There were two of them this morning pouncing around trying to scare up game. About a minute after I shot this photo a jackrabbit was running at me full speed so close I could hear its feet hitting the ground, loud like horse hooves, with the coyotes in hot pursuit. The jackrabbit veered off to the right and past me. The coyotes gave up the chase not wanting to invade my space.
I had an almost identical experience with a cotton tail and coyotes a few years ago, and also with a bird being chased by a hawk. I'm convinced that animals will sometimes run past you very close in order to shake off predators.
- Charlie Alolkoy
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