Wildlife, Yosemite National Park
I've been to Yosemite several times, but only saw coyotes in the winter. Perhaps in winter food doesn't come by easy, so they come a lot closer to human for food. Although I never heard any accidents involving coyotes, most people try to scare them away when they see coyotes near their houses or cars.
Most visitors to Yosemite Valley are warned about the bears, but the wildlife they are more likely to see is deer. The kind of deer that live in Yosemite are mule deer. The name comes from their long, mule-like ears. Like bears, deer also like to hang around people for food. The photo was taken behind Ahwahnee Hotel where the restaurant puts out their garbage.
When you visit yosemite you hear lots of warnings about the bears. However the only wildlife I saw were some deer and squirrels.
Wildlife abounds in Yosmite National Park. You'll find small squirrels hopping along the trails and not very afraid of humans. This one was playing a game of peek-a-boo with me and my uncle.
The tourist-fed squirrels of Yosemite are very friendly, forward and well fed. Perhaps too well fed. Like you know if you were out there alone at night, the squirrels might gang up and eat you.
Don't worry about finding these guys because they will find you. I guarantee you, you will definitely see a variety of critters in the park.