|The foot bridge I was standing on.|
All of a sudden I heard extremely loud howling. At first I didn't recognize it as a coyote howl. I thought it was a siren. Then yes, I knew it was a coyote howl.
|Photo by Bill Heinsen|
Since it was so very loud it must have been close. I would guess they were within 200 m. The area is heavily wooded so it was impossible to see the coyotes. There were two or more howling and the howling went on for at least a minute.
|Bower Woods looking over a large beaver dam.|
This area is completely surrounded by housing. It is about 300 m from the bower Mall. I would suspicion these coyotes frequent the mall at night and do very well as far as food is concerned.
Usually we hear coyotes from a distance so this occurrence was very different.