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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Curious Coyote 2

Starting down LDR-A
Not nearly as frigid (33F) when we started off this morning, but it felt like 26F with the wind.  Dr. K was cold nonetheless, but I felt significantly warmer than I had over the past two days.

Not long after crossing the Tellbrook Arroyo we spotted a curious Coyote on the trail ahead; unfortunately he was too distant for me to get any good photographs.  The ones I got were noticeably pixilated due to distance.  Mr. Coyote was quite interested in us as he stood and than sat for a spell while we approached.  Then he disappeared into the desert to the east of the road.

We hiked up past the spot where we saw him and onward to Second Arroyo.  After a brief respite inside we turned around and headed back.  When I examined the photos of Mr. Coyote after arriving home I noticed that he seemed to have something wrong with his right eye; it seemed partially closed.

Organ Mountains

This + 4:  long-distance view of a curious Coyote





Soaptree Yucca trio

Lone Soaptree Yucca

This and the next:  Soaptree leaves and stalk


Frio

Willow

Willow and Frio

This and the next:  Soaptrees and the Organs


Small Mesquite Trees and Prickly Pear Cactus

Organ Mountains

 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Good photos of that curious coyote even if you couldn't get very close. I wonder if it was the same coyote we saw a few days ago?

Un'Altra Volta a First Arroyo

This & next:  heading down LDR-A We hiked down the LDR-A arroyo this morning, crossed the Tellbrook Arroyo and then headed up LDR to Fir...