Coyotes are depicted as reticent, shadowy creatures we usually see briefly in failing light. Cartoon animals, unattractive and sneaky.
Our local Coyotes have transformed this image. They throw parties and play games at night on the golf course below our bedroom window. I can't see them but the yipping and chattering and ebullient school-yard noise transmits such naughty humor that I wake up smiling.
Their voices are neither wolf nor dog; tipsy transvestites jostling and laughing is the best description I can come up with.
I am seriously considering some kind of night-vision camera so that I can see as well as hear the fun.