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Another Encounter With the Wild

Posted by Sue on April 3, 2008 in Critters, Life |

Coyote

 Sooo… I'm sitting in my bedroom, reading my e-mail, mid-afternoon today when one of these went walking across the back yard. I jumped up and watched from the window, wondering how fast I could find my camera… but not fast enough. He went around the front of the house and I watched, then stepped out on the porch which, of course, spooked him and he kicked into high gear loping down the driveway.

I knew they were here. Our contractor said he'd seen one four years ago when building the house, but I'd never seen one myself. Especially that close. He looked well-fed, fluffy, and in good condition… what a magnificent animal. When he went running, that tail just was a plume flowing out behind him.

Now, I just have one more thing to worry about when I let my Shit-tzu pups outside… Owls, hawks, eagles… and coyotes. *sigh* 

15 Comments

  • Very cool…but I think I’ll stick to random rabbits and the neighbor’s dog wandering over!

  • cmk says:

    We have many coyotes here in the UP. I guess they are coming closer and closer to the towns. I don’t particularly want to meet up with one! They ARE beautiful, though.

    By the way, you have been TAGGED!!

  • kilax says:

    I saw a very scraggly looking one on the highway near Chicago yesterday! He looked very thin and I was worried he would come onto the highway… but he stayed away.

  • Lisa says:

    Wow! We have bunny rabbits and frogs. Glad we don’t have any coyotes!

  • Lydia says:

    Hello Sue, Coyotes can look very cute, but be careful of your smaller pets outdoors. We have a lot of coyotes where I live. Back in 2002 when I first moved into my house, one of my persian kitties was outdoors one night and when I went to call her in I heard a pack of dogs in the woods barking like they were in a frenzy. The next day all I found of her was her ear and her tail. The coyotes had eaten her. I cried for a month.

  • Rick says:

    Wow! That’s onm seriously healthy coyote! Believe it or not, I see lots of them in suburban Seattle, but they’re always emaciated.

  • Andie says:

    Hey Sue! That would be pretty sweet, imo, I love seeing wildlife. Do you check the Daily Coyote blog? It’s teh cute. 😀

  • Now that they aren’t on the endagered species list anymore, kill it. Then eat it. And make a coat.

  • pat says:

    I’d rather not see that..I would have to move I’m afraid…..

  • katie says:

    oooh,i love wildlife and nature stuff, sue!!

    You have a great weekend, my dear! 🙂

  • statia says:

    I’m totally paranoid about things like that too with our chih. We back up to a farm, and I see hawks regularly.

  • Michael says:

    So far all I am aware of is a hearty band of minstrel frogs in the neighborhood. Maybe I should poke my head outside in the early mornings to see what my kitties are watching with such keen interest…

  • Burg says:

    You could always kill one and then put it on a post.. I’ve heard that will keep others away, but I don’t know if I believe it.

  • Becky says:

    Oooh, that’s scary and one more reason why I can’t leave the city as long as I have ‘lil Kona.

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