Three in a row...
by Richard McDonald
(Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
I was taking photos of Chickadees at Starkey Hill (just outside of Guelph)at around 1:30 pm, December 23, 2012.
The trail was fairly busy with other hikers and plenty of dogs. As I was standing still, I heard a rustling in the bushes behind me.
I turned and saw what I took to be a dog, about 15 meters away and coming straight for me. A few seconds later I spotted a second and then a third identical animal.
As the lead animal got to within approximately 5 meters, I realized they were Coyotes.
I was startled by the size of them; much larger than I imagined Coyotes to be. I bent down to lift my tripod and they suddenly veered off and ran away into the bushes.Thanks for letting us know about your Coyote encounter!