The coyote next door

"Is it looking at me? I feel like it's looking at me."

Right next door to where we live, there's a big vacant lot that's often used as a shortcut between Upper and Lower Gibsons. But people aren't the only ones making use of the property; we see deer and even the occasional black bear hanging out in this little slice of wilderness in the middle of town. A couple of years ago, Val saw a young coyote exploring the lot and even making it a temporary home. Val would watch the coyote from the balcony and the coyote would watch Val from the field. Both were very aware of the existence of the other.