Documenting the Diversity of Dallas/Fort Worth Urban Wildlife Since 2005
Coyote – In the Land of Gar
I observed these two Coyotes early one morning on the way into work. It was very foggy when I took the first two pictures, and the generally poor visibility probably contributed to the Coyotes being out and about a little later in the morning than what is typical.
These Coyotes are on a relatively large undeveloped piece of land, complete with a small wooded area and a couple of small ponds. Everything a Coyote needs right in the heart of the Metroplex!
Soon after my first sighting, I set up a Scouting Camera in the same general vicinity. About seven days after seeing the two coyotes in the fog, I started getting photographs. Again, I used apples as the attractant for the Scouting Camera, but it took quite a while for the Coyotes become confident enough to eat them.
This tract is a very small oasis in the middle of a very developed area. It is amazing that these Coyotes can make their living in the midst of such urbanization.