Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Tuesday, May 8, 2012

And then there were 4 (coyotes)~Outdoor Wednesday 050912



My coyote adventures continue.  This morning I wasn't sure if I'd even make it out for my morning walk.  I've had a stomach virus for 3 days and well, I was tired and weak.  But, as I was driving by, my car turned out toward the golf course and I was there!  So, I decided to take only a short walk.  But, as I got out of my car, I immediately spotted a coyote up in their usual spot, which is a slight ridge on the outer fringes of the golf course.  There are some acacia trees up there and they like to sit there and survey their "kingdom" and all who enter it.  So, I walked down the dirt road which parallels the water courses and on my way back, I saw 1 coyote, then 2...then 3...and finally 4!!!  I've never seen 4 of them together in one spot and the most I'd ever seen up until now was 2 of them together.  Four, however, was a little intimidating, so I yelled at them and waved my arms, "I am NOT your breakfast!"  They immediately scattered.  I managed to take a couple of photos with my hands shaking, but only 2 are actually visible.  However, there WERE four of them!  It makes me a little nervous now knowing that they are so close to where people (and dogs) actually walk.  I had heard them off in the distance one morning, but now that they all appear to be in one spot, I'm a little more cautious.  Outdoor Wednesday for May 9, 2012.  I took these pics with my little Nikon Coolpix. I didn't have my big Nikon or Canon with me.  Seems like every time I have either one of those cameras, there are no coyotes to be spotted!  To visit Outdoor Wednesday, please go to:   http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Gaelyn said...

That's an exciting sighting!

TexWisGirl said...

they have some great terrain to hunt and hide in there. hope you're feeling better!

Teresa said...

I haven't seen ONE in person yet, let alone FOUR!

A family of coyotes--probably a very odd sighting!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I like your series of coyote posts... really interesting, and hope you keep dropping by to check up on them!