July 23-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: July: July 23-10
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:03 am:

The patience of Frederic W. Koski and his camera, never ceases to amaze me. Time and again he manages to freeze the moment with the wildlife that abounds here UP North, like today's photos. He not only snapped one good shot of the unsuspecting coyote, but he grabbed three. Then to put the icing on the cake, so to speak, he expertly captured the last shot with the coyote and a sandhill crane together and both looking quite unaware of the proximity of the other. Seems to me if either had been aware of the other, there would have been feathers flying or a hasty escape with wings flapping wildly. Nice shutter-work, Frederic!

By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:08 am:

Awesome pictures!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:21 am:

Don't ya just love it when you come upon wildlife? Awesome!!!

By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:23 am:

As always, Fred, Superior work! Clearly some of the very best on The Cam. Thank you.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:36 am:

The last pic of the coyote almost makes you think he/she could be a lovable soul.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:53 am:

I agree...Awesome! The last photo reminds of the Roadrunner cartoon, as if that bird has something up its sleeve (wing) just waiting for the coyote.

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:59 am:

Amazing photos today I just love the third one, heads turned like he's asking "are you talking to me"

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 09:03 am:

Those are awesome pictures, I'm wondering if that coyote knows something about a young crane nearby.
I have a bug question, as in what's this?

Underside of bug

And from the outside:
Top of bug

I believe it fought its way free from a spider's web leaving it looking somewhat mummified in its raggedy state with even its feelers webbed together. Then there is the red collar and I am wondering if those are parasites. Crazy bug, size about 3 inches long from butt to antennae tip.
Stephen Pummill (Stevecpumm) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 09:40 am:

I heard a coyote chorus this morning @ 5:30 at the north end of L.L. Perhaps celebrating over a breakfast of unlucky fawn or rabbit?

By David C Cloutier (Dccloutier) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 09:53 am:

That beetle may be a Northeastern Sawyer. I did a search on "beetles with long antennae" and then clicked on a link to the asian longhorn beetle. They provide a list of "look alikes" and the northeastern sawyer is one that they describe.


By Mark Groenink (Mark) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 12:00 pm:

Last summer I watched a coyote try to sneak up on three sand hill cranes. When the cranes spotted the coyote the began to walk toward him. The coyote aperently didn't like the look of those long beaks and ran the other way.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 12:53 pm:

The shot of the coyote and the crane is great. They may have been unaware of each other; one may have been aware and one unaware(the coyote has a sense of smell in addtion to eyesight); or they both may have been aware of each other. If the latter, the coyote may not have been hungry or may have decided that the adult crane was not a good choice as prey. The crane may have felt confident of its ability to evade the coyote it could see.

By Mike Diljak (Mikebass) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 01:24 pm:

I am not so sure that a coyote would have taken on an adult crane
- or, at least, without suffering some consequences!

By Uncle Chuck at Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 03:50 pm:

Have coyotes running around here in Commerce Twp., they come into my back yard they'll be intoduced to my Browning 12 gauge! Gotta protect the pets.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 05:09 pm:

The coyotes UP here are gonna meet my Old Henry.
Too many here and now we've been invaded by cougars. Is this a strange balance of nature?

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 05:52 pm:

Maybe the balance of nature may be tilting a wee bit toward the orignal population, way before my forefathers lived in Keewanaw? We've been having sightings and photos of a bear or two south of here maybe 50 miles. This is well south of the Wisconsin state line. We ARE in their natural grounds remember. And coyotes are every where.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 06:14 pm:

Thanks for the help on the bug to David and to Mary for fixing my post. Looks like David hit it spot on.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 06:16 pm:

We have coyotes calling home about 150 yards from our backyard but across the fence in the neighbors field. The other day they started up their yapping and our deck door was open, our Scottish Terriers aggressively answered back and the coyotes quieted down. Thankfully there was a door and a lot of space between them all, or I will grant you our Scotties would have lost the battle and their lives. There has been a lot of small to medium size dogs around here that have been killed by coyotes, even in the city limits. Too many of them around.

By RCW (Rcw) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 08:03 pm:

How bout the problem we now have with the FISHER's. Got my six shooter handy,coyote's wolve's, cougars, fisher's not welcome on my 40.Somebody's gonna get hurt yet.

By Donna (Donna) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 09:00 pm:

Wow!!! WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Fabulous pictures Frederic and yes...some of the FINEST on this site! Excellent job! WOW!

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Friday, July 23, 2010 - 10:46 pm:

Thank you for the comments. The cranes (2 of them) and coyote were aware of each other, I saw them again a week later same place.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 07:36 am:

You got a HENRY? WOW! Tell us more about it.

By Sue Conte (Ferndalesue) on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 11:46 am:

My hubby golfs at Palmer Park which is part of Dee-troit and that golf course has a ton of fox's which will come right up to them while they're trying to golf. They actually sit and watch them, probably looking for hand-outs. My hubby's going to take his camera this Thursday (golf day) and I will post.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 03:48 pm:

Last winter the local group of hunters took 24 coyotes out of the square mile that we live in.
One of the hunters in that group had 42 coyotes that he had shot hanging on the cyclone fence along his driveway..!!

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Monday, July 26, 2010 - 02:38 am:

omgosh... what an awesome bunch of photos! not at all surprised to see it was Frederic Koski... always awesome photography from him!

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