Saturday, February 4, 2012

Coyotes vs. Nutria

Nope, no birds involved, sorry.  At Ridgefield yesterday I watched a pair of coyotes try to take down a nutria and fail miserably.  I thought I was about to vomit my lunch while watching a nutria get torn in half, but nope.  He made a run for it down into the slough.  But it was still cool to watch.










And here's the nutria swimming away like nothing happened:


And the bummed coyote:


Got lots more to share from yesterday, but this will have to do for now.  Good times!

14 comments:

  1. What a great sequence of photos! Must have been really interesting to watch!

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  2. Wow! I've never seen anything like that. Those coyotes looked like a bunch of amateurs. Bite like you mean it.

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  3. Crazy! You not only witnessed this go down but documented it with incredible action shots too!! Complete awesomeness.

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  4. Oh man. I saw these on flickr, but your post didn't show up on my feed. Awesome sight to see!

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  5. Hi Jen! What an awesome sight to see. They do come across as amateurs, but I do not think I would have the stomach to watch it happen. So, I am glad the nutria got away.

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  6. Thanks everyone- it was pretty epic!

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  7. WOW I thought I was watching an episode of Nat Geo Wild there for a minute...and I would have to turn the channel when the "bad" part came EXCELLENT footage Jen!!

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  8. What an amazing thing to witness!

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  9. oh my!! mixed emotions - excited for those awesome shots you got but bumbums that two coyotes couldn't take out that nutria.
    next time, right?
    man, I know they have orange teeth but we usually don't see them bared like that. ick!

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  10. This sequence is interesting and beautifully photographed! I would love to repost on my coyoteyipps.com blog if you allow it? Please let me know! jannyck@aol dot com

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  11. Holy shit. The one where the coyote has him in its mouth and the nutria is bellowing like a duck. Ridick. You're good.

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  12. That was a great series, thanks for posting

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