When our mother upped and moved to New Mexico a few years back, my brother and I were thrilled to be spending holidays in such a rugged, wild, and frankly, weird place. She lives only a couple of miles from the center of Albuquerque, but regular backyard visitors include coyotes, black bears and lynx. Needless to say, the family cat, Lulu, quickly became an “indoor cat.” After a few months the coyotes became more bold, trotting along the walls of the property, and my grandmother, Maggie, quickly became an “indoor grandmother.”
These pictures were taken by a motion activated camera in the Sandia Mountains behind mom’s house over the course of just over a week in April and March of this year.
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Thanks to Salem “Calamity” Smith for forwarding along.