Visitors knocked on the door early this morning to tell
us that they saw some of these near our creek bed:
They believed the tracks were made by:
But I wondered if they might belong to:
Then I found:
Once my curiosity was satisfied
my thoughts turned to:
(I could go on and on.)
I have on occasion seen coyotes on the property as well heard their mournful howls but we have not had any problems with them. There was a recent incident in Madison in which a small dog was attacked by one outside its home but such things are rare.
The coyote population is growing but since we have not had chickens for years, I feel that we have little reason for concern. You'll likely understand if you've ever seen the movie Barnyard. If you wish to learn more about the chicken-coyote connection, and also be entertained, I suggest you watch it. It's certainly no Buck but it is a hoot.