My husband bought me a game camera for my birthday on October 4th this year. We have set it up several nights and days, all we got were pictures of Medic our guard dog. He is not really, but he patrols our 6 acres and keeps us safe from the deer. (My five dogs hate deer and will chase them for miles) About a month ago, I posted that something got in my chicken run and was after my rooster, Sheldon a brown star. I went yelling and screaming, grabbed a shovel and was going to bash the "varmit's head in.... I did not have my glasses so I was not sure what it was. My DH has owned this house for 14 years, never has seen anything bigger than a possum. Coons are never in our yard. Today I let my 14 hens and Sheldon out to free range. I just got in the house and I heard Sheldon's battle cry, then all the hens. I looked out my window and I saw a dog that I thought was going to fight my dog Jake (avatar) or Medic. I ran out to my side yard and got the shock of my life!! Biggest coyote I have ever seen!! He was almost as tall as Medic, but thinner, a healthy beuatiful thick fur coat! He was so intent on going after my chickens that it took him a second to realize I was running at him. We both had the expression on our faces as "What the heck am I doing here?" He turned and ran off back into the woods. My mom told me later that the coyote didn't go to the side yard, it went out the back woods. I figured out that we had two of them visiting!! I am now glad that the thing jumped over my 8 foot fence 4 weeks ago, cause seeing him today made me realize that I would have been on the wrong side of the battle. My shovel would not have been a defense against this thing. Now my husband wants me to be more careful when I am out in the dark, but I know most coyotes want to avoid humans like the plague. I will never not have a rooster as long as I have chickens. Sheldon saved my hens. The coyote made absolutely no noise! We set up the game cam in the direction of the woods near the back of my chicken run. Hopefully I will have pictures in the next couple of days to share with you all! Theresa Sheldon is THE roo of the day!!