I know last year when I killed an owl in a similar fashion, I was told by a spritual advisor friend it was not necessarily a bad thing and that perhaps it was my owl totem sending me a message. Since Coyote is one of my other main totems, I'm hoping this is the same kind of thing, although, I wish they didn't have to die to bring me a message. I was unable to find a suitable amount of time and silence to meditate on it last night but I plan to tonight as I promised the coyote to look hard for the message he was bringing me and make sure his death was not in vain.
One thing I can already see is this is an affirmation of which sides my totems are on. The owl came to me from the left and the coyote from the right. This could simply be an affirmation that coyote is indeed working to help and guide me but I need to be sure.
The drive in this morning was pretty slippery as we got freezing rain last night but today looks to be sunny and warmer so I hope it lifts my mood a bit.