I came across this Coyote back in June of 2010 while driving the tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I first saw it in an open field just at sunrise. When it saw my pickup it headed for these American Lotus plants that were growing in one of the sloughs. I was able to get several photos before it figured out that it was not hidden as well as it thought it was. After a short time it moved into a wooded area where it disappeared.
I had to do some research and I am guessing that the plants in my photo are of the American Lotus. As always, if I am wrong, please let me know. These plants are numerous at the refuge this summer and I wanted to use this photo to give you an idea about the size of these plants. I read that the American lotus is a perennial plant that is often confused with water lilies.