Coyotes!

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On our walk this morning, we ran into some pretty bold coyotes. I saw them first, luckily, and they were about 50 yards off. Usually when they see a person they scamper away, but one of them didn’t, he just sat there staring at us. I had both dogs with me, so it was three against one, but he just sat there. I snapped a couple of shots as we continued walking towards him, but he still didn’t move. Jack hadn’t seen him yet since we were walking into the sun but I knew once he got a whiff, he would be hard to control, so I decided to just turn around.

 

There are two of the here - one behind the other. One of them took off down the slope into the gully. The other just sat there watching us.

There are two of them here – one behind the other. One of them took off down that slope into the gully. The other just sat there watching us.

 

But surprisingly, the coyote started to follow us!

 

Here he is just sitting there. I yelled, but he didn't move.

Here he is just sitting there. I yelled to scare him off, but he didn’t move.

 

You can see he is on the other side of that fence now - following us.

You can see he is on the other side of that fence now – following us.

 

He's watching us closely and following us.

He’s watching us closely and following us.

 

We quickly got back into the neighborhood and he disappeared, but I think I’ve discovered where their den is (down that gully) and it’s likely this is a mated pair and they’ve got a new litter of pups. I will have to be watchful on our early morning walks.

Have you run into coyotes this bold?

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  1. A bit hard on the nerves! Suspect you’re right and they’re protective of new young. Reminds me of the one who stalked us for awhile earlier this spring. The usual noise, etc, made zero impression on him. Stay safe!
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  2. Woof! Woof! Scary. Be safe on your next walk/run. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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