Okay. So I did not take this picture. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to take a picture — it happened so fast. But this is about what it looked like.
I was driving into Yucaipa on a four-lane road, and something like this ran across the road — no, jaunted across the road. And he had a lot less hair than this one. But despite his ugliness — and yes, naturally, I’ve decided it was a boy — it was probably the happiest darn coyote I’ve ever seen. His body was much more naked, and most of his hair seemed concentrated on the top of his head and the tip of his tail. And he seemed taken with spring fever, leaping about like a puppy once he reached the grassy hills on the other side.
Crazy. I wish I had gotten a picture. He really was something to see.