Coyote in Tinley Park
The other day my wife came home and told me to go down the street to the lake for a photo opportunity. She said that there were twenty Deer by the lake, eating. I finished what I was doing and then headed out…
As I pulled my car into the parking area, I noticed straight away that there didn’t seem to be any Deer around at all. I went further in so that I could turn around and suddenly, there he was.
I watched and shot a lot of photos. They’re all uploaded to a set on Flickr.
I got some nice shots and he ran around for a really long time. Through my observations I figured that he did probably scare away the Deer, but they weren’t what he was eating when I got there… Instead, he was scaring Geese into the air and then eating their eggs. Very clever.
He was a really good size. Bigger than any Coyote I have seen in a Zoo, and bigger than the Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield Zoo.
He seemed very wary of coming close to me. Although if I had a young child playing outside with one of those around I would probably be quite concerned to see something that big running around.