Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Look what my husband and I saw in our front yard this morning as we were heading to work. Okay, he wasn't IN our front yard, but he was in the grassy, green open space next to our yard. DH tried to get some pictures of him, but he was far enough away they didn't turn out that great.

Can you tell what he is? No? Look at this one then.

Still no? Then here, look at this one!

Yeah, that's a coyote. IN MY FRONT YARD!!!!

I was so glad the dogs were inside for the day. I have heard that coyotes roam these parts, and a coworker has encountered them face-to-face when he was out walking his dog at night once, but this is the first time I have seen one not in a zoo setting, and it was right by my house!

He was cute and all, but he had better stay the deuce away from my baby, dogs, and yard. Otherwise he won't think I am so cute.

I kind of felt bad for him cause the guy obviously had some serious flea issues. I wished he was friendly so I could take care of him, but I know better.

Just stay away little dude. Let's admire each other from a distance, okay?

I have now come across a bobcat and a coyote near my house, and I don't live in the woods people!


Fran said...

Wow! the wildest animal I have seen in my neighbourhood is a fox! you beat me man!! Love Fran

Leah said...

How crazy to see a coyote in your front yard. . . Wow! All I ever see in my yard are squirrels and rabbits. Pretty boring!

Life Happens said...

I hope that coyote doesn't make any more appearances! Yikes!

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Wow that would have freaked me out!! The thing I am terrified of finding in my yard is snakes. But yeah, he better stay away!!

Heather said...

Aww he's cute!

Suzanne said...

Wow! A coyote! And so close! I've seen rabbits, groundhogs, deer, and even a possum in my yard, but never a coyote.

PFM said...

I would have freaked out. We have them in my area too.

Jennifer said...

Wow! So glad the dogs were in too. I know my dog would have went right to him.

Cherish This Life! said...

Oh my goodness - that is nuts!!!! What is it with you Texas peeps?!?! Last time we were there to visit my Hub's parents we managed to see 2 huge snapping turtles in their pool, a skunk, a black squirrel and a whole family of deer...all in their backyard in the middle of the neighborhood. It was AWESOME! (well minus the part with the snapping turtle in the pool, LOL!)