Sleeping Coyote Pup

September 18, 2017  •  1 Comment

This Coyote Pup decided to take a nap while I was photographing it. I have been photographing several Coyote Pups at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma the past several weeks. (Coyote Pup, Another Coyote Pup, and Coyote Pups Are Growing) These are wild animals that have become accustomed to seeing humans in their vehicles parking nearby and photographing them.

I'm sure they will soon relocate to a different area of the refuge soon because the farmers have been harvesting the crops that are grown on the refuge. These coyotes seem to like hanging around the edges of these fields for food and cover. When to crops are harvested this will leave the Coyote Pups more in the open and I don't think they will like it.

I read that Coyotes dens are abandoned by June to July, and the pups follow their parents in patrolling their territory and hunting. Pups may leave their families in August, though can remain for much longer. The pups attain adult dimensions at eight months and gain adult weight a month later. These pups are getting to this stage.

I also read that Coyotes walk around 3 – 10 miles per day, often along the trails such as logging roads and paths. These pups may do some walking at night, but they seem to always come back to the same spot every morning.

 

Coyote Pup - 091417-4767Coyote Pup - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma


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Greg Topp(non-registered)
Steve,
I could look at these beautiful animals all day long! Thank you again!
Geg
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