On Friday my neighbor called to asked if I had seen what was in the backyard. I walked to the kitchen window and said "Oh my!" as I looked out.
Yes, that is a coyote!! Saying I was a little shocked is an understatement. I talked to a biologist at DNR (dept natural resources) and was told there are a few reports of a coyote attacking small domestic animals. I was assured that unless cornered the coyote will not attack humans.
We plan to be alert and hope he has moved on and we will not encounter him again!
We have only seen a few of them up close around our place. I did hear them this morning though.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day.
I bet you will feel a lot safer once that fence is done! We have them up here too and they take small animals all the time. Every week there is a news report of a small cat or dog that has been taken by them. It's very scary to hear them howeling at night. Boy yours got very close to the house. I wonder if your trash was near him (her?) and that is what he (she) was going after. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
What time of day was this visit? It doesn't appear to be dark yet in this picture.ReplyDelete
Angie ~ it was about 11:15 amReplyDelete
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We have lots in our neck of the woods. They are kinda scary. They come around and eat the dogfood folks leave out for their pets and dig in the trash. They were really bad when we were in the drought. If you get a chance stop by my blog and enter the giveaway. :)ReplyDelete
That would give me the heebie-jeebies! Nice picture though!ReplyDelete
Wow! I had no idea there were coyotes in your neck of the woods. We see them a lot in Arizona (of course) but I still get a little scared when I'm taking a walk & see them crossing the street. I just stay still until they pass. They really want nothing to do with us. Still scary though.ReplyDelete
We have lots of coyotes here too but thankfully Shadow and Jasper, our dogs, keep them away from the house. I'm glad you all were inside and not out when he came to visit. Enjoy your day and God bless.ReplyDelete
Wow! Nice picture but I would be more than a little wary of them! I'm sure Jonathan would think they were cool!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! Not sure I would want to see this outside my window! LOL Have a great week!ReplyDelete
We have a lot of coyote dens around our farm....sometimes they are really loud..and they always give me the creeps. It is very rare that we see any walking around near our yard...especially during the day. I always think they must be sick or really hungry to be out during the day so close to a yard.ReplyDelete