Coyotes at Midnight in Brampton
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
I had put my two dogs out at approximately 12:30 am this past week in Brampton.
My backyard is adjacent to a ditch / ravine. I heard a shrill bark from my littlest dog (tiny Toy Poodle) and I looked out in the backyard and saw two Coyotes pacing along the fence.
I reacted instantly and ran out to scoop up the littlest dog in my arms and secure the larger Poodle.
I stood in amazement watching these two creatures. They did not leave right away. Then they departed by going down into the ditch / ravine.
Had it not been for the fearless bark of my little dog, they may have jumped the fence (5 foot chain-link) to take down the dogs. I'm so glad that you were there to rescue your little dogs!
A 5" fence would probably not have kept a hungry Coyote out!