My son has been having a night time visitor. He has seen it a few times and says it is quite large. Its frontend is huge and muscular and it is every bit the predator. Since my son and his wife have quite a varied collection of pets and farm animals, including chickens, ducks, geese, quail, goats, etc. I would say that the night time visitor is after the poultry.
Like I said, he has seen it many times and just lately, his game camera has caught it in infra-red light. Here is a picture of the big coyote that is showing up for a midnight snack:
It is a little blurred, since he really didn't want to pose for a portrait. He said he hadn't had a chance to comb his hair.
My son said for me not to let my pups out at night alone, so I go out with them and stand guard. They complain about not having any privacy, but you know for dogs and humanity, those who want safety and protection from their government always end up as servants and slaves. Of course in my case, I am our pups' slave, but I don't mind at all. Now you all have a great day, you hear?