Today my dogs and I hit the trails nearby on two separate hikes and had a blast. This morning was much cooler and the dogs ran to their heart's content. This evening it was super hot, the dogs were dragging, and we spotted a coyote which totally freaked me out. I of course panicked and ran in the opposite direction. The dogs, strangely enough, never even picked up its scent. The rest of the hike was spent looking around frantically. I really must get some pepper spray. Maybe coyotes aren't even a threat but I'm not taking any chances. Same goes for tarantulas and snakes.