Fortunately, I happened to look out the upstairs window at just the right time. There was a coyote crossing the front yard to check out the deer carcass we had thrown in the weeds! It was pretty cautious and paused frequently, offering plenty of opportunity to take its picture. Camera limitations mean the photos can't be blown up much.
|Twenty Feet Apart|
Once we had everyone contained, we put the boys in crates in the basement and tried again with just the girls. It is amazing how thick it is out there, even without leaves on the trees and undergrowth. We don't know how far we went, but we did find a couple of national forest boundary signs.
|Scott at Forest Boundary Sign|
Scott saw a vole and we both saw a tree that had been stripped of much of its bark by a porcupine. Who knows what the girls saw. By the time we got home, we were all pretty tired, especially little Dora who had spent most of her time trying to keep track of both the humans and her mother. She is a game little dog.