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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:41 AM

Coyote Attacks Trail Camera

I check the trail cameras every 3 to 4 weeks. When I checked the Finley Tank camera at Audubon's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch last week I saw that it had been displaced from its normal position. The video revealed why:

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Reply Coyote Attacks Trail Camera (Original post)
Goblor Mar 2016 OP
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2016 #1
Goblor Mar 2016 #3
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2016 #14
Goblor Mar 2016 #2
MADem Mar 2016 #4
Goblor Mar 2016 #5
nxylas Mar 2016 #8
Hekate Mar 2016 #13
KT2000 Mar 2016 #6
Goblor Mar 2016 #7
yuiyoshida Mar 2016 #9
C Moon Mar 2016 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2016 #11
Hekate Mar 2016 #12
Goblor Mar 2016 #16
progressoid Mar 2016 #15
Goblor Mar 2016 #17

Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:14 AM

1. K&R! Fascinating footage!

Thanks for posting! Really loved seeing the coyote close up...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:24 AM

3. Glad you liked it!

The coyotes are definitely a favorite to catch on the trail cameras... More soon!

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Response to Goblor (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:47 AM

14. I'm looking forward to it!

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I know he's a wild animal, but he is adorable in a dog-like way... Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:23 AM

2. Finley Tank

is an oasis located in an otherwise dry southern Arizona grassland. It is a perennial seep that is an important waterhole for wildlife between the winter rains and the late summer monsoons. Its water supports coyotes, javelina, white-tailed deer, black bear, bobcat, skunks, pack-rats and various species of plants, hummingbirds and passerine birds.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:37 AM

4. Why do you suppose he did that? Did he see a reflection of his eye

in the lens and think there was another animal in there, or something?

What cool footage!

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:49 AM

5. Your guess

is as good as mine! In all the years I've used trail cameras to document wildlife, I've mostly seen that they sometimes 'notice' the camera - wildlife may look at it or smell it, but in only one other occasion did they bite at it like this coyote. The other time was a javelina. My best guess is that they see and un-natural object that smells quite different and have to test it...

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:57 AM

8. Maybe the camera was made by Acme

The coyote was going to use it as a component in some elaborate Rube Goldberg device for catching roadrunners.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:43 AM

13. I think I'm going with that scenario.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:08 AM

6. what a great thing to see

the watering hole and the camera attack. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:11 AM

7. Thanks!

It's fun to share cryptic wildlife antics!

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:05 AM

9. oh my

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:10 AM

10. Maybe the camera had a human scent on it?

My German Shepherd mix is awesome to watch when she uses her nose. Sometimes she puts her nose to the ground and sniffs in and out quickly (while I'm walking her on leash). It's really amazing to watch.
I love dogs so much.

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:30 AM

11. What a drama queen....

 

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:43 AM

12. Very cool! What a treat for us. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:02 AM

16. Glad you enjoyed it! N/T

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Response to Goblor (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 06:49 AM

15. Gotta keep those things secured! Even squirrels with steal them...

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Response to progressoid (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:03 AM

17. haha!

go squirrel racer go!

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