Hunting Coyote

On a recent trip to our first national park we found a coyote traveling alongside the road in search of a meal. Typically this time of year coyotes are in pursuit of voles or other rodents just beneath the layer of snow and ice. With their keen sense of hearing a coyote can locate the smallest of critters under winter's adverse conditions. Once a likely meal is found, the coyote will stalk its prey and pounce head first into the snow to grab the unsuspecting mammal.