God, folks, I just saw a coyote. Right by my nextdoor neighbors’ house. It looked exactly like this:
And it just stared at me. I knew I heard weird howling at night and saw suspicious paw prints in the snow in winter but I didn’t expect to see one in the middle of the day. It was entirely unafraid of me. At first, I thought it was a fox, although it was bigger and had a different maw from the foxes I’d seen before. But I googled it, and it’s a coyote all right.
I’m now afraid to go outside.