Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Southeastern Indiana Coyote....The middle of April 2007 ,photographed this good looking coyote going through my meadow. Don't see them very often, usually they are very ragged and skinny. Coyotes range through-out the US,Canada and Mexico,and have accumulated to human civilization much better than it's grey wolf cousin. Typical packs consist of 6 closely related adults, yearlings and young. Coyotes reach their full growth in one year, whereas wolves reach full growth in the second year. Coyotes can dig their own burrows ,but usually take the burrows of groundhogs,at least in our area. Territorial ranges can be up to 10 miles around the den. Reports indicate 50 to 70% of pups do not attain adulthood. Reference.......Wikipedia

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Male turkey position in a " gobble". In the spring ,during the mating season ,male wild turkeys respond to a quick,loud noise with a gobble. Some times when a thunder storm is approaching,I hear turkeys responding to the sound of thunder. My great granddaughter's voice , also receives a response. Photographed this guy in the middle of a gobble. Spring of 2008.