11:30am, last Thursday-
As we were driving from Mammoth to Lamar Valley, we noticed a group of ravens sitting on what appeared to be a big rock. We knew this was not their behavior, so we stopped to take a closer look. It was the carcass of a recently killed young elk. For quite a long time, with the greatest respect, Sam & I watched nature’s sacred site, as the coyotes would eat&rest, eat&rest. As the numbers of ravens & bald eagles swelled, eventually so did the numbers of photographs with cameras & spotting scopes. Within a few hours almost the entire carcass was devoured & gone, as survival in harsh environments push on.
Tower Junction, Yellowstone
Just after sunset, a chorus of coyotes erupted across the valley...
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"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." -Mark Twain ▪▪ I was able to witness the hierarchy of animals feeding on a fresh kill. Coyotes, Ravens and Bald Eagles all had their turn. The wolves came in at night.