I have a new critter around my place on the slough in north pole. It has a dog shaped and sized track, It walks single file with the rear pad always placed in the front track, and it will not come into the yard or cross my small wooden bridge. Instead it circles back and forth behind the pens near the slough. It won't go in the pen, it just circles. Always stays behind trees and cover. I get neighborhood dogs occasionally trying to come in my yard, but they usually come right through the middle of the yard. If it is a yote I need to trap it, I can't afford to loose anymore birds from my coup, but I would like to avoid snairing a dog if I can.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.