Wednesday, April 21, 2010
On our afternoon walk today my daughter and I took different paths around a little stand of pines. As we neared where they joined up again, she said "Mom, come here." Then, when I got to where she was standing, pointed toward a rustling sound about 50 yards away. A coyote pup! We quickly called the dog back to us and after watching 'til the pup went out of site we headed in the other direction. There have been coyotes around here as long as we've lived here, and I've seen them on occasion, but never a baby one before. I'd guess it was around 6 or 8 weeks old, but I really couldn't say for sure, with the distance, short viewing time, and lack of knowledge about coyotes. I can say for sure that it was cute.