Be careful when walking out on a crisp fall night.
You might encounter what may look like a beautiful looking dog, but in fact could be a coyote. No, it's not the type that you'd find with Wile E. Coyote "super genius" from the Warner Bros. cartoons. These are the real deal and do not fool around. One thing you definitely don't want to do is to feed them or panic for that matter.
Check out the NJ.com article on the link below on what to do when encountering a coyote and preventative ways to avoid visits from the animal.