Reading the story below about a toddler being attack by a coyote while on the porch in the Dallas area was disturbing, to say the least. It was suggested that disease or its emaciated state drove the animal to do such a thing.
But in our area of Texas, the panhandle, the mere fact of watering the lawn about four in the morning has brought wildlife to our door, including coyotes. Listening to the farm report the other day, it said that it has been about a year since we’ve had any significant precipitation. At our house, they just want something to drink.
Excerpt from The Blow-up Man
Outside, the winds were sustained at about forty miles-per-hour. Shamelessly, it beat an old wreath that hung on the front door. In addition to its thumping, Annette heard coyotes howling in the distance. The pitch of their cry rose and fell. She concluded that whoever or whatever was agitating the pack would soon face the consequences of violating their territory.