I know there’s wildlife along Katy Trail. It’s not a new thing. I saw a fox there the other day. But last night was definitely a first for me.
My husband and I like to take our dog for late-night walks on Katy. He enjoys the smells and chasing the occasional squirrel (the dog that is, not my husband). But I was a little on edge when we went for our walk around 9:30 last night. I’d heard about a coyote sighting. And Miko, our very fluffy Samoyed, looks like an easy target for a hungry coyote. So I kept looking behind us as we walked. We got to just a little more than a quarter mile north of the American Airlines Center, when I turned around and saw him. He was very close, and he was obviously stalking us. He wasn’t bothered when we turned around to look at him, but he did stop, look at us, look at our dog who hadn’t turned around and had no idea what was going on, and then sauntered into the wooded area next to him. The only way back to the car was to pass by where he was. So we carefully made our way and then turned around. We saw him cross the trail and go to the other side. Then he sat and watched us for a while before taking off.
So be careful out there. Keep your dogs close. And surround yourself with people slower than you.