…and stay out!

Ten dead coyotes, strung up on a fence, warranted a series of u-turns so I could get this shot. Please don’t judge me: I only record what I see.

This practice of hanging dead coyotes on fence posts dates back to the mid-1900s, when hunters would do it as proof to the rancher who owned that property that coyotes were killed there so bounties could be paid. Some landowners also believe that hanging the coyotes on their fence will keep coyotes off of their property.
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I am not entirely sure that hanging dead coyotes on a fence will keep the live ones away, but I do know, without question, that if the dead ones are, shall we say, fragrant, itinerant photographers will not hang around for very long.

(Fair warning: don’t try to transport live coyotes in Texas, as they are currently under a statewide rabies quarantine. Also, in Texas, it’s illegal to possess or sell live armadillos. It’s probably hard to imagine how we even manage to have fun around here with all these silly restrictions.)

San Saba County, Texas
photographed 2.16.2020

Posted on February 25, 2020, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. A work of Art, Melinda, and a very interesting story packed photograph that just pulls you in .. as I want to know more of what it’s about. I don’t know if you got out of the car to document this moment, but I would not have.


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