I've discovered another reason to keep cycling on rainy days:
I used to see foxes almost every week on my bike commute in Glasgow - usually in the woods, but sometimes in the vet school campus where I worked - and it always made my day. Coyotes still seem terribly exotic to me, and the sightings are rarer, so that thrill goes double.
I wasn't scared at all - hey, if he'd started chasing me he'd no doubt have slammed into a cliff or fallen into a canyon within a few seconds* - but it was a great reminder of why the cats need to stay inside at night!
ETA: right on cue, the BBC have an article today on the role of cemeteries in preserving urban biodiversity!
*hi, Facebook and Twitter friends! Yes, I recycle my jokes for the good of the environment.