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Posts tagged “Canis latrans

back on the floor

Hello. I’m still here. I was just hibernating.

Back in April 2011 I came a across a deceased coyote early into it’s decay. Just a couple  weeks ago I found myself in the same neck of the woods and after about 10 minutes of poking around I found this. Probably the same one but I couldn’t really say for certain of course. I was impressed by how little remained after 23 months. Who wants to see more photos of dead coyotes?




life and death on the forest floor

First snake of the year for me! Its always a garter snake.

Clearly relishing the midday warmth of this silt encrusted floodplain forest floor.

Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis). Montague MA April 9, 2011

I found this coyote far from the road so I don’t have any great guesses as to why it had died.

Can you spot all 4 American Carrion Beetles (Necrophila americana) ?

Coyote (Canis latrans). Leverett MA April 15, 2011