|1st 3: exploring arroyos|
Of course the "O"s spotted it and went nuts, barking and snarling at the curious Canis latrans. I was able to hold them at bay with both hands, but when I took both their leads into my left hand in order to break out my camera, the Heelers were nearly wild. Still the coyote lingered, in part, I think, because I was talking to it, telling it to "Wait." It lingered long enough for me to get several good photos before deciding it was time to leave.
The worst part of the hike--trying to keep the dogs in check on their leads--got even worse as they pulled forward, their noses glued to the earth as they followed the scent of passing coyotes.
|This & next 7: curious coyote|
|This & next 2: more arroyos|
|Ocotillos and the mountains|
|Peaceful looking coyote antagonists|
|The right branch arroyo|
|This & next: a little overnight rain brings new buds ...|
|...on the Nipple Beehive Cactus|
|Ocotillos in sunlight|