Wild Pups at Wolf Howl Animal Preserve - Part 2 - by Maria Ferguson
Northeast Mississippi, where Wolf Howl Animal Preserve is located has experienced hot, dry weather this past week. We had hard rains the previous week and were concerned for the pups that were denning in the banks of the creek. My Husband, Don and I took turns listening, watching and monitoring the rise of the water. We both were able to confirm, by sound, that the pups were indeed alive and well. We did notice that the sound seemed to be coming from a different spot in the creek. We suspect that the den was moved and saw evidence to confirm our suspicions. The leaves and sticks that surrounded the opening of the den were scattered.
Tonight, May 23, 2004, we were able to confirm what the pups are, also by sound. We were serenaded by the yips, yipes and howl's of Coyote pups for about five minutes at around 8:00pm this evening. We could tell from the sound that they were out of the den and in the woods behind the creek. Though, we were hoping for Wolf cubs, the sound of those lovely, little, practicing voices brought smiles to our faces.
Click here for larger image and facts about the Coyote.