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19 June 2006 @ 10:03 am
Yosemite wildlife  
Either wildlife is scarce in Yosemite or I was just having a bad day for animal sightings. A short seven mile hike resulted in a grand total of about twenty birds, a dead fish, a mountain Garter snake, lots of insects and some UV burns. We did see American black bear scat and Coyote pug marks, but no luck with the carnivores or any other mammal. Anyway, I was lucky enough to photograph a Coyote next to the road and also find a Blue Grouse in the parking lot!

Coyote. Was lucky to spot this guy. He stood there for a couple of seconds - brilliantly camouflaged and staring right at me. Thankfully, I had the right lens on my camera and was quickly able to get a decent photograph!

Blue Grouse. This one was so used to humans that it actually came and stood next to me (almost touching my jeans) for a moment.

Yathinyathin on June 19th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
The grouse is actually smart. It's knows that the Coyote will not dare to come close to the humans in the parking lot.

But, I'm sure the crafty Coyote will be able to come up with some brilliant ideas. ;)
kejnkejn on June 19th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
like waiting for the grouse to turn into roadkill? :-)
twistedlogixtwistedlogix on June 19th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of Roadrunner! :D
Beep! Beep!
Yathinyathin on June 19th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yep! The first time I saw a coyote I was hugely disappointed that it did not look half as nice as the the great Wile E Coyote! :)
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on June 19th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Ditto with the RoadRunner, that too looks different that the adorable fellow in the cartoon;-)
umang jaipuria: Writingsumang on June 20th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Yeah.. this one doesn't even look wily!
Yathinyathin on June 19th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
I'm sure he's looking at better ideas from the historical documents:

And the historical moment:
Premnath Kudvapremkudva on June 19th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Wow! I thought I had seen all their cartoons, but that last one I had never seen before.
kejnkejn on June 20th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
ha ha, i am sending that last one to my brother. :-) roadrunner was always his favorite cartoon.