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Eastern Coyote – Welcome to a photographic journey through the woods, fields and marshes of New England

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Like most carnivores, coyotes do not have permanent homes, other than the maternal dens in which their young are raised. However, when they rest (usually during the day in the East), they often choose to lay down on a knoll within a forest. When they do so, they leave a round depression in the snow, as they sleep in perfect circles when it is cold out, with their heads wrapped around their legs and their tails covering their noses. This impression is referred to as a bed.

One response

  1. Viola

    I learn so much from you and it makes my day when I receive one of your interesting tidbits. I realize you were out there…. today, probably, and found this bed of the coyote while I was indoors readying reports for the IRS! Agh!!!!, something has to change for me. Keep up the great work, Mary!

    January 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm

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