Date: January 10, 2018
Time: ~ 6:30am
Location: Slough Creek Campground Road, Yellowstone National Park
Description: This pack of coyotes snuck up on me while I was listening to a pack of wolves howl. After the wolves stopped howling the first time, everything went silent. Gradually, I could hear the footprints of several animals running through the snow around me. Because it was still dark, I never saw them, even though they got to within 30-40 ft of where I was seated. Needless to say, they put on quite a show for me. Several minutes afterwards, the wolves resumed howling. Quite a morning for canids!
Species Present: Gray Wolf (Canis latrans)
Recording Equipment: Sound Devices 722 digital audio recorder; Audio-Technica 4022 omnidirectional microphones
Acknowledgements: This recording was created by Dr. Jacob Job as part of education and outreach efforts by the collaboration between the Sound and Light Ecology Team at Colorado State University and the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service. The recording was made under permits issued by the park.
Map Note: The map is centered on the recording location.