I headed out on one of my usual walks yesterday, surprised and delighted that it wasn’t raining. I like this route because much of it is off the main road so I don’t need to dodge cars. When I got to the place I would normally turn right, there was a big, loud dog who did not seem happy to see me. I had never seen a dog in that driveway and I didn’t feel like taking a chance that there was an electric fence. (I got chased by a dog one time and do not want to repeat that experience). No problem, I would just turn around and go back the way I had come. About half a mile from home, I heard a lot of chicken activity. They were loud! I walk this path a lot and don’t recall hearing chickens in this yard but sure enough, up on the fence, I saw a chicken. It was sitting very still but making quite a racket. I snapped a picture and then looked into the yard to see if there was a chicken coop. Well yes, there was a rather large, fenced off area for chickens but more surprising was the other creature I saw running across the yard. A small coyote with a chicken in his jaws. He paused for a minute (did he see me?) and then took off down the road. The same road I was walking! I quickly snapped a picture of him heading off to his feast. Imagine, if I hadn’t seen the barking dog, I would have missed this reminder that we share this space with all sorts of wild life.