More from the Smokies coyote

More from the Smokies coyote

Coyote near Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo taken February 3. Sort of unusual to see a coyote in the open during the day, but he seems very healthy. He slowly walked away after about 20 seconds.
on Feb 4, 2008 7:26 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 378522


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lcarreau - Apr 2, 2008 1:23 pm - Voted 10/10

In Arizona,

coyotes are more often heard before seen. You have some great photos from the Appalachian area! Very outstanding job catching these moments with your camera !!!
- Larry


johnmnichols - Apr 3, 2008 8:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: In Arizona,

Thanks Larry. It seems like the coyotes in the Southeast are much less vocal (at least from my observation) than their Western counterparts. Their numbers are definitely growing here. I see more and more of them every year -- both in the mountains and in the surburban/urban areas.


Lodewijk - Apr 15, 2008 9:51 am - Voted 10/10


Great photo!Can they be dangerous for humans?


johnmnichols - Apr 16, 2008 8:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great!

Coyotes are not dangerous to humans. They prefer a diet of small mammals like rabbits and rodents. They receive negative coverage when they sometimes stray from their typical diet and target livestock or small domestic pets. They are a very smart and elusive animal and they are gradually taking back much of their former range in the Eastern United States -- which I like. Thanks for the comment.


BobSmith - Dec 16, 2010 1:42 pm - Voted 10/10


like a very young coyote.

While they're not typically dangerous to humans, they have occasionally been known to kill people. Last year a young woman was killed by coyotes in a provincial park in Canada. I forget which park...but just across the US/Canadian border as I recall.

But, yeah, they're generally harmless and I like coyotes. They've filled the niche here in the south formerly belonging to red wolves.

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