Today, I was joined by my wife and a gentleman near 80 yo for a short 11 mile ride.
Along the way we stopped at a bicycle bridge over the creek.
The gentleman said - "There is a deer out there."
It soon became apparent that it wasn't a deer, but a pretty good sized coyote. And the coyote was in the water, trying to get to a duck and her ducklings.
We watched as the coyote tried again and again, and the mama duck shepherded her ducklings out of the way - for about 10 minutes. The coyote never succeeded in getting to the ducks, and finally gave up.
BTW, the gentleman had a quintuple bypass a few months back and this was his first ride since. He did fine.
After the "ride," I then rode on for another ten miles just to get a "real" ride in!
It was fun.