Dec 27, 2020

A story of golf balls and a coyote!

First thing Christmas morning Colin called me over to the lake windows. It was yet another coyote. We could both tell that this guy was different than the first one we had seen. He was intent on crossing to the other side of the lake.

Suddenly he stopped and turned, bending down to the ice. He was nose to nose with a golf ball.

He played with the ball, moving it about.

Then the coyote sat down, next to yet a different ball.

He sent this one flying out over the ice.

This certainly was an extraordinary start to our Christmas morning. We watched him for quite some time before he got up and walked back the way he had come from.

This is the third golf ball he played with. Our coyote looked so very relaxed laying on the ice.

Meanwhile over to the right of the lake we had one ice skater and two fellows playing hockey.

We could not have had a better Christmas morning. Who needed stockings and gifts? It took us a while to get back to sitting next to the tree. This staying home for the holidays isn’t so bad. I wonder if this happens here every year? Also where the heck do all the golf balls come from? That part of the lake was flowing water on December 22nd, as you can see from my Dec. 23rd post and the yellow kayak crossing the lake. Are the eagles dropping them on the lake?




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10 Responses to “A story of golf balls and a coyote!”

  1. Sandie DIXON says:

    Even wild “dogs” like to play. That was so neat to see. Glad you had a beautiful Christmas. And hoping for a healthy new year.

  2. Gene Siesky says:

    That coyote’s coat was beautiful! Thanks for the photos.

  3. All animals like to play it’s just not all have balls that they can play with. It has to be the Eagles dropping them. When the water thaws the golf balls will sink.
    Be Safe and Enjoy nature’s show.

    It’s about time.

    • contessa says:

      Yes perhaps the eagles. Yes all the golf balls that the eagles had played with that we saw were sunk when the lake thawed so these are new balls.

  4. Maxx Trails says:

    More great pictures! Perhaps someone in your park is doing practice shots out onto the ice.

  5. Jannose says:

    Interesting how all the animals are making use of the golf balls. We are sure enjoying the deer, moose, squirrels and birds in our area. Who knew they could be so entertaining!

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