Morning Coyote

This morning the dogs were barking in the yard as usual. Normally, they bark at the deer who cut through the creek gully. This time though, a coyote came out of the gully. I ran to the yard and he left when he saw me. Hopefully, he will be startled enough not to come back - and he won't bring his friends. The cats are usually out in the morning and I'd hate for one to become a snack. I did let the dogs out in hopes that they would mark the territory. I'm not sure if they did any marking but they sure came back dirty!