This didnt happen at my place but out at my parents this weekend. It was the last time at night I take the dachshunds out, still had one outside (on a leash, I always have them on a leash there.). I looked up and right at the end of a driveway was a coyote. I picked up the dog and backed up to the porch door (close) and went inside. This morning there were tracks all over. Its unprecedented (sp?) because they have never had them come up around the buildings and bother anything. I guess I shouldnt have been surprised because deer are coming right up under the kitchen window to eat birdseed. They never came that close either. I am sure its because of the tough winter we are having.