A larger than usual coyote was in our neighborhood last night. The word quickly spread among the joggers and dog walkers. Most of the coyotes who wander in from the desert areas are scrawny and in need of a meal but this one is reportedly a cut above the usual and - this is the important part - aggressive. Our standard neighborhood coyotes keep their distance.
Over the past few years we've had kit foxes, raccoon, skunks, and, accordingly to one neighbor, javelina in our area. This is not a desert area but a part of Phoenix that is green and lush however the easements alone could provide plenty of hiding places plus the desert is not that far away. They can easily stroll down via the paths that abut the network of canals.
The night vision camera has become more tempting.