Last night the coyote was back and took me by surprise. I was out in the yard with Diesel next to the fence and the coyote stepped out of the brush and started walking towards us. Diesel starting doing his play bark and whine. Like he thought this coyote could be a new play mate. I immediately pulled him away and took him to the upper deck and then sent him into the house. I stayed up on the upper deck with my dog gate up and my husband came out and went straight up to the fence despite me telling him not to and then telling him "at least take a stick so you can beat it off if you need to." His response to that was a smart alec "I don't want to beat off a coyote." (sexual undertone intended). So I stood guard on upper deck and snapped several photos from up there before getting him to leave the coyote be and come back. He insisted that 1. the coyote was too small to be a threat. 2. the fence was high enough to protect us and 3. the coyote was so cute.... Well my research and quick youtube search proves coyotes can easily hop a 6-7 foot fence. I did share the footage with him. Silly husband of mine. Here are my blurry from a distant pics of the coyote and my hard headed husband.