|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.