Rough and Tumble Coyote

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On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018, I came across this coyote about 80-100 feet away.  It didn’t bolt right away but gave me a few seconds to get some shots.  As I looked closer at the shots I noticed this coyote had been in some sort of scuffle, unfortunately.  Its right eye was almost swollen shut and its right-rear leg appeared to be injured in some of the photos as it appeared to be holding the foot up off the ground.  In this image, I repaired the coyote’s right eye to give the portrait a more pleasing look. I may post an image showing the injured eye in the future.  I hope he/she is doing okay!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:22 p.m.

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On my visit to the Ridgefield NWR, March 12, 2018, I came across this coyote about 80-100 feet away.  It didn’t bolt right away but gave me a few seconds to get some shots.  As I looked closer at the shots I noticed this coyote had been in some sort of scuffle, unfortunately.  Its right eye was almost swollen shut and its right-rear leg appeared to be injured in some of the photos as it appeared to be holding the foot up off the ground.  In this image, I repaired the coyote’s right eye to give the portrait a more pleasing look. I may post an image showing the injured eye in the future.  I hope he/she is doing okay!

Canon 7D Mark II, 1/1600, f4, ISO 320, 500mm, 2:22 p.m.

2 thoughts on “Rough and Tumble Coyote”

  1. So happy you were able to see this coyote so close. Sad story though about the injuries. I’m at a loss to think of a predator who would scuffle with him. Dog? Eagle?
    Thanks for sharing, Dennis- great shot!

    1. Hi Carolyn, I agree with you about what would tangle with the coyote. I’m thinking the most likely culprit might be another coyote or possibly even a raccoon or otter. Guess we’ll never know! Thanks for your nice comment!

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