Caught on Camera

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

This coyote sure is curious about something as it passed through a field in Franklin Township. Jim Fazzi used a trail camera to capture the photo of the coyote during July, and judging by its size the canine is an adult.

Considering the grass in the field is cut low to the ground, it’s unlikely the coyote is sniffing for mice. It’s possible that the canine has picked up the scent of another animal that passed through the area, such as a deer. Coyotes have a keen sense of smell, and they always use it to read their surroundings for potential prey, a threat or just out of curiosity. I’m willing to bet this coyote is curious. In addition to having its nose to the ground its ears are alsp perked up, indicating something got the coyote’s attention.

Capture anything interesting on your hand-held or trail camera? A nice buck, bear, coyote or any other wildlife? We’d love to see it. Each week, we’ll run photos from a reader’s trail camera on the Sunday Outdoors page. Email your photo, along with date and area it was taken (township is fine), and any other details to [email protected]

By Tom Venesky

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