Coyotes possess a remarkable ability to blend into their surroundings in order to hunt more effectively and avoid predators.
On Thursday, Galveston Island State Park in Texas shared an image via Facebook and asked followers if they could spot the coyote partially hidden by tall grass.
We’ve posted the same image at the top and middle of this post, and a third image with the coyote circled in red at the bottom of the post. It’s not too difficult a quiz for those with a keen eye.
Can you spot the coyote? Photo: Galveston Island State Park
“Coyotes are masters of camouflage and are specially adapted to living in the coastal prairie of Galveston,” the park stated. “This specific coyote blends in perfectly with the bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus).”
The Galveston Island State Park post garnered nearly 300 comments and the most popular comment reads: “Found him, though I’ve always thought it easier to see wildlife in person than in photographs.”
Another comment revealed the correct location of the coyote and reaction was mixed – not everybody was happy that the commenter gave away the answer.
One follower confessed to using a magnifying glass to find the coyote.
Many claimed to have spotted the coyote within a few seconds, while acknowledging that the critters are nonetheless exceptional at hiding when they don’t wish to be seen.
Coyote is circled in red. Photo: Galveston Island State Park
The location of the Galveston Island State Park coyote is revealed in the image posted above.