Our species views the behaviors of Coyotes from our human perspective…. a perspective that often cannot fathom how Coyotes see us and their world.
Three behaviors especially are perceived as aggressive, but this interpretation is the farthest from the truth ~
Following: This behavior is more about their intelligence, which makes them CURIOUS about anyone and anything new.
Staring: This behavior is more about their CAUTION. They are not sure about how you will treat them. Once they figure you out, they are on their way.
Howling and Yipping: This is Coyotes’ language. It is their way of communicating with each other, and sharing the joy of their family.
So if you ever have a like encounter with a Coyote, try to understand any of these behaviors from their point of view. Your encounter shall be far richer. It is magic to share these experiences with our fellow beings.
Photo By: Janet Kessler