Re: #4 down and look at this
Sometimes a trapped Coyote will be beat up by other Coyotes.
I witnessed this.
Years back, As I drove into a field, I could see my set from long distance. What the heck is that, I thought. I stopped and pulled the binos up. Wow, three Coyotes, I surely had a double.
Nope. I could see two Coyotes darting into the trapped Coyote and nipping/biting. They continued until I drove within a hundred yards, when they saw my pickup.
When skun'd, trapped Coyote had a bite mark on the back and two bites to the flanks. It was a young male.
My thoughts were this young male was pasting thru another's territory. Sorta like being at the wrong place at the wrong time, but couldn't run away.
What's your thoughts?