Tuesday, June 24, 2008

SHOCKED!!!

Last night we were coming home from grocery shopping when all of the sudden Zane said "Oh my God, I just saw a coyote!" I told him it was probably just a stray dog but he stopped the truck and backed up.....sure enough, it WAS a coyote!!! That sucker was huge, too!!! It was as big as our lab/mix, Licky....and she is over 70lbs!



When I first saw it, I thought maybe it was a wolf or a stray dog.....but it had all the markings of a coyote. It was in the field where they have cows, so we made sure to let the owner know what we saw so he could keep an eye out. It's strange......for the past 3-4 months, we had been hearing howling at night when we would let the dogs out to go potty and Zane said then it was either a coyote or wolf. We called & told our neighbor about seeing it as well, and he even said he had been hearing them at night for awhile now. From now on, when Ty and I are outside I am always making sure Licky is with us!!!

3 comments:

CurlyMonkeyMomma said...

Wow...a real Coyote?? That's freaky. Definitely keep Licky around you outside!! Especially if they are coming out in the day-time hours!! Would have been cool to get a pic of it for us city folk! lol
I've seen foxes in our neighborhood...red foxes, not the old guy from Sanford and Son, either! They look scrawny, like they are having a hard time finding food...

Christine said...

I am going to make sure I carry my camera with me all the time from now on!!! It was so fast, though.....it disappeared into the woods and I only got a quick glance at it. I'm just glad Zane saw it so he could let the people who own the cows know about it.....that coyote could easily take down a small calf! :(

We used to see foxes around here, but haven't seen one in awhile. We did see a skunk that was HUGE, though! EWWWWW!!! LOL

Patrice4 said...

Yikes! Shudder.