How many of you have coyotes roaming your neighborhood?
I found out we did, just this morning. After hearing a loud siren-like noise, I looked out the front window to see if I could spot what was making the racket, and what to I see trotting into the front yard from the side of the house? If you guessed "coyote" for some reason, you're right! The critter had a bit of a limp, as he or she trotted down our front yard, across the street, and up the hill of the neighbor's yard, disappearing into the fog.
This was a first for me, since occasional deer sightings were about as exciting as the wildlife got in the neighborhood. The hawks are really increasing around here too. I've even seen one or two falcons zooming through the air.
What's next? Mountain lions? Though generally, one doesn't see these, even if they're three feet away from one...