We’ve enjoyed the last year of living up in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s been a nice respite from the giant pulsing populace of humanity that surrounds us. We’ll be moving out of our apartment in the woods this weekend and down into Redwood City. However, as I finished my last few days in the apartment (where I normally work) I got a treat. I was sitting on my bed working on my laptop when I saw something moving out the window. About 20 feet from the house, in broad daylight, a coyote was working his way across the yard. He stopped right in front of the window long enough for me to get this shot. Unfortunately, the flash went off and created a haze on the window.
I then dashed outside and hid out quietly to get a few more shots. Eventually he saw me, but didn’t seem too worried and continued to go casually along his way. We see these guys all of the time at night, but it was strange for him to be so bold in the middle of the day. Elizabeth says a coyote actually ran at her car (like some dogs do) just the other night, and that he had very similar coloring.
-Matt, the elder brother