally, they do not back down. They opt to follow to determine what you’re doing.

    • Thanks, Julie. It is magical and really nice, because I go out almost every evening and see all kinds of interesting critters.

      • I think that you have to be a special person with special energy to attract those experiences. I’m glad we get to tag along via your blog!

  3. Such beautiful pictures, Virginia is stunning! I’ve seen a coyote run away from me in the woods I live in, but I’ve also heard they are becoming bolder in urban and suburban areas around town, and coming closer to homes.

  4. How wonderful to see Virginia again! I always love the images of the Sandias. We have coyotes up here too. I see them not infrequently on the golf course, and a couple of times I have seen them cross Wyoming in the middle of the day with a lot of traffic. The Bosque coyotes have a better environment… 🙂

    • Thanks. We have lots of mountains tall mountains in New Mexico and Colorado. The Sandias are on the tail end of the Rocky Mountain chain.

  5. Awww! I do love Virginia. She’s gorgeous 🙂 Every time you post pictures of her, I smile. You must feel the same when you go to this spot and see her there again. Thanks for sharing!

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