Well, this was a surprise! While walking back from the back pond area of Vassar Farm, I saw what appeared to be a dog coming towards me on the trail. Once I got just far enough up the hill to catch a decent look, I realized there was no one with it. Then it hit me, I was staring at a coyote!
As we were both staring at each other from about 40 feet away, I made the first move and tried to get a photo. The coyote then turned and trotted into the tall grass and I never saw it again. Thankfully, quick reflexes allowed me this shot, even though the road is in the way. What an experience!