Here’s Lookin’ at You, Pup


Coyote pup

Coyote Pup [Photo by Talia Rose who displays her wildlife images at County Line Wild.]

Yesterday, Southern Humboldt wildlife photographer Talia Rose captured several photos of this bright-eyed young coyote.

Talia Rose will be displaying her wildlife photos at Organic Grace during Garberville’s Arts Alive Friday, October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, if you have any coyote photos to share, please add them to the comment section.



  • Tee-hee, it’s so cute!

  • Keep the Air Clean

    Those ears!

  • Aww, coyote pupper, so cute.

  • Adorable!! Love all your photos outstanding thank you🐾

  • shawn the fisherman

    Yeah what gets me are those coyote’s down by the border! lol. Nice picture.

  • Thanks Kym every sheep,lamb and calf in the county Appreciates your defence of the coyote…people are stupid. Also every pet owner in rural Humboldt.

    • Steve, You are welcome to write a letter expressing your views. In all likelihood, I’ll publish it. But, this section of my webpage is for folks to enjoy nature and want to enjoy photos and other people who share the same feelings. And I tend to delete more freely here than elsewhere just as I do on obituaries. Sometimes, my mom used to tell me “This isn’t the time nor the place, Kym Michelle!” That’s what I’m saying about this section.

      Want to talk about how coyotes should all die? I’ve a whole other website full of places to comment that opinion. But please don’t do it in this section.

      • Yes Maam,got ya!

      • Thinking allowed

        I agree about time and place. And extreme remarks. But when is time or place ever given to these issues? I would think that the problems of ranchers and stock owners might at least occasionally find space beside pot and crime in this unique site. No one else will cover it.

    • Of course, every sheep,lamb and calf is way more valuable than the wild natural system which existed in this land before the critters were all killed to make room for the European Cousine…. that being sheep,lamb and calf… Personally I would like to see the wild system brought back, Sheep protected by dogs, Cattle protected by dogs. OUR RIVERS PROTECTED FROM CATTLE AND SHEEP. These critters are just starting to come back, they were key components to this ecosystem for millions of years, Along with large Elk, Antelope and deer herds. There were also grizzly bear, black bear, mountain lion, bobcat and coyote and Wolf.
      I would bet your not worth 1/10th of a coyote, cause coyotes don’t destroy the earth air or sea.

      • Thinking allowed

        If the livestock are your livelihood or pets, or like mine pets with a purpose, then they are pretty valuable to you.

        Even vegans rely on domestic animals even when they talk of fertilizing with hay although they close their eyes to the fact that hay at the levels required can not spring from the air.

    • People kill more sheep. lambs and calves than all the coyotes in the State of California. And like coyotes they eat them. Why don’t we share them with coyotes who occupied this land long before the sheep, lambs and calves came here. And coyotes also eat rats and mice. What coyotes eat should not be about money.

  • Thanks for the beautiful picture. Glad some wild life are still here…

  • I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees

    Bummer deal is Mendocino County and their “hired State Trapper” have killed hundreds of Coyotes in the past decade. They cry environment when it comes to pot grows, but ranching, logging and wine grape growing causes way more environmental degradation and gets the constant “County Seal of Approval”….. Yet none of the forests in Mendocino are even owned by Mendocino Residents, they are held by outside investors, timber firms and banks….. All the timber dollars leave the County, except the low wages..
    Ranching displaced the natural savannahs of the grasslands, the first ranchers decimated the wild populations of Elk and Deer which competed with the 3-5000 herds of Cattle which were suddenly brought into our Valleys. The ranchers also shot every single varmint they came upon, Bear, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Coyote, Wolf, Antelope, racoon, etc.
    Northern California was full of wild elk, deer, salmon, trout, green sturgeon, steelehead, the valleys were compared with the Savannahs of Africa with enormous herds of Elk and Deer.
    The logging industry resulted in irreparable harm to the streams which were used to skid logs with oxen and later bulldozers, the rivers were used to transport logs to the Mills, freshers were created by releasing damage waters which would flood logs to the Mills resulting in huge amounts of sediment and debris detoxing salmon spawning gravel beds. The hills were clearcut and burnt with the landscape left a hot desert where Old Growth redwoods once grew.
    The Wine Grape industry resulted in the destruction of the great savannahs and oak woodlands, O Enormous old growth Oaks were cut down and bulldozed, entire 500 acre tracts of land were bulldozed resulting in enormous erosion and sediments in Salmon spawning streams, killing the salmon which were once abundant. Then enormous reservoir’s were built to hold water and water was taken from the Eel River and sucked through Van Arsdale River where the water was stolen away to the Russian River to water thirsty Mendocino and Sonoma County wine grape fields. The result of the water theft was destruction of the Eel River Salmon by extremely low water flow and subsequent higher water water temperatures and the destruction of the Russian River and Salmon by the high turbidity and flow of the water in the upper reaches of the Russian River between Cloverdale and Ukiah.
    We can blame cannabis farmers but the real destruction of our Eel River is this destructive 100 year old water diversion, the continued logging of the Eel River basin, and the fact that ranchers continue to allow their cattle to freely range on the banks of the eel river resulting in less trees and riparian plants as well as higher nutrient load (cattle dung contains high levels of nitrates and nitrogen” and the resulting erosion.

    • Thinking allowed

      Admittedly it is true about past logging and ranching having been destructive as the world appeared so infinite then. It is also true that some ranching and logging practices that are destructive are grandfathered in, having existed for a long time before the issue changed from survival to sustainability.

      It is also true that there has been and continues to be much regulation on both industries. And, resist though some might want (many are very responsible), they are being dragged into the twentieth century because the legal process requires it.

      One massive difference between pot grows and ranching is that ranching provides food. Logging provides housing. Regulations recognize that human requirements for life have a place in considering environmental regulations.

      While, if every pot plant suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth, people would still survive. Pot, no matter how addicted and aggressive its users are, is not a requirement for life. And numbered among its producers and users are the people least willing to forego their use for the sake of sustainablity. Probably because they are in the business of providing or are consumers of something totally and exclusively self indulgent. Makes for a whole different need for self justification. It gets rabid.

    • 😭😭😭😭

  • Seeing a Coyote always reminds me of how sacred they were to Mendo and Humboldt”s indigenous peoples. Here is a tale from the Cahto tribe of Laytonville from ts 1930’s. ENJOY

    Coyote Recovers Kangaroo Rats Remains FROM KATO TEXTS, BY ; PLINEY GODDARD
    Cato is an athapaskan tribe.
    Kangaroo-rat made many arrows.He kept making them.He made also a bow.He shot about.He shot at the ground. He shot along on both sides of the stream toward the north until he came to Blue Rock, (Bell Springs) where he was killed.” This fellow, they say,shoot sat everything. He shoots at the ground, “said those who killed him. They carried him to Red Mountain (Leggett) that they might dance with his scalp. They took the corpse into the dancehouse and danced with it. Then they cut the head off and pulled him in two. Coyote dreamed about his cousin.” I dreamed, I dreamed, my nephew,my nephew, my nephew, “he sang. He started out following the tracks. As he tracked him along toward the north he cried. He came to the dance-house at Red Mountain. He gathered up the bones and walked away with them toward the north. He tied them up with strings of beads. He walked way on towardt the north and then returned with a piece of otter skin tied in his hair. He came to the dance-house. When it was evening they cooked a meal. Coyote went in. “You dance in the dance-house, anyway, “said the chief.” I always do that when I take a person’s head,”said Coyote. They danced with two dancing in the middle.”Let me dance with the scalp,” said Coyote.He ran out with it. He ran back with it and the others chased him.He came to the place where he had left the bones tied up with the beads. He took them down and started home with them.He carried the musing the beads for a carrying-s strap. ”When they do that to me I come alive again. Come,I jump across the creeks,my cousin.”Kangaroo-rat jumped down. They came back from the north. He ran along with his cousin. He cried about him as he went along, because he was tied (leavingascar). “My nephew,my nephew,my nephew,”he lamented.He brought him home. That is all.

  • Stealing apples

  • here is a smallish mountain lion i just caught on my camera the other day!! first time that has happened. ive also seen coyote bear and elk. so they are hard to find but theyre still out there! (this is from up near bridgeville)

    • Thinking allowed

      Mountain lion are very common. They just are good at not being seen by people, who tend to keep moving and miss the lion watching them.

  • Glenn Franco Simmons

    Great shot.

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