A Pair of Coyotes

these two coyotes seem to be mates.

A mated pair?

In my last post regarding a bobcat I mentioned I saw a pair of coyotes.  It was the first time I’d seen a pair of coyotes in Point Reyes National Seashore.  I saw them again yesterday.  I think they are a mated pair.  The one on the right is very light colored, almost white.  Assuming I’m right that they are a mated pair, I assume the light one is the female based on its smaller size.  It is mating season, so I assume they will produce a litter of pups this spring.  I would love to photograph the pups.

At first I was reluctant to post this photo.  It’s not a very good photograph.  However, I decided to post it because it is mating season and because of the unusually light color of the one I think is the female.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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2 Responses to A Pair of Coyotes

  1. Pat Ulrich says:

    It sounds like you’ve really been having a great season with coyotes out there. Very cool to see a pair together on multiple occasions too. Have you been seeing them mostly while driving through the park or from the trails?

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