If I'm placing bets on animals most likely to survive - thrive? - in a zombie apocalypse, I'm going with the pack of coyotes that keeps showing up outside our farm. And I'm just hoping they're on the other side of our fence - it's always dark so it's kind of hard to tell.
They make this incredibly piercing high pitched yipping/howling kind of sound - with a definite manic quality to it, like they're one step away from freaking the phuck out and mowing down everything in their path.
But.... so far that hasn't actually happened. My old horse has lived here for 23 years quite peacefully, and we have a herd of pygmy goats that have never had any trouble (although Bossy Pants is Very Mean, and I suspect she has a lot to do with the safety of the goat herd.) Steve is a livestock guard dog, so in his adulthood he will allegedly scare off coyotes. Right now he just tilts his head sideways and listens along with the rest of us.
Clark and Sam are big fans of The Walking Dead, and right after they watched the last episode the coyotes showed up - it didn't seem like a coincidence. If ever there was anything that seemed like it would kick some zombie ass, it's these coyotes.
[Speaking of Steve, as I type this the blue heron is back and standing on top of our chimney, chased there by the dogs after it landed on the dam. Steve is taking the heron situation very seriously. Much loud barking. The heron is smug on his perch.]