I went back to the park this morning, with the thought of looking for wildflowers, but really, I wanted to see those coyotes. Judging by the number of rabbits and squirrels roaming about, I figured the coyote family was still burrowed. Surely there would have been a lot of chittering going on if they were out and about?
In fact, it was strangely quiet. Except for a woodpecker I desperately followed with my binoculars, very few birds were making any sound. Then I heard a scritching noise, like nails on tree bark that raccoons make.
When I looked up, I found this little guy.
He had found a nut.
and it was good.
at one point he answered a call to mama saying "I'm here" (or something along those lines; it was hard to tell what with his mouth full of walnut)
but mostly he just gnawed and sucked away and wasn't the least bit bothered by my presence
by this time, I had found the 'pets' setting on my camera and was able to really zoom in
aw, don't you love the bit of fur growing on his hand
and he can't wipe his mouth, or he'll drop his walnut