I answered the phone in the living room today, and as is my custom when I'm on the phone, I looked out the front window.
In the middle of winter, when the snow is not so sparkly white and the sky is dreary, this is what I see.
Many times while talking/listening, I have watched deer play in the lane - jumping the wire fence, wandering in and out of the trees, or just grazing.
Today... I was shocked to see this!
This is not a dog. My first notion was that it was a wolf. He jumped around in the snow, looked back at the trees and was joined by a second... um, wolf(?). I watched in disbelief for a couple of minutes and finally had the good sense to get my camera. "Wolf" #2 had disappeared, but #1 waited around until I finished the photo shoot.
I did some checking on wolves: they aren't very common in lower MI; they look a lot like coyotes; they are bigger than coyotes, but I wasn't close enough to measure their height and length.
So, what do you think? Wolf? Or coyote?
Me? I think I'll stay inside!
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. Psalm 12:5