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 !!!
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.
Great photo!Can they be dangerous for humans?
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.
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.