White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas is a wonderful example of biodiversity in the midst of urban sprawl. The objective of this blog is to promote White Rock Lake as a destination, to capture the essence and beauty of the lake, and to portray it as the living, breathing organism that it is.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Awesome Encounter with a Coyote at White Rock Lake
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This beautiful Coyote made an appearance in the area of
Celebration Tree Grove White Rock Lake at about 5:45pm this evening. He
(actually, its sex is unknown) casually sat down and enjoyed the late afternoon
He is in excellent condition and amused himself by
chewing on some copper wire insulated with blue plastic.
Chewing on the blue object
The Coyote (canis
latrans) is also known as the "prairie wolf" and is Texas'
most frequently viewed large carnivore. They are extremely intelligent,
curious and adaptable animals.
Coyotes are extremely intelligent
can see from these images that he is obviously well fed, which is not surprising
with the Coyote smorgasbord available at the lake. Coyotes are opportunistic carnivores
and will eat fish, rabbits, rodents and carrion. In addition, they eat birds,
insects and even small domestic pets.
It's a beautiful day for a stroll in the park
are generally wary of humans, but this guy seemed oblivious to being
photographed, and he ignored the runners and cyclists passing by on the nearby bike
After about twenty minutes of basking in the sun the
Coyote got up, stretched, and casually sauntered along the edge of the thicket
before he disappeared into the brush near the little bridge at the Celebration
Tree Grove, located close to the Poppy Drive entrance to White Rock Lake in
He casually sauntered away
He disappeared into the thicket near the tiny bridge at Celebration Tree Grove