Just thought I would post this in case anyone had a similar experience. I live in Livingston county for over 5 years now. In that time I have seen 1 coyote running through a field next to the house, 1 huge male that I shot with my bow while deer hunting, and 1 female that I called in and shot in late winter wtih a rifle. Sunday evening, I was watering a few apple trees I planted this year, and I was crouched down getting the hose from the water tank under the tree, and under the fence that I put around them. Keep in mind, my garden tractor and trialer with water tank is about 30ft away. I heard something in the brush, and didnt look up right away since I was getting hammered by deer flies and just wanted to finish what I was doing. After about 3 seconds the noise is much closer and more rapid so I looked up and then JUMPED UP when I saw a huge dog coming straight at me!!! I didnt realize it was a coyote at first since I was at ground level and could only see the head/face, so I just yelled "HEY" at this thing and waved my arms like I was going to come after him (this once worked when I was attacked by an Alaskan Husky years ago) so it must have just been my instinct. However, this dog DID NOT immediately stop or turn around, more acted confused, took a few more steps towards me (now about 12-15 feet away, THEN turned and bounced away. Once I saw this thing, I fully realized it was a coyote, and on the smaller side. I think it saw me crouched down and maybe assumed I was much smaller, until I stood up. It didnt look like it had mange or anythng bad, just one daring SOB. Little closer than I would have liked...anyone have a similar experience? I have tried to thin them by calling in the winter, but not much luck.