I always knew there were coyotes here at Lonesome Duck, and I truly like their yipping songs at night. I've seen them lots of times in the fields, and their poop is a common sight in the middle of the road in the morning. Once we even found the remains of a half eaten baby deer in the front yard that had been their dinner.
But...this evening as it was getting dark Griff started crazy serious barking and we went outside to see what was causing her such alarm. She escaped quickly out the door before we could keep her in and off she went chasing a coyote that had been very close to the back porch. Luckily she didn't really want to catch him, and he turned around only once and then kept going.
Now Griffy is on high alert and won't leave the back door! She's on the lookout for that bad doggy! Perhaps those coyotes are a little too close for comfort.