about 2 hours ago my husband went out in the backyard to fill up the generator, with his headlamp (we have no electricity here, well yes, when the generator is on!) and he ran back to tell me there was coyotes in the back...so I went and he shine the light right on them....they were by the pond, down the hill about, hum I dont know how to calculate this...far enough so that I wasn't scared but close enough i could see them really well! They just stood there for a while, starring right back at us...then went in the woods. I hope they are not thinking about getting my chickens! I was just freaked they really didn't seemed to be bothered by us! Of course i'm not that worried since the chickens are locked in their coop, no way in!