All summer long we were serenaded by a pack of wild coyotes moving through the bush at night. We could hear their yelps and yips as they ran, the pups occasionally howling in their high-pitched tones. This was all well and good as long as they kept moving, but lately, one (or two) of the coyotes seems to be visiting the farm at night and , well, disturbing the peace. This particular creature is persistent and seems intent on YIPPING endlessly at around 3:00 a.m. almost every morning. He (I'm sure it's a he) MOCKS our two guard dogs, and they seem to be somewhat worried, only occasionally barking in that tone which suggests they would appreciate some reinforcements, and are we coming out to help them , already.
The coyotes seem so much more predatory when the weather turns cold, and lately they seem to be getting too close for comfort. At least we have the two dogs to warn them away from the horses. I'm all for living in harmony with nature and all that, but it's getting to be a bit much in the hairy predator department. Hey, couldn't you coyotes just harass the neighbours for a few nights, we need our sleep ..... I hear they have chickens (!)