It was an interesting week leading up to the Winter Solstice. Last Monday afternoon my dog starting barking and going nits! I looked out the window and saw what had her upset......a coyote! It was chomping on some small animal at an intersection where children are picked up and dropped off for the nearby school. I grabbed my camera and heading outside and was surprised how close I got. After taking a few shots I headed back into the house to down load the pictures. About 5 minutes later I hear 7-8 gunshots ring out. The Gloucester Police along with the Massachusetts Environmental Police arrived and chased the coyote through two yards finally dispatching the animal across the street from the elementary school. In the meantime we had snow and a quick meltdown making an interesting landscape.