I spent the 4th of July holiday at a beach I've been going to for 14 years. I like to play with the dog at 5:30 in the morning. Usually, no one else is out there.
This morning, one other guy was out there playing with his dog. Suddenly, I saw a coyote come out of the woods (never saw one here before).
My dog is a puppy and thinks coyotes are dogs that want to be played with. She tends to chew on the tails, ears, and jowls of dogs she meets -- we figured the coyote would not appreciate that. I started building distance fast, told my wife to hold our dog so I could run interference.
The other guy saw the coyote, but couldn't get away before it came up to his dog. They actually played for a tiny bit. They coyote grabbed the dog's tennis ball, but let him have it back about 30 seconds later.
I don't have pics, but the other guy snapped some of his dog with the coyote on his cell phone. He figured his wife would never believe it. They live here full time and have never seen a coyote. I barely believe it, and I saw it with my own eyes.