This evening at 5:15 about a tenth of a mile from my house a coyote crossed the road right in front of my car. The coyote stopped in the woods after crossing so I stopped my car to look at him, it stared right at me for a few seconds then proceeded on deeper into the woods. Of course I didn’t have a camera with me because I was just making a quick run for some groceries. 😦 This was only the second coyote I’ve seen in my nearly 50 years of life, the first was a couple years ago on Route 44 in Chepachet RI. These guys and the local population of fishers here near the MA, RI and CT borders are the reason we make sure Bootsie is inside well before sunset. I saw my first fisher last fall as it ran across the road in front of me at dusk about a half mile from my house.
Here’s a good coyote picture looking very much like the one I saw, the photo is by marya (emdot) from San Luis Obispo, USA. This photo is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License click the picture for details of the licensing from WikiPedia.
Here’s a picture of a fisher by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee.