A break in the weather found my beloved mini Aussie, Sabrina, and me on morning walk in our subdivision; most homes sit on three acres.
As we rounded the curve in the gravel road, I looked to my right. There, camouflaged with the scenery, at the back of the neighbor’s yard, about ten feet from the wooded creek bed, stood a coyote.
At first glance, the coyote was easily mistaken for a fawn – same tan coloring with hints of gray.
Well, the coyote and I had a stand-off. Sabrina didn’t even notice the animal as she was too busy, head buried in the brush, taking in all the interesting smells.
The coyote-standoff lasted for at east five minutes or so. I have seen videos where coyotes can take down deer in minutes. Amazing.
An abandoned dog house lay on our neighbor’s property adjacent to the creek. I believe the coyote was using this wood lean-to for refuge – never straying more than five to fifteen feet away from the entrance to the structure.
Next time I’m out for a stroll, I’m bringing the Nikon with the zoom lens.
But for now, check out this video of a cat that stared down a coyote in California – and won.