This healthy female coyote was scouting for food around the Mitchem’s home, including checking out their cats on the porch. Keep your small pets and children close and be aware. Most coyote packs send out a scout or two who then call the remainder of the pack in once he/she has found available food. There are always coyotes following whitetail deer, as well as other small animals such as the plentiful rabbits we have here at Oakridge.
David asked me to post these pictures and remind everyone to be cautious as these were taken just off their back porch. It’s a good idea to not leave pet food out overnight that would attract unwanted predators. Below is another nice picture of the same coyote. And as always, live life outdoors!