A common visitor in these parts. The coyote is mostly in rural areas, but are routinely seen prowling neighborhood streets. Best time to see the coyote is early morning, dusk, and late at night. They don’t bother people, or anything else that’s larger than they are. As a rule, they avoid people and are startled easily.
This is what most of the local gals look like around here… in need of a big mac for sure!
Photo by Local Photographer: Laura Dearness
To most, this stunning bird is something to admire. To me, it’s a dangerous predator looking to feast on my flock of chickens. The chicken yard is now protected with aviary netting and that’s why this fella looks a little put out!
You wouldn’t think this rather small bird could kill a chicken, unfortunately I’ve learned the hard way, Harris Hawks don’t hunt alone. Family team members are just about 40 feet away on a power line waiting for their opportunity and signal to make the kill.