We have been hearing yipping and howling the past few weeks at night. It sounded like a coyote but I had not seen nor heard any in the eight years we have been here. Then twice just as the daylight was disappearing we came upon something racing across the road into the field. It looked much like a fox but because of the lack of light, the fact that it was moving fast and we are just plain getting old and losing our eyesight, we couldn't tell for sure what it was.
Mystery solved. This morning while I was getting ready to plant some flowers this guy raced out of the forest and stopped at the bottom of our field to nose around. He hung around long enough for me to take a few pictures and then he was off to look for something to eat. I grew up with coyotes, or I should say most people thought we were raised with wolves or coyotes. But really coyotes were a common thing at night but we rarely saw them in the day so I was quite surprised to see this one hanging around in the morning sunshine. He looks quite well fed too.