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Coyote in Action - British Columbia We often see coyotes on the river bank while driving up and down the river for work, and we often &quot;chase&quot; them. We are not really chasing them of course. We are just running the river in our boat, but they don&#039;t know that. They are very skittish animals, and they do what they do best when startled: run. <br />
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This particular dog did just that, and for along time. Usually a coyote will do one of two things when we get close to it in our boat: it will either run up the bank and out of sight, or it will simply stop and lie down real low. This dog did neither. It just kept running, making for some interesting shots. This is the best from the series.<br />
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Mind you that our boat cruises at around 40 kilometers an hour and this dog is in a full out sprint. Action,British Columbia,Canada,Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,Winter,mammals,predators Click/tap to enlarge

Coyote in Action - British Columbia

We often see coyotes on the river bank while driving up and down the river for work, and we often "chase" them. We are not really chasing them of course. We are just running the river in our boat, but they don't know that. They are very skittish animals, and they do what they do best when startled: run.

This particular dog did just that, and for along time. Usually a coyote will do one of two things when we get close to it in our boat: it will either run up the bank and out of sight, or it will simply stop and lie down real low. This dog did neither. It just kept running, making for some interesting shots. This is the best from the series.

Mind you that our boat cruises at around 40 kilometers an hour and this dog is in a full out sprint.

    comments (5)

  1. I,d like to see the next couple of images. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Per request, two more images from the series. I never did get a capture of the coyote standing still, as it just kept running until we were past it.
      Coyote in Action ll - British Columbia Another shot of the "running coyote", per request from user Back Water Fox.  Action,British Columbia,Canada,Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,Winter,mammals,predators

      Coyote in Action lll - British Columbia Another photo from the "running coyote", per request from user Back Water Fox. Canada,Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,Winter,action,mammals,predators
      Posted 4 years ago
  2. Awesome Travis! Posted 4 years ago
  3. He looks like a nice healthy guy. All the coyotes I've seen around here look pretty ratty. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Most of the coyotes we see along the river are pretty healthy. I think there is quite an abundance of food there with the riverine mammals, waterfowl that get wounded by hunters and the rodents that stick closer to the river as it gives off warmth in the winter. Posted 4 years ago

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The Mountain coyote (Canis latrans lestes), also known as the Great Basin coyote, is a subspecies of coyote native to British Columbia and southeastern Alberta south to Utah and Nevada. It is similar to ''C. l. latrans'', but has lighter-colored upper parts.

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Jan 24, 2015. Captured Jan 23, 2015 12:17 in Christenson, Creston, BC V0B 1G7, Canada.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/8000s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm