We observed this Coyote on a drizzly morning in Carrollton, Texas.

Overcast and rainy weather seems to give Coyotes a little more confidence about moving around during daylight hours. Perhaps they feel like the poor light and resulting lower visibility gives them more cover.

In any case, this Coyote was moving quickly but cautiously. He obviously felt exposed and uncomfortable. And, once he realized he had attracted our attention, he moved along that much more quickly. Coyotes are very wary of people under normal circumstances.

This observation also serves to illustrates one of the ways wildlife can move through urban areas. Parks, greenbelts, and other undeveloped areas often serve as wildlife corridors which allow animals, such as this Coyote, the ability to move in and out of urban areas with confidence—especially at night when there are few people around.

We observed this Coyote on a drizzly morning in Carrollton, Texas. Overcast and rainy weather seems to give Coyotes a little more confidence about moving around during daylight hours. Perhaps they feel like the poor light and resulting lower visibility gives them more cover.
We observed this Coyote on a drizzly morning in Carrollton, Texas. Overcast and rainy weather seems to give Coyotes a little more confidence about moving around during daylight hours. Perhaps they feel like the poor light and resulting lower visibility gives them more cover.
In any case, this Coyote was moving quickly but cautiously. He obviously felt exposed and uncomfortable. And, once he realized he had attracted our attention, he moved along that much more quickly.
In any case, this Coyote was moving quickly but cautiously. He obviously felt exposed and uncomfortable. And, once he realized he had attracted our attention, he moved along that much more quickly.
Coyotes are very wary of people under normal circumstances.
Coyotes are very wary of people under normal circumstances.