Sharing moments in time…

Wolf Wannabe (Coyote)

Many people visit Yellowstone with the expectation (or at least desire) to see Wolves.  Many also think they have seen wolves, when in reality, they have caught a glimpse of a Coyote running through the brush.  Coyotes are far more numerous in Yellowstone (and just about everywhere else) and are a frequent sight for visitors.  This Coyote was just walking along the edge of some bushes by the side of the road and caused a major traffic jam.  He didn’t seem to mind the attention as he just kept on his way and didn’t bother to run into the deeper bushes for cover.  Within about ten minutes, everyone had seen him and he had the area back to himself.  It may not be a wolf but it is a handsome creature in its own right.

No, I didn’t see his cartoon friend the roadrunner……

11 responses

  1. Beautiful photo. I would love to visit Yellowstone – it’s been on my wishlist since I was a little girl, so thank you for taking us along for your visit! 🙂 Hopefully one day I’ll get to see it for myself, but until then your pictures are a wonderful glimpse into the beauty of Yellowstone.

    June 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • Dounia,
      Thanks you for that beautiful complement – I’m glad to act as your “travel agent” until you can go yourself

      June 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

  2. originalribenababy

    Damn that roadrunner! 😉

    I remember feeling bad for the coyote even as a child… That probably says I had the weight of the world on my shoulders from a really young age!!

    June 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    • Laura,
      I hate it when cartoons inflict lasting psychological damage!!

      June 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      • Oh the damage was done LONG before WB got in on the picture 😉

        June 8, 2012 at 3:35 am

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    • Jackie – thanks for the advertisement – I’m honored to provide the “roaming moments” you allude to! I’ll try to live up to your most generous descriptions.

      June 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

  4. We were blessed in 2006 to see the wolves in Yellowstone Lamar valley, we had to get up at 3:30am but we saw the entire pack. It was a gift from GOD for sure.

    June 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

    • Melody,
      ABSOLUTELY! I got to see 3 wolves in the Lamar Valley also (hint: not great pics but tune in Monday).

      June 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

  5. Gorgeous!

    June 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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