A photographer in Trenton Falls, New York was able to capture some of the most beautiful wildlife in this area, including an adult coyote playing with a stuffed animal - and the pictures are more than breath-taking.


Coyote in Trenton Falls Playing with a Stuffed Animal
Photo by: Pamela Underhill Karaz via Facebook

Pamela Underhill Karaz is an amazing photographer that lives in Trenton Falls - which is about 20 miles north of Utica. From her home (which is in a more rural area), she gets the opportunity to see tons of wildlife right in her yard.

Two years ago, Underhill Karaz got to see something that most of us never get to see in our lifetimes - an adult coyote "playing." She told Mother Nature Network,

He was one-third of the way down our driveway. He went to the middle, looked across then decided to come back up a bit...

he was further along [when] he noticed the toy. He made his way over to it, sniffed around it where our dog had rolled, sniffed the toy, picked it up, dropped it, sniffed it again."

And just like that, the coyote started tossing up the toy in the air, catching it, dropping it, and all around having fun with it.

It's not often we get to see much wildlife acting like themselves out here, but to see a coyote (especially an adult coyote) playing like a kid... it really is an amazing sight. Underhill Karaz was lucky enough to capture these moments.

"This was such a wonderful reminder that all animals, the wild and the not so wild (our pets) are really not so different," Underhill Karaz says. "They have personalities, they have feelings, and they do their best to survive in what is sometimes a very unfriendly world. They are not so very different than us."

All these amazing photos were taken by Pamela Underhill Karaz. She has also taken other pictures from the area including Snowy Owls, and scenery pictures of sunsets and waterfalls. You can see more of her work on her Facebook page: Pamela Underhill Karaz-Artist.