Most wildlife I see outside the national parks almost always runs off into the forest to get a safe distance away from people. Coyotes are no exception.  They are incredibly smart, and so adaptive that some have learned to live exclusively in major cities preying on urban wildlife (and the occasional cat or dog).  Efforts to rid them from the country side have failed and in fact it usually results in the coyotes adapting to the point that their numbers increase. This lone coyote was sleeping on the shoulder of the road.  I slowly approached then stopped my car and turned off the engine. The coyote continued to sit on the road but eventually got up, stretched and yawned and then proceeded to howl.  It did this several times, but without getting a response back, it slowly wandered off in search of some unsuspecting ground squirrels.