Heard a pack of coyotes howling at approximately 6am (local time). I could not visually spot them in the dark, but their obvious distinct howling/yelping sounds were coming from the natural green space that runs adjacent to our property (part of the Sugar River/Badger Mill Creek watershed). Only heard for about a minute. May have been traveling.
3 coyotes - 1 leader and 2 "stragglers". Initial thought is a mother and her offspring, although all 3 were close to the same size. Leader saw the dog and myself and started trotting the other way, and the others followed. I shouted and they started trotting a bit faster. Again headed Northeast.
Mammals (class Mammalia /məˈmeɪli.ə/) are a clade of endothermic amniotes. Among the features that distinguish them from the other amniotes, the reptiles and the birds, are hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands in females, and a neocortex (a region of the brain). The mammalian brain regulates body temperature and the circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart. The mammals include the largest animals on the planet, the rorquals and some other whales, as well as some...