Lurking in the Garden

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I woke up early one morning about a week ago, looked out the window as I usually do, didn’t expect to see anything different, because I usually don’t, but that morning, I saw this:

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That guy was in the flower garden, just a few feet from the house!  Nevertheless, that’s an amazing way to start the day!

Coyotes (Canis latrans) are a member of the dog family. Canis latrans means “barking dog.”  As a “top of the food chain” predator species, they play a valuable role in naturally controlling other species, such as rodents and Canada geese.

Thick dense fur can sometimes make coyotes appear larger than they really are. In Oregon coyotes typically weigh between 22 and 30 pounds.

Their primary diet is made up of small rodents, but coyotes are opportunistic and will consume a vast array of foods including birds and insects, fruit and vegetables, human garbage and compost, outdoor pet food and small free-roaming pets.

http://audubonportland.org/wcc/urban/coyotes

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2 thoughts on “Lurking in the Garden

  1. Interesting that you looked out just then! Imagine how startled we were when a small pack of them appeared in our back yard in Cupertino!

    • Nancy, I would expect to see them out here, much more so than in your back yard. We saw him once again up near the house–makes me think twice about walking around exploring!

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