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Cub and Coyote Dispute
This bear cub was enjoying a delicious elk calf carcass when a coyote appeared, looking for a snack. The two of them sparred for a while, with the coyote trying both frontal charges and sneak attacks from the rear. However, the cub successfully defended lunch.

We never saw mother bear.

Spotted northwest of Roosevelt in Yellowstone, May 2010. This area is the most reliable place for me to spot black bears in the park.

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mrchad9Very cool

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

Always interesting to see carnivores feeding.
Posted Jul 19, 2010 1:19 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Very cool

Arthur Digbee

Hasn't voted

Or "not feeding," in the case of the coyote.

Glad you enjoyed it.
Posted Jul 20, 2010 10:28 pm

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Jul 19, 2010 9:03 am

Image ID: 639445
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Lat/Lon: 44.92495°N / 110.43354°W
Object Title: Cub and Coyote Dispute

Image Type(s): Wildlife