Coyotes at Trent University
(Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
I work at Trent University whose main campus is just outside of Peterborough, Ontario, and often leave campus between 8 pm and 11 pm on weeknights.
On two nights in the past two weeks (early December, 2010), I have heard the distinctive yipping of a group of Coyotes very close to the parking lot where I leave my car each day.
Tonight, I was able to actually see the Coyotes, with a group lounging around in a small field right next to the parking lot. At least 4 Coyotes were visible by my car's headlights, and I believe there was at least one and possibly two more that I could spot by the shining eyes just inside the treeline.
It was pretty interesting to see a group of the animals that close to campus, and they seemed to be not bothered whatsoever by my car's presence.
I will confess that it was a little eerie to be close enough that I could see their eyes blinking in the glare of my headlights.Thank you so much for this report of your sighting, I'm sure our readers will enjoy reading about your encounter!