This week I spotted a (at least 1) Coyote on my pond in the mornings and afternoons. It was very fearless. There were also crows, raptors (I couldn’t identify), etc. A couple of days ago, I looked at the island on the pond and spotted a ribcage. It was the carcass of a young buck, which had been drawing scavengers of all kinds, from all directions, for days. I dragged it to the woods because there were far too many predator tracks close to the house for me to let it stay there longer (i.e, both Coyote and Red Fox tracks on the stairs beside the house and all around, including scat).
Observer: Paul Anderson