The first yote I ever saw in the wild was a black one. It was on game land near the NCSU beef barn while turkey hunting. At first I really thought it was somebody's dog but it got close enough for me to tell the difference. My buddy had blown an owl call when we stopped on the way in before light and we heard a gobble further down the path we were on. When we came around a bend it appeared that the yote had heard the gobble from the opposite direction and it was coming right towards us. It turned off into the woods about where we had figured the gobbler was. Unfortunately that was the first of too many sightings on that place. A couple of seasons later I got one close enough to make it a good coyote.