…and I’m going to have to say it has changed my image of coyotes. Because I had never seen one before ‘in the wild’ so to speak. I live in suburbia. I have seen several hawks and once I saw a fox…but that’s about the biggest wild predator that I have seen in real life not counting people, dogs and cats.
So, my idea of coyotes is that were kind of scrawny and skulking and maybe even a little mangy. You know kind of like a homely, underfed, neglected dog. Nothing like the magnificent healthy gorgeous mini-wolf that I saw in my yard this morning! It was amazing to me! I am so grateful that I was able to watch that clearly strong, young and healthy animal that casually loped through my yard today. He was only ten feet away from my deck and my dog barked at him through the window, causing him to glance in our direction. He had that pointy muzzled foxy wolfish face and he did not even pause, just continued on through my yard, through my neighbor’s yard and off into the woodsy area across the road.
And now that I know that coyotes have moved that close to the neighborhood, looks like Markie is not going to be getting any more ‘off leash’ time outside…(and dammit, nobody was following him with a plastic bag to clean up his poop!)