Daniel and I went for a walk Sunday morning while it was cool outside. I'm kind of glad it was just he and I because I freaked out when I saw a coyote heading right toward us! It was actually pretty funny, because we were walking and talking and Daniel suddenly pushed me to the opposite side of him. I looked up to where he was gazing, and there was a coyote just wandering down the road.
Now, we don't live in a rural area at all. This is not a place I would have expected to see a wild animal. We live in a metropolitan area. There is not a natural habitat for coyotes anywhere near us. They must be out looking for food and/ or water with our temperatures suddenly soaring into the triple digits.
The funniest thing is that as I was getting ready to cross the road because I was afraid of the coyote, Daniel told me they are really actually kind of skittish. Sure enough, as soon as I calmed down and just watched him wander by, the coyote turned and looked at me like he was afraid I was going to chase him. He was only about 10 feet away from us, but he minded his own business and kept on walking. Boy was he beautiful!
Our friend had mentioned the other day that he saw a coyote in the grocery store parking lot a few miles down the road, and I had been picking on him saying he was imagining things. I wonder if this is a family of coyotes or if there are a few lone animals hanging around. I wonder if this is the same one our friend saw. Either way I hope the animals find what they are looking for without causing damage that will wind up with animal control destroying them.
The picture below is not of the exact coyote we saw because we didn't think to take Daniel's phone out and snap a picture. This looks exactly like the one we saw, though.