Coyote on snow-covered log
13 August 2016


Bought from a fur farm, Pimpernel nearly died as an infant from a rare genetic disorder. The intense care needed created a life-long bond, and combined with an outsized personality, she became an unrivaled coyote ambassador.   [gallery size="full" ids="1498,1499,1500,1501,2473"]

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Coyote face against dark background

Relationships are funny things. They change in unexpected ways, especially over time. This is apparently just as true for coyotes as people. When Pimpernel first met Skitter, they were both very young. Pimpernel essentially saved Skitter’s life, snapping him out of terror and depression and giving him the will to live. Hence the name Pimpernel, named after the Scarlett Pimpernel, the Zorro of the French Revolution, because she rushed in there to save him. Or at least that was the effect of her rushing over to dominate him because he decided to live. For a good while the relationship was one of domination on her part and adoration on his. They both lived in our cabin, she for illness, he...

Coyote standing in a grassy field

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