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Coyote - Stalker of the Plains Coyotes are very numerous throughout the open grassy meadows and fields of Yellowstone. They can often be seen looking at the ground, listening very intently for any movement of a potential meal. They often hunt for mice, voles, shrews, chipmunks, etc. in the Yellowstone ecosystem, but are considered scavengers and will eat anything they come across. Canis latrans lestes,Geotagged,Mountain coyote,Summer,United States,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,mammals,predators Click/tap to enlarge

Coyote - Stalker of the Plains

Coyotes are very numerous throughout the open grassy meadows and fields of Yellowstone. They can often be seen looking at the ground, listening very intently for any movement of a potential meal. They often hunt for mice, voles, shrews, chipmunks, etc. in the Yellowstone ecosystem, but are considered scavengers and will eat anything they come across.

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  1. Very much reminds me of this scene:

    Black-backed jackal sneaking on Ngorongoro crater floor I took dozens of photos of this spotting of a Black-backed Jackal that seemed to appear out of thin air from the tall grass of the Ngorongoro crater floor. This, however, is my personal favorite. Somehow this pose expresses their sneaky and opportunistic nature. And an opportunist it is. It will scavenge, hunt alone, hunt in packs, or even eat fruits, whatever it takes to not go hungry. Africa,Black-backed jackal,Canis mesomelas,Geotagged,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Tanzania

    Sneaky in the high grass, following its nose, so restless, and using any opportunity that presents itself. Same behavior in mongooses.
    Posted 3 years ago, modified 3 years ago
    1. Yes, I can imagine they are very similar creatures in behavior and lifestyle. Posted 3 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 Dec 5, 2015. Captured Sep 3, 2015 19:48 in US-20, Cody, WY 82414, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm