This morning I was enjoying coffee on the patio when a neighbor dog started going nuts. Mesa assumed a "ready" position and started scanning the hills. A yote came trotting by about 10' in back of the yard. I quietly watched to see what he would do. Soon a muzzle popped over the wall (which is only about 3' high) and we exchanged looks. Mesa finally saw him and started going nuts. The yote made a quick retreat. He looks pretty thin and scraggly. His tail is also very thin and unimpressive. I have seen a couple that were very well-fed with tails that would rival a german shepard's.
I certainly love to just sit out on the patio during the weekends and watch the wildlife with which I share this area.