Coyotes on Patrol North of Hamilton
(Flamborough, Ontario, Canada)
I live in a subdivision north of Hamilton and I have seen three Coyotes during the day in the last month or so.
Most recently my wife and I saw a large Coyote (looked 40-50lbs and tall) in the field behind our house.
He wasn't in a hurry and I was able to get good close up look with my Binoculars. He was much bigger then the others I have seen. This was at 2pm on Sunday February 10th.
Also it's quite apparent that one is patrolling the back of the house in the night, based on tracks I see in the snow. I can understand as it's the middle of the night but is it common to see them out mid day?
We have little kids and I am considering getting a nice family dog that is big enough to deter any Coyotes from coming in from the field. I know small dogs would be more of a lure so perhaps someone can recommend a medium -large breed that might help us rest easier if the kids are outside playing?