Coming home from taking the cats to the vet for their vaccinations my husband had to brake hard because an animal was about to run in front of him. It stopped and we got a good look at what we think was a coyote. It was 4:30 in the afternoon and it didn't look as lanky as what I think a coyote looks like but I've been looking at pictures of coyotes spotted in CT and it looked more like that anything else. Definitely bigger than a fox and I've only seen red fox around here. I suppose it could have been a coyote dog cross. DH and I agree it didn't move or look like a domestic animal at all. I've only seen coyotes in CT once before and it was a long time ago, and that was a dark night on a street with little light. Hard to compare. We wondered about it being out that early in the day but the CT DEP website says they will come out early especially this time of year, if they have young to feed. Great..... The worst part was that we were barely a mile from our house. I know they're out there but it's still shocking to see one that close to home!