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that coyote was very popular on the road - I got some nice shots of him up the hill - he seemed to be playing the crowd quite well
I think I was there for that same coyote.
There were several in this area. On the same day I found a second white coyote about 5 miles to the south. Web info suggests that whiteness is genetic, not just a winter color, so maybe the two are related. However, the web info wasn't definitive. Regarding "playing the crowd," this was a concern of the Park Ranger for this area, and is a big quandary for the Yellowstone wildlife managers. On one hand, the mammals are a big attraction of the Park; on the other hand, if the animals get too familiar with the more than 3 million visitors each year, some foolish human will get too close and get bitten, gored, stomped, etc.