War on Coyotes An Exercise in Futility and Cruelty
To their blind and helpless pups, coyote parents epitomize the idiom, "lick of good." Partners for life, both mother and father are affectionate, nurturing, protective and devoted to their offspring.
I once watched a forty-pound coyote put himself between his den and a hefty grizzly bear. With distracting yelps and a resolute performance, he skillfully lured the bear from the hideaway where his pups were safely tucked away.
See: Coyote images
Excerpt from Jim Robertson's book,
Exposing the Big Game:
Living Targets of a Dying Sport.