This Wild Coyote And His Toy Will Remind You That Even The Toughest Animals Have A Softer Side

15 Mar 2015 Animals
This Wild Coyote And His Toy Will Remind You That Even The Toughest Animals Have A Softer Side

Even the toughest of animals love to play.

Coyotes are known as cunning carnivores, wild by nature.

Coyotes are known as cunning carnivores, wild by nature.

But photographer Pamela Underhill-Karaz captured a different side to these beasts that's just too cute.

But photographer Pamela Underhill-Karaz captured a different side to these beasts that's just too cute.

The beautiful creature, now known as the "Toy Thief" came onto the photographer's property after spotting a bright dog toy.

The beautiful creature, now known as the  Toy Thief  came onto the photographer's property after spotting a bright dog toy.

"I spotted the coyote while having our morning coffee," she told Mother Nature Network.

 I spotted the coyote while having our morning coffee,  she told Mother Nature Network.

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

 He made his way over to [the toy], sniffed around it where our dog had rolled, sniffed the toy, picked it up, dropped it, sniffed it again.

Underhill-Karaz continues: "[He] picked it up then proceeded to toss it up in the air and play with it, just like a dog would toss a toy around."

Underhill-Karaz continues:  [He] picked it up then proceeded to toss it up in the air and play with it, just like a dog would toss a toy around.

Luckily, the photographer was around with her camera in hand.

Luckily, the photographer was around with her camera in hand.

She managed to capture this wonderfully playful side to an animal we usually associate with being wild and dangerous.

She managed to capture this wonderfully playful side to an animal we usually associate with being wild and dangerous.

It was an unforgettable encounter for Karaz, and the coyote left with a new toy.

It was an unforgettable encounter for Karaz, and the coyote left with a new toy.
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