A Hard Working Coyote

Coyotes are very adaptive animals with the ability to live just about anywhere.

I’ve spotted coyotes in my neighborhood. And, I’ve seen them deep into wilderness areas.

In late January I was originally going to do some hiking in the Catherine Creek area in the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. But, there was much more snow than expected.

As I was leaving the area, I saw a coyote that had seen its better days. It’s coat was spotty and tail had lost its bushiness.

Was it old age or poor hunting conditions? I’ll never know.

Coyote on the hunt

Coyote on the hunt

Catherine Creek Trailhead

Catherine Creek Trailhead

Coyote keeping an eye on me

Coyote keeping an eye on me


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  1. “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

    And for coyotes, I suppose.


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