Coyote focused on grazing cows, originally uploaded by Jen Joynt.
I recently saw this coyote in an East Bay Regional Park. I was curious to see what the coyote would be about the group of 4 cows that were nearby.
Uncowed, this coyote watched them intensely, considered going around behind them, and instead trotted right in front of the cows on a small path. Now, it was the cows turn to watch the coyote intensely.
Once the coyote was about 100 yards beyond the cows, he laid down to rest in the grass for a short while.
When he got up, I assumed he would continue on in the same direction he had been moving. Instead, he headed back towards the cows. This time, the large, black cow shown above was not having any of this. The very large cow charged at the coyote, who then trotted far off and disappeared into a dense area of bushes and trees.