I guess she wanted to make sure the forms for the observatory were up to code. We often see coyotes roaming through the yard, but this young lady was very bold and spent quite some time cruising the yard.
Coyotes here are also very healthy looking. Some are about the size of German Shepherds and are well fed on bunnies, ground squirrels and whatever else they can catch. This one was beautiful!
Sorry about the picture quality, I was shooting through the kitchen window while she made her rounds. You can see the snow is mostly gone now….it has been very windy!