ChipSeal sees coyotes. I occasionally see coyotes, too. These guys live in the same neighborhood I've seen coyotes in, and I often see them on the morning ride in to work, right around dawn. I've never seen them on the ride home, though I mainly ride this street on the way home when it's unusually hot out. I once saw a cat stalking them, but the cat quickly thought better of the scheme, once it noticed that each bird was bigger than the cat and there were five of them. There still ARE five of them. Four colored like this, and one that's white. They barely even noticed the cat.
The first time I saw the white one, I thought it was a turkey. Near as I can figure, these are domesticated guinea fowl. Anyone got another theory? Anybody see this kind of stuff when they're driving their car to work?
FRIDAY UPDATE. Check that statement about never seeing those birds on the way home. Today I took the hot day route home and there they were. So these guys like it cool and they like it hot. Partly I took the hot day route home to see if I couldn't snap a shot for Lyle of the local peacock that sometimes hangs out just a bit to the east, but both he and the zebra were out of sight.
As I went by these birds, the conflict between "must press on" and "get those birds in a jpg close up" urges caused a brief wobbly stretch until I decided the birds could wait for another day. They're just not in the same class as a hot peacock!