…so there’s this new award for anthropomorphic literature called the Cóyotl Awards, “to promote quality writing within the furry fandom.”
Cóyotl is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word for “coyote,” and the web site for the Cóyotls has a nice public domain photograph of a… hold on a moment.
This is a coyote:
This is a black-backed jackal:
And this is the animal in the Cóyotl Awards banner:
I’m doing my best to resist pithy comments about whether this award really knows what it wants to be yet, but y’know. Ahem. And to be fair, the header image was obtained from a Flickr account in which the jackal is indeed incorrectly identified as a coyote, but if any group should have noticed that… uh, shouldn’t it be our group?