I discovered this Coyote skull deep in the woods near Lewisville Lake. No other bones were found nearby. Just the skull.

It is a small reminder that the beauty of nature often conceals an ugly dark side. Death is seldom peaceful in nature. Nor is it often quick, especially for non-prey animals.

Death catches up with predators like Coyotes typically as the result of age, or illness, or injury. A slow, drawn out struggle with the Grim Reaper usually ensues.

Coyote - Skull

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