Magnolia Voice reader Kristin found the coyote in her yard on Sunday morning in the 2800 block of 23rd Ave West.
The Magnolia coyote appeared in our yard this morning about 10:30. It is good sized, appears healthy and doesn’t appear to be the least bit skittish about humans in its immediate vicinity. It didn’t balk a bit about being within 10 feet of me or my husband, even as I moved toward it, camera in hand. In fact, the picture was taken without a telephoto lens.
First it ate the cat food on our neighbor’s deck, then it chased a squirrel up a tree. Another neighbor’s tethered dog (a big, Newfoundland mix, I believe) was barking incessantly at it, and the coyote appeared to want a piece of that dog (its fur was up, teeth bared as it patrolled the fence line, looking for an avenue to get at it.) Fortunately, the coyote didn’t find a break in the fence.
The coyote hung out in our yard for about 15 minutes before heading south down the alley.
Thanks Kristine for the amazing pictures.