Right from the start, this coyote knew he was in charge.
Quinn Rosa, a 38-year-old human, was prepping for another shift at the Columbia Gorge Comfort Inn in Troutdale when he spotted the predator around 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.
The quick-witted coyote poked his head over a wooded berm near the hotel, located at 1000 Graham Road.
"He looked like a boss walking into the office," Rosa said in an interview. "He just looked at me, decided everything's going OK — and then — 'I'll leave ya to it.'"
It was a brief encounter, but Rosa grabbed his iPhone and was able to snap a few choice shots from the comfort of his car. The Portland resident wasn't too surprised because his supervisor, Stephanie Madrigal, had seen a coyote in the area the day before.
"He was as bold as you please," Rosa said.
Then the coyote went one way, and Rosa went to work.