We have our share of wildlife on Whidbey Island. No bears or lions (that I know of), but lots of non-domesticated creatures just the same. One of the forest creatures most often in conversation is the coyote. Check out the local blog of Dan Pedersen, author of Whidbey Island’s Special Places. His story of a ‘close encounter’ with a coyote in his yard and the photos he took are fascinating. You can find his coyote story at http://wildwhidbey.blogspot.com/2011/10/face-to-face-at-high-noon.html.