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While we were still living in West Los Angeles, the most urban of suburbs, I used to walk to and from my work every day.
This required me to leave the house quite early in the morning, so I would be at my desk in time.
One morning in spring, I left the house and began walking toward my office. Then I noticed a gray, German-shepherd-like animal that was walking down the middle of our residential street. He was headed in the direction that I was going, and he kept exact pace with me.
Our street led down to a main traffic artery. At the corner, the gray, dog-like animal turned left, toward the nearby public park, and I turned to the right toward my office. But he stopped for a second, and watched me as I walked a small distance away.
I turned to see what he was doing, and that's when he seemed to smile at me, and nod his head in my direction, as if to say, "Have a nice day."
That's when I realized that he was a very urbanized coyote!
I saw him a few more times, and each time we walked to the end of the block together.