Coyote In Youngsville
This morning, as I was preparing to leave home, I saw a coyote run down my street.
Right down the middle of the street. And he wasn't playing around, he was in full-blown scat mode! Running faster than I could have imagined a coyote could run, and it continued until it was around the bend, maintaining its position in the center of the street.
What's so surprising about this? Well, I don't live in the country. I live in a neighborhood in Youngsville. Houses all around, with only a few small patches of woods in the area.
A coyote, much like the one above, trotting down my street. Am I overreacting about this? I mean, I'm not afraid of a coyote (I'm afraid of two, though), but I do worry about my neighbors with small pets.
Has anyone else seen coyotes in our area?
Here is a map of the area. The coyote came from Young Street, and ran all the way down Beacon Drive until it made the curve. I circled wooded areas in red, and highlighted the coyote's route in blue:
Are these wooded areas large enough to support coyotes? Are coyotes usually out in the daytime? Has anyone in the Youngsville area been missing pets or other yard animals?