Coyote-ess, I Think.

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Caught a glimpse of this lovely lady (I think it is a lady) coming in for a drink of water late yesterday afternoon. Even though I was inside the house, with all of the doors and windows shut, I swear her ears twitched every time my camera focus chime made a noise. I should learn to turn that off.

The water was all gone again this afternoon, and I just filled it yesterday about this same time, so something is really guzzling the water down. We have seen as many as three deer at a time with their heads in the pond, and a trio of javelina come around, too, so I guess between those six good-sized animals, they could easily do away with the available water. I’ll need to start checking it twice a day from now on.

When I was filling it up just now, there was a pair of Scaled Quail that came running out of the underbrush, doing their squawky noises. They came within about six feet of where I was putting water in the pond with a garden hose. They didn’t seem afraid, but they didn’t get any closer, either. They did make a lot of noise, which I took to mean that I should hurry with their water. They were probably pretty thirsty. I don’t know if there is much natural water around here right now as it hasn’t rained in quite a while.

We are entering our warmest part of the year now, with monsoon season expected in five or six weeks. There will be more than enough water then.

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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13 Responses to Coyote-ess, I Think.

  1. gypsy97 says:

    Love the size of that gal’s ears! I’m sure you have as much fun watching her as I did the foxes. I wish California could be looking forward to monsoon season, but if it ever really rains heavily then the damage will begin – hillsides and houses sliding down toward the sea, etc

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    • judilyn says:

      She looked, I thought, a little swollen on the underside, like she is full of milk, but it is hard to tell. She may have pups somewhere nearby. We see small ones at the pond from the critter cam from time to time. Something is really guzzling the water overnight!

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      • gypsy97 says:

        I took another look and it certainly looks like she has milk, and probably needs a lot of water to help produce it. How fun to watch for her (I miss my foxes and hope you get as much enjoyment out of the coyote).

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        • judilyn says:

          My only wish is that I could pet the critters, but alas . . . they know better than to allow human interfacing! The two Scaled Quail that were waiting for me to fill up the pond yesterday afternoon were rather boisterous in their demands. But they knew their safe distance, and stayed outside that perimeter.

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  2. Dale says:

    Beautiful young lady! Almost looks like she is walkingon the fence rail. I think it is probably the javelina that drank all of the water. They can be real pigs, you know. 🙂

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    • judilyn says:

      Yes, I caught that optical illusion – or maybe she is just dainty and well balanced! The javelina haven’t been around much this year, although a herd quietly munched the acorns in the front yard about two weeks ago.

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  3. Kim says:

    She’s beautiful. What a thrill to see (and hear) these animals in person.

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  4. LFFL says:

    Do you live in the woods, Judilyn, the reason you see all these critters?

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  5. Lucy says:

    What a gorgeous creature! You are so lucky to see it in person ❤

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