A mother coyote flashed her sharp white teeth as she howled with delight when her sweet little pups gave her a satisfying back scratch.
Hilarious snapshots captured the moment two young coyotes appeared to tickle their mother when showing their affection.
Begging for her attention, one of the pups climbed up her back and a photographer was able to capture the mother’s reaction in Minnesota.
A coyote mother howled with delight as one of her pups appeared to give her a back scratch in Minnesota
Comical photographs captured by a photographer in Minnesota show the mother coyote appearing to enjoy a scratch as her pup climbs up her back
The mother coyote flashed her set of sharp white teeth and she howled with delight alongside her pups, who joined in too
The images were taken by photographer Jim Zuckerman, who said the playful pups reminded him of his cocker spaniel.
He said: ‘Canines are very affectionate with their pups. The mother and pups were interacting, playing, wrestling.’
And the cute furry pups did not disappoint, putting on a perfect display of playfulness and affection for the photographer.
As well as showing affection to their mother, the young coyotes were also seen play fighting
One of the adorable young coyotes tested out their howling skills, copying its mother
The trio looked like they were joined together in laughter in the impressive pictures captured by photographer Jim Zuckerman
The photographer said the interaction between the mother and the children reminded him of his owner cocker spaniel
‘At this age, young pups imitate their mother, so when she howled, they imitated,’ Mr Zuckerman added.
‘The pup really wasn’t scratching the mom. It was trying to demand attention. My cocker spaniel does the same thing with me.’
In the beautiful collection of photographs, the young coyotes can also be seen play fighting with each other and testing out their howling skills.