Coyote vs Wabbit

Friday, June 26, 2009

This evening, after my wife and I were off work we decided to head to a popular local drive-in for a nice burger basket and one of their delicious shakes. After we finished, we headed out of the parking lot in search of something to photograph for today's post. Now I also have to explain, this drive-in is right in the middle of town along a fairly busy road. As I nosed the truck up to the street my wife told me to stop as she was quickly reaching for the camera. Look! There's a coyote over there. She pointed to a field across the street where a row of power lines run. I slowly started driving across the street to get a closer look. Yep, there he was, doing his doody. "Thanks for pointing that out honey" I said. At that time I saw something else move. It was a rabbit, and the dumb thing was heading right for the coyote as if he knew him or something. Feeling somewhat sorry for the rabbit and not really wanting to watch a four-legged food processor slice and dice the bunny right after I had eaten, I moved the truck closer while my wife was trying to get a decent shot. As soon as he thought we were headed his way he looked right at us, then scooted his butt across the grass, then stood up and left, rabbit still intact.


  1. Oh fantastic!!! Made my day!!!

  2. Lois Says:

    Fabulous shots! I'm glad you saved the bunny. I probably would have done the same thing. I have heard that we have coyotes around here, but have never seen one.

  3. Lynette Says:

    Great photos. Great story. You and your wife make quite a team!

    Enjoy yourselves this weekend.

  4. great photos. I too have a coyote and victim photo coming up. And this occurred in my backyard. I have enjoyed your comments on my website. Sorry for the delay in responding as I went to a photography workshop the past week and I went to a cultural workshop about the fruit of the saguaro cactus and the Tohono Oodham Indians who harvest it each year, and I actually harvested some of the fruit from the very tall saguaros. We will see if I have learned some new skills to improve my photos and I will share some of the experiences with you on my website.

  5. Thank you. We laughed our heads off.

    Julie: Don't worry about it. A photo workshop? I'm jealous. So are a few others I'll bet.

  6. Shadow Says:

    It must have been the wabbits lucky day!

  7. Prospero Says:

    Lucky rabbit. Or unlucky coyote. Lucky photographer. There are always so many perspectives.

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