Out & About — The fawn never wins

Out & About

When I was in Yosemite National Park on July 29, I stopped at Tenaya Lake for a short rest.

I heard a lot of rustling and screaming in the bushes, so I walked over to the cliff edge and watched a pack of 7 coyotes take down 2 fawn.

I didn’t know until this morning when I was cataloging pictures that I got this great shot of a shocked fawn eyeing 2 of the coyotes.

Fawn and 2 coyotes in Yosemite National Park

The other 5 coyotes were surrounding her so that she couldn’t run away.

At the Park exit station I told a couple of park rangers who got excited, saying that I “was privileged” to have seen that part of the food chain, and that “the fawn never wins.”

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19 thoughts on “Out & About — The fawn never wins

  1. Pit

    Good morning, Russel,
    Here, with us, we are always afraid that fawns [just now we have about 6 nearly constantly on the property] might be run over by a car. While I can understand – even if it’s hard – that there’s a natural food chain, I’m deeply saddened with the senselessness of deer being killed by automobiles.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Pit
    Some pictures here https://wp.me/p4uPk8-1kR and here https://wp.me/p107Dr-17b

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      1. Pit

        I agree, Russel. I must admit, I had never thought of that. I would be sickened, too. I don’t know how people can generally hunt any kind of animal and call it “sport”. Sportsmanship, to my mind, is competing at eveb chances, not shooting animals from a distance.

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          1. Rhino House

            I think the key word here is “sport.” I live in “France profonde” and the village “chasse” (made up of local farmers) operates on a “for food” basis and their successes provide food for their families and poorer and older members of the community. Not the same thing at all as long distance killing to prove that you have a magnificent 4oz of gristle hanging between your legs.

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