Late Morning Coyote

In the spring I see a lot of Coyotes staying out later at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This is a great time of year to photograph them. This one was hunting the edge of a plowed field.

Late Morning Coyote Photo

A Coyote At The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma

Coyotes are primarily nocturnal, but can often be seen during daylight hours. They were once essentially diurnal, but have adapted to more nocturnal behavior with pressure from humans.

Despite being extensively hunted, the coyote is one of the few medium- to large-sized animals that has enlarged its range since human encroachment began. It originally ranged primarily in the western half of North America, but it has adapted readily to the changes caused by human presence and, since the early 19th century, has been steadily and dramatically extending its range. Sightings now commonly occur in a majority of the United States and Canada. Coyotes inhabit nearly every contiguous U.S. state and Alaska. They have moved into most of the areas of North America formerly occupied by wolves, and are often observed foraging in suburban garbage bins. (Wikipedia)

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2 Comments

  1. Julie G. June 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    They are beautiful creatures! Wonderful photograph, Steve!

  2. Steve Creek June 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Thank you Julie!

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