For the past month I’ve been wondering if a coyote is living in the yard. Twice I’ve found dead rats (well, technically they were only half-rats, something had chewed off the head and front legs) in the past month. My dog has also been acting very territorial in her own back yard, marking particular spots on a regular basis.
Today I got confirmation that there is definitely a coyote in my yard. He hardly cares that I’m there. He was munching away on some grass in the corner of the yard near the carport. I came back in the house, got my camera and he was still there. I took some photos and scared him off into the further recesses of the yard. But it’s fenced so I don’t think he can get out (the driveway is the only way out).
Should I do anything about it, besides warn the neighbors that have cats they let out during the day that there’s a non-nocturnal coyote? I’m kinda happy I have at least two fewer rats in my back yard.