323: Coyote Came Calling

Early morning view of the trees at the back of the pond

M and I had a new alarm wake us up early this morning.  A coyote came calling right outside our bedroom window.  We might not have heard him if it had been a warmer night with the windows closed and the air conditioning on.  If you’ve never heard a coyote howling, you can listen (and watch) here.  It was the first time I’ve heard one so clearly and closely.  I had no doubt at all about what it was.

The howl is one the coyote’s most significant qualities.  It is generally accepted to be primarily a social gesture.  It can express loneliness, warn of danger, or call for assistance.  It touches the soul of whoever hears, reminding us of our primal connections.

~ Ted Andrews

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