Coyote ~ Choosing to see who they really are

Coyote Mates photo by Jacques Tournel

Coyote Mates
          photo by Jacques Tournel

MAKING CHOICES IN THE NEW YEAR 2016 ~

I wish to share with you a short video that an observant person placed on You tube of two coyote mates assisting each other to relieve their bodies of ticks.
I have been hesitant to share this wonderful video with you, because it is a public you tube, and you may notice a few violent videos along the side of this one … from a perspective very different from the one  I am sharing with you.  But I have finally decided to share. I think that it gives us this opportunity to understand that how we view another living being…is how we then treat them.  It shows the contrast.

SO WE HAVE CHOICES …AND WHAT WILL YOUR’S BE FOR THIS COMING YEAR?

These are a few words that the person shared regarding his observation of Coyote intimacy and caring:

I’ve been told that grooming is hierarchical in coyote families. Not so! Here you have two buddies of equal stature taking turns in grooming and taking off ticks. I’ve seen mothers groom yearlings, I’ve seen mothers groom mates, I’ve seen males groom youngsters and mates, and I’ve seen youngsters groom each others and their parents. So it’s not about hierarchy. It’s about caring for one another, removing unhealthy ticks and about closeness. You can see from the length of the video that this isn’t a perfunctory groom for the purpose of confirming rank. These guys are really taking care of each other. “

Here is the link ~ How do you choose to see?

Coyotes Remove Ticks From Each Other