We heard coyotes yipping and howling to one another the other night. They sounded really close; maybe in our neighbors yard. While we are already mindful of never allowing our dogs into their fenced in yard alone, it was a good reminder to be ever vigilant in protecting our dogs. There have been way too many cats and small dogs snatched from their yards in this neighborhood.
I found the above photo, which was taken about 9 years ago, from my kitchen window. This coyote was eating wild pears that had fallen from that old tree. Coyotes are nocturnal, so seeing them in the day is unusual for us.