Here are the coyote twins -
They were pretty far away for a photo. Do they look hungry to you?
It sounded close. I went around the corner of the house and looked towards the tree that you see in the photo and there was a big coyote in just about the same place, only facing the other direction.
I said to him, "What are you doing howling during the day? You are only supposed to howl at night."
The coyote was so surprised that someone talked to him that he jumped right up in the air, and then ran up the field. Then in a little bit he stopped and turned around and looked at me. Then he started barking. He didn't like being startled like that!
A mother coyote had a litter of little coyote pups in some pear trees that are a little further to the north of our house. Here is what the pear trees look like. The biggest trees are very old and many little trees have come up all around them so it is a real thicket. You can see that below. Maybe you can see the black and white magpie sitting on a stump to the bottom right as well. I wonder what else might be in there?
One day I left to go to the grocery store. When I left, I saw her bringing one little pup across the field. When I came home the pup was sitting in the driveway. He was playing with a stick. Jumping on it, he threw it in the air. The mother coyote had left him there, while she went hunting.
What a funny little coyote! I wonder if his mother told him to stay in the ditch and he was just too curious and wondered what was outside of it? That made me laugh. He was so cute. He looked just like a puppy.