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.