I think it was a Coyote
by Mike Horley
(Inverhuron, Ontario, Canada)
I was walking in Inverhuron Provincial Park in snowy weather and came across numerous dog tracks but noticed there were no human tracks with them that would signify an owner walking with domestic dogs.
I decided to follow the tracks, they lead me into the bush. I followed the tracks to a tree in which the underside of the tree was dug out.
I looked closer and there was a pair of yellow eyes with black pupils looking at me. The eyes were angry looking. I was probably 2 metres away from the animal. The eyes were actually startling.
The animal was curled up and had a dark grey/black/brown coat. It looked rather larger.
As I had my Doberman with me and didn't want him to disturb the animal or get into a scrap with it, so we moved on.
This den is about 200 m from my house and just 25 m off a popular walking trail.