I awoke this morning to a serenade by a particular coyote. I was really glad to see him. He’s a young guy who was wounded a couple of months ago. I know this because he was out in my pasture all morning crying and it broke my heart. But, recently, he’s been back, walking with a limp but looking strong and healthy.
I wanted to share what William deBuys has to say about coyotes in the mountains of northern New Mexico. I quote from his wonderful book, The Walk, “Coyotes have been common here seemingly forever. From my first days in this valley, their mad songs have been a particular joy of early summer… the daily yipping and yowling that echoes through the valley… embodies, as perfectly as any sound on earth, a rhapsody of wildness.”
Not too long after I took these pictures a stallion chased the coyote off but I wasn’t able to grab my camera fast enough.