I take my elderly dog out between 9–10pm nightly, so she can make it through the night without an accident. We live in the woods, and I constantly scan the edges of the yard with a blazingly bright light for coyote and bear. In the past I’ve spotted bright eyes watching us. Tonight, a coyote came trotting across our front yard maybe 20 yards from us. I scooped the old girl up and we retreated inside.