Coyote’s quarry has just escaped into his mound. Coyote is hungry, but he is considering whether digging will be rewarded. Recently, two coyotes chased a rabbit into a plastic drainpipe below our bedroom window. Their digging exposed about six feet of pipe before they gave up the chase. They would walk away and then return in hope the rabbit was foolish enough to leave the haven of the pipe. This coyote has been brightly painted in keeping with current Santa Fe style. The fur of the real coyotes was covered with frost which glistened in the light of the rising sun.
18" x 24" Acrylic on wood