This is a continuation in my series of catching animals having a little slip of the tongue… or in some cases, like this one, a not so little slip. This is not about showing close up detailed images of animal tongues, but rather just catching them in the act of life. It all started when reviewing photos, and realizing how many images I had of animals showing their tongues, sometimes captured on purpose (such as here) and other times not realizing it until I arrived home and began reviewing images. I’ve found that catching them in a yawn can be a great time to see that bit of pink, this coyote being a great example.
I came across this sleepy coyote (although there is nothing sleepy about the eyes) while waiting to explore the Hazel-Atlas Sand Mine, a now defunct mine where they excavated first coal and then sand (for making ketchup bottles and in foundries) in the 1920′s, on the other side of the bay from San Francisco. (You can see photos from within the mine, which is rather an interesting place here.)
There were several other coyotes around that I also got some nice images of, however, since none of them showed off their tongues, they don’t get to be a part of this little series. The land above the mines is beautiful- vast rolling hills in a 600+ acre park, carving out a space of quiet within sight of San Francisco Bay. Lots of history to explore, but even better lots of wildlife.
Well, it’s time to head out and see what the day has to offer, so enjoy yourselves.