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Collaring Coyotes

First we use noose-poles to restrain the caught coyote.
One noose goes around the neck, and one around the muzzle.
Next we tape the muzzle shut for our safety,
and check the animal over for injury and overall condition.

The legs are then carefully tied in pairs.
The coyote is now ready to be weighed using a hand scale.
A variety of scientific data is collected, including weight, sex, age, condition, and a hair sample.
The coyote is fitted
with an ear tag and a radio-collar
Sometimes after the coyote is released it takes the
occasion to get some pay-back on the noose-poles.
This is coyote 12, a small female currently biting her noose.