This observation is of a Coyote-Raccoon encounter. The Raccoons were attracted to the site by a cache of apples. Then a Coyote appears on the scene. Unlike the Coyotes in previous observations, this one did not eat any of the apples, and was possibly attempting to hunt the Raccoons. The Raccoons beat a hasty retreat, and did not return to the area again until almost an hour and a half later.

For this series of photos I set my scouting camera up in a heavily wooded location near The Colony by the southeast end of Lake Lewisville. Once again I baited the camera with apples, and once again I quickly attracted Raccoons.
For this series of photos I set my scouting camera up in a heavily wooded location near The Colony by the southeast end of Lake Lewisville. Once again I baited the camera with apples, and once again I quickly attracted Raccoons.
Shortly after the Raccoons arrived this fine looking Coyote stopped by to investigate. The Raccoons beat a hasty retreat upon his arrival.
Shortly after the Raccoons arrived this fine looking Coyote stopped by to investigate. The Raccoons beat a hasty retreat upon his arrival.
The Coyote only stayed for a short time before moving on and showed absolutely no interest in the apples. This to me is the key point of this series of photographs. Unlike the Coyote in the previous series, this one did not eat any of the apples, and was possibly attempting to hunt the Raccoons. The Raccoons did not return to the area again until almost an hour and a half later
The Coyote only stayed for a short time before moving on and showed absolutely no interest in the apples. This to me is the key point of this series of photographs. Unlike the Coyote in the previous series, this one did not eat any of the apples, and was possibly attempting to hunt the Raccoons. The Raccoons did not return to the area again until almost an hour and a half later