Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Yesterday afternoon there were a couple coyotes in our backyard. One was an adult and the other, a pup.
They are such beautiful creatures. I'm saddened that they have had to come into populated areas to survive.
There have been a few incidents in the past couple weeks that raised questions in my and Greg's minds. The first happened one afternoon while we were sitting in our living room and we heard animal fighting. It was very loud. We both looked at each other and quickly went out the back door to listen to what was going on. Some animal was obviously in distress. Then as quickly as it started, there was silence. The second incidence happened at 2am when we were awaken by loud crying or howling.
This latest sighting brings the puzzle pieces together.
Greg was able to capture a very artsy photo of the adult. I was in my office when Greg called to me. I looked out my office window and there they were. The adult and the pup just lazily trotting across the hillside. I love all animals and they were so pretty. I felt sadness at the same time. They are not in their element.
Everytime Chase and Beanie go outside to take care of their potty business, I am out there as well protecting my pack!