Yep, I'm looking out the bathroom window this morning and I see an animal crossing the yard a bit down the ravine. It definitely wasn't a dog or a cat or a deer.
I thought a fox but it was nearly as big as a dog. It was gray with a bushy tail.
My painter said it must be a coyote. I've heard they're around and we do hear howling but never saw one and the moment he said it I realized what it must be.
Anyone with real coyote (not coyote ugly) experience? Do they ever attack people?
It was a red letter day. The painter saw a new black snake sunning on the driveway. This one was only 4 feet long.
I live on the 12th floor usually and grew up in L.A. so you can imagine my reaction to this. DH is still in the city. The power went out in the middle of the night and the thud woke me up and there are no neighbors here, just trees. I don't scare easily but I think I'm a bit spooked.