Coyote Family Makes Den Under South Lake Tahoe House

A nature enthusiast in South Lake Tahoe has been documenting how a coyote family has found a home under a house, where the mother has been caring for her newly arrived litter.

Video by Toogee Sielsch shows mother and pups making themselves comfortable in the crawlspace under the house.

Sielsch told Storyful that the homeowner was well aware of the situation, and was “allowing the family to stay until they disperse from the birthing den in a couple weeks.”

“I’m documenting this event to have a better understanding of coyote family behavior during the early life of these young pups,” he said.

Sielsch regularly posts photos and videos related to South Lake Tahoe’s wildlife on his Instagram profile. Credit: Toogee Sielsch via Storyful

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