came within just a few feet away from me this morning,
allowing me to capture a wonderful wildlife shot.
This coyote came up into the yard......while I was outside working on my vintage shop, which is unusual for coyotes to do.
It is just inches away from the chicken yard. I happened to hear my chickens squawking and saw it.
If you remember, I have lost quite a few of my good laying hens to these predators.
Sophie, my dog took off after it, with me frantically yelling for her to stop,......... she finally let it run off.
After all of the excitement was over, in only about 5 minutes, the coyote returned............not at all afraid of my presence. This was my photo opportunity. All of the time I was taking these photos, my son was warning me to get a gun to shoot this creature.
But I would rather shoot this way..........
I could tell from the scrawny look of it that it does not have rabies..........
but that it is a female and has probably a litter of pups to feed and she was desperate to get a chicken dinner.
She is on one side of my chicken pen and I am on the other........a stand off of sorts.
Although she is scary...........to me she is very pretty.
Finally after yelling and waving a shovel at her, she half heartedly retreated back to the woods.
I know she will be back and now Sophie and I have to keep a real close eye on the grounds to keep all who live here safe.
How about you?
Have you had a close encounter with the wild side?
I would love to hear!